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Old April 13 2013, 11:22 PM   #46
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

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If you can in deed endlessly hover, why devote any internal space to those four legs?

Technically, if you're hovering (regardless if the legs are touching the ground) you haven't actually "landed."

Hovering does look more dignified than landing on those tiny feet.
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Old April 14 2013, 03:24 AM   #47
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Of course it separates
Love it SonicRanger, and makes it pretty obvious where the saucer's impulse engine is. It's in between those two "booms."




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Old April 16 2013, 06:12 PM   #48
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

considering how awkward it can be assembling that model (i know, i built it and lit the entire thing so had cables traversing both sections) all i can say is i hope to god revell never get into the star ship building industry or we're all screwed
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Old April 16 2013, 07:46 PM   #49
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

I always saw the Intrepid-class as being a single-hulled design and with Starfleet going more and more in that direction in the future.
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Old April 16 2013, 07:49 PM   #50
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Re: Can USS VOYAGER separate from saucer section?

Even if the two components are assembled separately then joined, doesn't necessarily argue that they can separate at will and function independently. The whole point of the separation bit was to keep the families out of harm's way, but they seemed to have dropped the whole families on starships bit after Wolf 359 and definitely after the Dominion war. Rightly so.

Voyager never had any civilians on it when they launched. If they could separate the whole time, why was it not even mentioned once as an alternative at some point when Janeway was ready to blow up the ship on any number of occasions?
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Old April 16 2013, 08:11 PM   #51
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The whole point of the separation bit was to keep the families out of harm's way
No, that's just a benefical extra. As I understand the original concept the ship can separate to relieve the lower section of the bulk of the saucer. Making the lower section faster and more malnuverable, therefor a better combatant in battle situations.

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