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by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?
Replies: 51
Views: 2479

Re: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?

That is what I've heard of and believed. However, I always have some doubt in that even before Macross and Gundam, Tomino did Daitan 3, which is a Super Robot but already has quite some real robot aspects to it.(or so I've heard, never actually seen the show) Daitan 3 is transformable, and I believ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?
Replies: 51
Views: 2479

Re: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?

Can we talk about the real-life reason of Transformable MS? I know that by the time of Zeta, Macross had made a name for it. But what really pushed Tomino and his team to come up with the concept of Transformable MS? Based on what I've read on the matter in old issues of Bandai's B-Club Magazine fr...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Different models of shield during and after OYW.
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Different models of shield during and after OYW.

So, I notice that the Gundam and the standard GM are mainly depicted with that one-piece looking, flat red shields. But then there the GM variants (like the GM Command), all of which belonged to the later part of the war, using a convex shield with two prongs at the bottom (possibly taking inspirat...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: [UC 0096] Restrictions on Defenser Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: [UC 0096] Restrictions on Defenser Use?

What I don't get is why they need such authorization. What reason would the Federation have in making qualified pilots deploy in just the weaker, Defenser-less configuration? It seems to me like this is just intentionally putting those pilots at a disadvantage? Did I miss something that explains th...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

You are correct, the main sensor is the crown part and the "eyes" are just secondary/supporting sensors(called "dual camera"). All you need to check is the MG manual of RX-78-2 (MG01), if you do not have a copy, dalong.net has one. I've been looking into the technical manuals, mostly... after all, ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Well, I've struck out. The Zaku book is the only one to mention a LIDAR system inside the eye.
by Seto Kaiba
Wed May 31, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

IIRC, Seed and Destiny had several scenes showing ZAFT or Orb MS lined shoulder to shoulder on hangars, where they began to actuvate sequentially one after another by having their eyes glow. By the time the last MS had its eyes glow, the first unit began taking its first step out of the maintance b...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed May 31, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do MS eyes glow?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Why do MS eyes glow?

Watching the scene in Thunderbolt 7, when the the eye of Daryl's Acguy moved between the radar and the normal eye visor, gives me this question: Why do MS eyes glow? I mean, if they are just cameras/sensors (and I know that they do not function normally using infrared beam), it makes little sense f...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue May 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

Very interesting discussion. The early Riveni/Savage from Full Metal Panic! might also have had mufflers. I think some flashbacks featured the older diesel ones. I'm gonna have to go back and look for those in Full Metal Panic! Σ because I honestly don't remember there being a diesel Rk-series AS. ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun May 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

When you consider that, despite being made of materials that must have the density of packing foam, your average wheeled giant robot is going to have a significantly greater ground pressure than the average car... so the noise the wheels make is going to be pretty substantial as they bite into the ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon May 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

On the off-chance that doghunter meant some kind of sound suppression system for the wheels as opposed to exhaust, well... same response really: There's no point. Even the smallest mecha I can think of with that kind of propulsion (Armored Troopers) are about four meters tall and weigh six tons or ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun May 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mecha and Mufflers

For mecha with wheels for long-distance travel, are mufflers are a necessity? Refer to the Gundam Leopard from After War Gundam X and the Knightmare Frames of the Code Geass franchise having wheels for long-distance travel. ... a muffler has nothing whatsoever to do with having wheels. Literally th...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed May 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where will one-off designs end-up?
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Where will one-off designs end-up?

By Victory Gundam we see old surplus EFSF units used by a Colony Military the Macedonia Army deploys RGM-109M-5 Heavy-Gun units as part of it's forces. http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/rgm-109m-5.htm Given the established state of the Earth Federation in Mobile Suit Victory Gundam , that'd tend t...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon May 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where will one-off designs end-up?
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Where will one-off designs end-up?

Thinking about real-life, I suddenly have this idea: Many armament company actually doesn't produce anything. They just buy old vehicles, guns, etc for the part then sell these to different customers, including armies whose equipment has not changed. So could it be possible that Anaheim Electronic,...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue May 02, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Where will one-off designs end-up?
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Where will one-off designs end-up?

Well... if AE, SNRI, Zeonic, Zimmad, etc. work anything like an automaker or aircraft design firm, they'd probably reclaim the various one-offs and super-prototypes for a structural and systems analysis once the military was done with them. Any proprietary technology supplied by third parties like t...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

... feel like I've been living under a rock. I didn't know they were planning to do one movie, let alone two! (Or are we counting the From the Past to the Future short as one?) I'll consider it a great victory if they tidy up the plot a bit and leave Bellri holding the idiot ball a bit less... on mo...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Pilot curriculum

Amuro hopped on Gundam, and is pretty bad at it. He wasted most of the 60mm vulcan magazine and didn't score a hit, went in for melee and only overwhelmed opponents likely because no body is well trained in MS close combat, much higher spec and with the beam sabre. He only survived his first battle...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Pilot curriculum

I think a lot of the "Gundam hero" criticisms are confusing ability and training, which are different things. Training and enabling the average guy to become a mecha suit pilot is good. Training and enabling the guy with exceptional ability is better! That is the baseline difference between Mecha A...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Pilot curriculum

I must protest. Methinks you doth protest too loudly? (In a strictly friendly-debate sense, naturally...) It's space age, the majority of people in UC lived in space for over half a century, and at least most of the earlier protagonists are pretty familiar with space before they hop onto the pilot ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Pilot curriculum

And so, what do you think about mecha pilot training? Realistically, how should it happen - For how long, starting from which age, etc. Gundam 's got a bad habit of having technically-proficient teenagers who are either natural pilots or kids who'd been playing with mobile suit simulators (or equiv...