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ANOTHER IDEA!

Post by patrickivan » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:14 pm

I've been having lots of ship ideas after a long drought. It's nice... Anyone. Here's the start of something I think. A take of some familiar older designs with a twist on integrating the nacelles into a single unit...

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I'm still fleshing out ideas. I want to keep it TOS simple and not go overboard with complexity.

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Post by trekriffic » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:36 pm

That's certainly a unique looking design. Go for it!
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Post by MEATLOAFr » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:33 pm

not bad... personally I'd go for a shorter neck
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Post by Moongrim » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:14 pm

Am I correct in assuming that the warp engines are incorporated into the secondary hull? Akin to a Next Gen Saber Class starship?
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Post by patrickivan » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:25 pm

I was going for something akin to FJs Saladin Class (with 2 nacelles as there should be)... And being firmly in the camp that the nacelles house the actual highly powerful warp engines, and engineering is where all the power control and power conversion and distribution takes places, this is a perfectly viable concept.

Except I wanted something that would have a more robust deflector system like a Constitution Class, and didn't want just a dish dropping from the saucer.

Anyway- I just wanted something that had a little more technical connectivity between the saucer and the nacelles.

In the event of a Power Pod (MJ's term) ejection, the nacelles connected to the central deflector pod, would separate as one unit, including the dorsal. That would dump the bulky mass allowing the saucer better mass to thrust ratio I would think would be critical in an emergency.

Anyway- I've mocked up a simple sketchup drawing

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Post by Moongrim » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:10 pm

Deja Vu
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Post by dJiPi » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:20 pm

wanna something uncommon ?, design the lower part/secondary hull like an horseshoe with triangular/almond shaped bussard collectors on the leading edge. Diameter of the horseshoe should be decreasing from the front to the two extremities. Connecting neck should be more fluid like on the JJprise or the Galaxy class.
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Post by patrickivan » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:07 pm

Moongrim wrote:Deja Vu
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naaaaaah- the idea was to not have just the dropping deflector or nacelle struts.
dJiPi wrote:wanna something uncommon ?, design the lower part/secondary hull like an horseshoe with triangular/almond shaped bussard collectors on the leading edge. Diameter of the horseshoe should be decreasing from the front to the two extremities. Connecting neck should be more fluid like on the JJprise or the Galaxy class.
funny that you mention the horseshoe idea, because that's exactly how this started. I was at work and sketched that very thought down, but really didn't like it. It just didn't fit TOS aesthetic to me. Anything too fluid, organic, singular, et c just doesn't feel right.
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Post by Tesral » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:35 pm

There is this....
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Not my work but cool

A drawing thereof.
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Re: ANOTHER IDEA!

Post by dJiPi » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:03 pm

Hi Tesral,
Your pics already gave me an idea some weeks ago: a Galaxy saucer and an Y-wing :D
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