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by MythSearcher
Sun May 28, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha and Mufflers
Replies: 9
Views: 327

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 MythSearcher
Fri May 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2122

Re: Is there anyway to any rationality in transformers?

Have anyone hear talk about mecha which seems to works primarily in plane mode instead of bipedal mode? I think that it is a much more plausible situation, with the bipedal mode only called when a particular complex task appears. For example, the new Methuss X-1 from the Anaheim Laboratory Log seem...
by MythSearcher
Fri May 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Best designed warship in UC
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Best designed warship in UC

Technically speaking, the Salamis. It literally survived from 0070s to 0150s. No other ship design survived longer than that. The survivability comes from the fact of its "incompleteness". It was designed to be highly modifiable and adaptable to different tasks, thus it can be relatively easily upgr...
by MythSearcher
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: What's the deal with the Turn A's thrust power?

Nothing I can find... it looks like the Willgem doesn't even have a stated mass. It'd have to be an awful lot of thrust, considering the amount of inertia it'd have to overcome to resist being pushed back by something so much bigger than itself. Considering the Turn A likely have warp drive capabil...
by MythSearcher
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Pilot curriculum

A much more relevant reason would be that a tank's main weapon is a cumbersome, generally direct line-of-sight cannon that is often at a completely different orientation from the main motive structure when in use, necessitating either an extreme amount of automation or a minimum of 2 operators to g...
by MythSearcher
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Pilot curriculum

Ironically enough, the criticisms were largely about the franchise's writers confusing (raw) talent and training... to the extent that it's a recurring trope in most Gundam timelines that a kid who's never even seen a real mobile suit outside of pictures or maybe a museum display piece ends up in t...
by MythSearcher
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Pilot curriculum

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 equivalents) from a young age due to parental neglect. That experience seems to cover an awful lot of ground. I must protest. It's space age,...
by MythSearcher
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Pilot curriculum

Well, computer assist and more computer assist. At least in UC, AE manufactured military MS has pretty much the same controls as small worker bots like the MMS and JMS manufactured by AE. Convinient, isn't it? I assume you can always decrease the assistance rendered by the computer, but almost anyon...
by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Why did OYW atmospheric aircrafts were designed that bad?

Because it was 1979 and I very much doubt the designers knew about/cared two whits about aerodynamics. I won't say that to include all designers, Valley of the Wind's Mowe is actually pretty aerodynamic and the model lifted off ground in front of my fan. I guess Miyasaki Hayao is a pretty special c...
by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What part of the Minovsky Particle itch you?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: What part of the Minovsky Particle itch you?

Minovsky particle is the same with Gundam. But of course, like Zombie Virus, it is not perfect - or at least not perfectedly fleshed out. So I want to ask which "grey area" of Minovsky Particle do you think that needs explaination? My personal choice would be the reflective attribute of Minovsky be...
by MythSearcher
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: The charm of semi-canon mechs

Hmm... So the "gap-filling" effect does play some role in this matter. So, in that logic, can I ask this: Do you like a semi-official design with fleshed-out story better, or something that does not? I do think that thanks to Ark Performance, the semi-cannon designs in Gundam are gaining traction, ...
by MythSearcher
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The charm of semi-canon mechs
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: The charm of semi-canon mechs

My view is that the liked ones are better designed ones. Simply put, not all of these machines are loved by the fandom, actually, only a small portion of it are well known and discussed and will get votes in "favourite" polls. Those loved by the fandom are the ones that get good designs, with decent...
by MythSearcher
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: OYW MS questions

The mono-eye itself could just be replaced with a better suited one and use the same camera rail. After all, in MS Igloo we saw how even things like the OP-02C also use mono-eyes, so there should be plenty of specialized types that also use rails. That being said, the MSM-07 Z'gok series in particu...
by MythSearcher
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What aesthetic features you expect on mecha designs of different ages?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: What aesthetic features you expect on mecha designs of different ages?

Well, 70~80's have larger legs and feet, a feature carried over from super robots shows, which is also common in super robot nowadays. Notice Katoki redesigns usually make these smaller and sharper, which I think is a feature from mid to late 90's. The problem of doing this kind of age identificatio...
by MythSearcher
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mobile Suit Cockpit hatches
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Mobile Suit Cockpit hatches

Technical issues. A mobile weapon, which is supposed to be put in situations where the pilot will be subjected high g-forces, should be placed as close as possible to the centre of rotation. This lowers the g-force when under rotation. The centre of rotation, in turn, should be placed as close to th...
by MythSearcher
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

They had to be some early defectors to start the fleet Well, depending on the term "defect". Blakes is still in the EFF after organizing AEUG, and when coming to the forming of EFF, it is a pretty loose group to begin with. Basically most anti Earth Government groups tagged along, so you get Zeon r...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: OYW MS questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: OYW MS questions

As for the MSM-07Di, for me it made sense that they used a MS that is meant to move in that position, which I liked to call a MSM's underwater cruising mode (which also involves collapsing the extendable arms and legs of some MSM models). Besides the 360º view of the Z'gok proving to be a valuable ...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: A Few Questions On The Dolos Class

Well, the Origin and Thunderbolt both seem to think of the Dolos class as a giant mobile fortress, with the former housing Musais and the later Jukon class submarines. Needless to say, this would be on a completely different league from the 492m long MS carrier we know, with The Origin version said...
by MythSearcher
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

The AEUG Tended to get ships and MS mostly through EFSF crews just defecting and taking the ships complement of MS with them. they later got some newer ships built by AE and during Zeta before the Jabero operation the AEUG does attack and EFSF lunar port and capture the ships docked there. The Jabe...
by MythSearcher
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: EFSF Reserve Fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: EFSF Reserve Fleets

The launches from Jaburo in 0079 are newly build ships, while the AEUG taking decommisioned ships that we do not know if they are mothballed or not, but all still pretty new (The Salamis Kai 0087 version modicfication took place at least some time after 0083) and likely only decommissioned for the s...