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Thread: (HUMOUR) Leaked footage from secret dev build - Atmospherics

  1. #46
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    Nice vid though.

    V2k.

  2. #47
    Originally Posted by WR3ND View Post (Source)
    It doesn't matter if they're aerodynamic anyway. Their thrust is powerful enough and presumable responsive enough to keep them stable and moving around without relying on aerodynamics.

    Some might be more efficient than others, capable of higher speeds in atmospheres, etc., but all are capable enough, even as flying bricks.
    They have a hard time in mid G worlds just keeping straight while landing. That's without atmosphere. I cannot imagine trying to fight 1G plus the windspeeds against a T10 hull.

  3. #48
    Originally Posted by Faybs View Post (Source)
    Fluid dynamics is pretty well understood today. However, we do have matter-blocking shields in 3304, so in theory one could have a dedicated, specialized low power shield that puts an aerodynamic bubble around a starship so it can fly well no matter what its shape is.
    See, there ya go - science.

  4. #49
    Nice video. It looks like maybe FSX in the background with addon textures or satellite/altitude scenery, along with active-sky weather. I wonder if that's an edited video, or someone did custom ED ship modeling for fsx. There have been plenty of fan-modeling where you can make any kind of flyable(or drivable roughly) structure. Turn off the realism for air-friction damage and these things can be equipped to go faster > mach 2. https://simviation.com/1/browse-Misc-58-59

    Fluid dynamics is pretty well understood today. However, we do have matter-blocking shields in 3304, so in theory one could have a dedicated, specialized low power shield that puts an aerodynamic bubble around a starship so it can fly well no matter what its shape is.
    Flight in atmospherics should already be trival in ED and Elite lore where FFE&FE2 already had it. Besides the shield, there could also be a protective effect from the FSD in "cruise" mode at 2500m/s.

  5. #50
    Originally Posted by Schmack View Post (Source)
    They have a hard time in mid G worlds just keeping straight while landing. That's without atmosphere. I cannot imagine trying to fight 1G plus the windspeeds against a T10 hull.
    Yeah, mate, but what're we talking here, like 10x thrust to weight ratio? To be fair, I mostly only use the small ships in the game.

  6. #51
    Excellent ! This Mat Recardo is really very good

  7. #52
    And that's why we need legs! - to walk alone them thare beaches.

  8. #53
    Originally Posted by verminstar View Post (Source)
    I type with an accent and itís not role play or a joke...itís just a habit that Iíve had fer a very long time and it doesnít bother me enough to change now.

    And Iím from Belfast in Northern Ireland so close enough ^
    I'll stick my neb in here to add some background for SkyB
    In the UK there are still places that use older forms of the English language. I have worked with people who used ďThee and thouĒ in their everyday speech. People whose accent is the one that Hollywood used for pirates. (Oo ar! The West Country.)
    In local forums we often write in dialect especially if we are proud of it. It can be a bit political.

  9. #54
    Originally Posted by vindelanos View Post (Source)
    Aerodynamics shmaerodynamics.

    I don't give a crap about science, I just want fun stuff to do in-game.
    As long as our ships are capable to land on 9G planets I don't see how aerodynamics could possibly matter.

  10. #55
    Originally Posted by SkyB View Post (Source)
    I am not a native English speaker and need to know why people on this forum sometimes say "Ye" instead of "You".

    To me it invokes a feeling of cringe due to them trying to role play a 17th century sailor.

    Is my assumption correct or do I miss the joke.
    "Ye" is a fairly standard way of addressing someone here in Ireland

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  12. #57
    Originally Posted by Schmack View Post (Source)
    They have a hard time in mid G worlds just keeping straight while landing. That's without atmosphere. I cannot imagine trying to fight 1G plus the windspeeds against a T10 hull.
    It should be easier. In a non-atmospheric planet there is no terminal velocity until you hit the ground. In an atmospheric planet it theoretically should be easier. Yes you will get movement and turbulence, but it will be easier. Planes these days can virtually fly themselves and that includes landing and takeoff.

    With flight assist on and using shields to make yourself as aerodynamic as possible, there really shouldn't be huge issues.

  13. #58
    I don't know if Mat posts on the forum but I hope he won't mind if I alert everyone to the fact that he's done another one!


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