Vandul, on 12 June 2012 - 09:23 AM, said:
I probably wasnt clear on that. The Radars are mounted, but are designed to shear away in the event of a catastrophic roll. The design is intended to unload top bearing weight in the event of a catastrophic rollover. We dont need another Poseidon. The 42 degrees is arbitrary and I should have stated so. The last time I was on a ship, it was still in the Eighties. I know, older than dirt, etc...
Im waiting for a good friend of mine to respond to a text. He was a 48E Technician with me onboard some Leahy class cruisers. Things could have changed a lot since then as well.
Anyhow, the powerplant could be carried in the basket, but the problem then is how do you get the power from the upper torso, to the legs, myomers, actuators, etc... Transmission rings, the weak link.
Thats kewl. As for the problem of power transference, I solved this with static rings, and having it grounded withing the joint itself, and by placing an electric transformer that the charge funnels into, and is then regulated by an electric board that remotely receives signals from the cockpit, and controls the electric surges necessary to stimulates the contractions of the myomers in the legs for gyro stability and movement. The torso is otherwise attached to the lower body with a stong light weight alloy cylinder of metal which pivots smoothly from its ball bearing attachments at the base. Where teh top of the cylinder is solidly attached the back bone of the torso.
One might argue that if the mech were inverted, that the torso would simple 'fall off'. I admit that there is a weak point at the ball bearing attachment, and if the mech were to hang upside for a long period of time, the attachment would give way under the contrain strain. But since mechs are not generally inverted, this does not pose a real threat to the design, and was acceptable to the great houses who immediately put the designs into production.
Apart from showing you the exact detail in my patented blueprints, which I will not do, there you are, the Xfactor identified.
I hope this clear it up.
Gorith, on 12 June 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:
Firstly fun for the masses sure... so was cross server LFG in WoW and look what that has caused. Just because it's fun doesn't mean it's a good idea.
I think FUN in a game is always a good idea. Otherwise why play.
Edited by Teralitha, 12 June 2012 - 09:48 AM.