Ship sketches

nozmajner
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Re: Ship sketches

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A luxury racing shuttle for spoiled brats. Based on a brief from sturnclaw.
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Yeah, I kinda doing the inktober thing, but as a shiptober as well.
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Re: Ship sketches

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Sturnclaw, man. Sturnclaw. Otherwise, looks quite good.

I have some ideas for another ship in that line, but I'm not likely to get around to that for a while.
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Re: Ship sketches

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@sturnclaw:
To take these away for later reference, including a version to your two-gun sketch with trilateral symmetry cranked up:
First one would be OPLI for sure.
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I'd actually put these two into the OPLI bucket as well, due to their blockiness. (Also a was, clarified on the second image)
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Your flying gun:
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And a more trilateral iteration on that
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Some earlier trilateral sketches. Also, Mola Ramsayi
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Re: Ship sketches

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Definitely like that last iteration. Landing might be a bit difficult, but it does have enough reverse thrust that we could make it use legs instead of wheels just fine. We're going to need to support variable-position thrusters for the RCS booms before it gets implemented, but there's plenty of ships in the backlog until that happens.
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Re: Ship sketches

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Or it can be a tail sitter, if it ever needs to land. For carriers, I can put attachment points for some kind of canadarm like thing that grabs it on the docking tube and hauls it into the hangar and back.
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Re: Ship sketches

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I'm going to break this one out into it's own thread when I get a little further along, but here's nozmajner's Sador, now updated slightly to my tastes.
https://imgur.com/a/SWQCKc4
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Re: Ship sketches

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Re: Ship sketches

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Nice!
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Re: Ship sketches

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Wow they look great!

From the shape I'm guessing the first one would work best as a tail sitter?
Whilst the second (which I love the colour scheme for) looks like it has belly landing gear.
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Re: Ship sketches

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Yeah, the first one in that configuration is definitely a tail-sitter. (I would still like to have that feature :) ). Or it is a space-only craft, but even that way it would look rather odd in the current docking bays on the orbitals.
But I'm already thinking about doing some versions with different nacelle configs to see how it would look if if would allow for belly landing.
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