Punch It....

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Atolm, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Atolm

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  2. The Librarian

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    It feels like a Daedalus and an Earth Alliance ship had a baby.
     
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  3. Atolm

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    lol...Not quite. The arrays extending from the saucer are the bussard collectors not radiators. Since technically the bussards do not need to be integrated into the nacelle proper, as they are not part of the Warp system, I decided to try something new. Also the secondary hull's general shape is not of the Daedalus, but much more in common with the TOS Connie. I did a similar arrangement with my old design of the Viking-class some 12 years ago:
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  4. Santaman

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    AYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAIII!!! KARATE CHOP!! :evil::klingon: *ding*

    What? You told me to punch it.. :biggrin:

    But again a really interesting design. :mallory::techman:
     
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  5. pfontaine2

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    Cool idea!
     
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  6. Atolm

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    lol thanks bro

    Thanks mate
     
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  8. Atolm

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  9. Santaman

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    Oeh! Lego.. :D
     
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    Disappointed. I'm headcanon-ing them as radiators.
     
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  11. Atolm

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    LOL

    lol, that's cool (no pun intended). Don't be disappointed , the whole point of this ship concept was to just re-orient the traditional tech level of TOS and seeing how that would change things (For example, by bringing the warp nacelles closer to the hull, the bussard collectors would have been seriously hampered...So I opted making a new structure that admittedly do appear as radiators as actual bussards would look like a radiator, or a huge sail in structure. Although in hindsight I could.ve designed something more "trekkian" in design), but I am always cool with however my work takes to you and others, so carry mister :D
     
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  12. Oddish

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    But the saucer section is turned on its side. Won't everyone be falling over?
     
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  13. Albertese

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    Judging by the windows on the lower hull, I'm sure that all the decks are parallel to the saucer, so I doubt anyone is in greater risk of falling.

    --Alex
     
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  14. Atolm

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  15. Go-Captain

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    I’m a big fan of rocket oriented decks for Starfleet ships.

    On the matter of buzzard collectors there’s the idea that the warp reactors are in the nacelles in TOS. That makes a lot of sense given the Bussard collector location, because then they can feed fuel right into the warp core, and energy right to the warp engine. With the warp reactors outside the nacelles then the Bussard collected hydrogen is maybe fusing with warp plasma in the warp engines as they absorb energy, bypassing the warp core.

    You could go with the idea of an in-hull warp core, and a more real life like Bussard collector, where it’s an opening at the front center of the craft surrounded by an array of magnetic rings. The warp engines don’t need collectors then, but could instead focus on radiation mitigation through position, shielding (water jackets and/or solid material), and distance since the original concept for keeping the nacelles from the hull was radiation issues.

    I just realized the warp core could be the sublight engine and it just directs the thrust plasma to the warp engines for FTL.

    well just some ideas
     
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  16. Santaman

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    Guess the only thing to worry about is when you want to fly that thing into spacedock.. might get a little tight..:biggrin:
     
  17. Atolm

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    That is a cool take as well. Aces!
    A note: If I am not mistaken in TOS, the spinning parts at the front of the nacelle were never the bussards...that was a retconned concept based on TNG ideals. Not arguing, just saying.
     
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