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by Sabersonic
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What MS design would you like to fix?
Replies: 43
Views: 6059

Re: What MS design would you like to fix?

Well I think a few posters have already put up a few change proposals and one WackyModder84 did his case on the Destiny Gundam so there isn't much I can really add to the discussion but one. Okay, actually a few but you get my gist. If the hand plugs of mobile suit manipulators are able to transfer ...
by Sabersonic
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The issue of suspension arms...
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: The issue of suspension arms...

Okay, first off, is anyone having any issues logging onto the forum via Windows Edge or Firefox? I could only do so via Internet Explorer. Second: If you look at the changeable tip of drill, it is actually quite easy to design a hardpoint that has a very adaptable and field changeable grip with none...
by Sabersonic
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The issue of suspension arms...
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: The issue of suspension arms...

I think the primarily advantages to a manipulator-wielded "humanly" as opposed to hardpoint/weapon station-mounted "mechanical" are two fold: Rapid Customization and Retrieval, and Cross-Compatibility. For the first point, Rapid Customization and Retrieval, one simply has to look at the wide range o...
by Sabersonic
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: PLANT Structural Support
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: PLANT Structural Support

They did make mention of the cables in the hourglass itself, just not what's keeping the rest of it rigid for those mirrors.

As for the mirrors, it would appear that the outboard mirrors always point towards the sun while the central hub mirror rotates with the hourglass portion.
by Sabersonic
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: PLANT Structural Support
Replies: 2
Views: 698

PLANT Structural Support

Okay, many of us know that the PLANTs as seen in the Cosmic Era are basically hourglass shaped that rotate around a central hub to simulate gravity, and that light is reflected through mirrors with one mirror on the central hub while the others are effectively stationary and always facing the sun. H...
by Sabersonic
Mon May 11, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?
Replies: 178
Views: 20741

Re: What is the final word on Cosmic Era beam technology?

Well, I went over the episode where the Sword Impulse and the Gaia Gundam first had their bout to see if they had indeed crossed beam sabers. From video evidence here , here and here , it apparently shows a preference towards countering a beam saber with a shield, or to be exact an Anti-Beam Coated ...
by Sabersonic
Mon May 04, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Travel time between planets
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Re: Travel time between planets

I'm under the impression, Post-OYW at the very least, that the thermonuclear fusion drives of the UC era are not true Torch Drives but rather Demi-Torch Drives. Or rather they have the potential to be torch drives but they don't have the space required for all the remass needed for the full burn to ...
by Sabersonic
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

But the main character is just annoying to all hell. He has his own goddess, that clearly loves him and is open about it, but he's too stupid and dense to realize it, and only focuses on his puppy dog crush on some random girl way out of his league. Isn't that nearly all male anime protagonists in ...
by Sabersonic
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hovering and Water
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Re: Hovering and Water

Well they should, and without a difference in performance. After all, why would any one invest in ground-effect craft like the LCAC in the first place?
by Sabersonic
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Battle of Loum theory
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Battle of Loum theory

Sounds more like the timeline for the Igloo version than what many would consider the "accepted" version of the Battle of Loum, Sunrise officialism rules aside.
by Sabersonic
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Code Geass Akito OVA 3/4 in 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4527

Re: Code Geass Akito OVA 3/4 in 2015

That or do a Magical Girl OVA featuring the Ashford Student Council and friends. Jk.

Still, for some odd reason I think that Lelouch would be the most beautiful out of all the Ashford magical girls. Disturbing, no?
by Sabersonic
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Real Life equivalent of scattering MP?
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Real Life equivalent of scattering MP?

Certainly gives the phrase "At Combat Density" a whole new meaning.

Then again, there'll probably be a counter-countermeasure in the form of a missile that "smells" its way to the target via the smoke, given enough time.
by Sabersonic
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use
Replies: 62
Views: 7997

Re: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use

Well there's always the 5-7 meter scale.
by Sabersonic
Tue May 27, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use
Replies: 62
Views: 7997

Re: Real-Life Advantages of Mechs in Military Use

Might as well add in my $0.02 into this. First off, stating that mecha are "basically more durable soldiers" might not be the best way to describe their best usage upon the battlefield. After all, Powered Armor would fill that niche rather well and potentially more economic to field in terms of fina...
by Sabersonic
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: Pre-Gundam SEED: Galilean Discovery
Replies: 0
Views: 3931

Pre-Gundam SEED: Galilean Discovery

Obviously this is my first foray into posting fanfiction upon this forum so if the layout seems odd, I apologize. Anyway, a brief summary is that during the Jupiter Exploration Mission of one George Glenn Evidence 01 is found. But in this instance, it's not the Space Whale but rather something else ...
by Sabersonic
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Xeno Asks: Assorted UC Mechanics questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Xeno Asks: Assorted UC Mechanics questions

Also, another point I meant to bring up: Do they ever acknowledge heating issues in space? In space there's obviously no air or anything for heat to dissipate to, so even though we see several solid machine guns in space, wouldn't they need to be modified or something? I imagine that sustained fire...
by Sabersonic
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Valvrave: mecha discution and speculation
Replies: 66
Views: 10840

Re: Valvrave: mecha discution and speculation

After watching the final episode, I can't help but ask what is the purpose for those Dainsrave robot limbs beyond the whole "This ain't no Valvrave, boy! No Valvrave!" visual effect. I don't recall it using them like bits/funnels and they were barely used as additional limbs as far as I can tell.
by Sabersonic
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet
Replies: 172
Views: 11068

Re: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet

I don't mean to derail the current topic since I have yet to see episode 10, but am I the only one who got a Ressikan flute vibe from that last scene in episode 9?
by Sabersonic
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet
Replies: 172
Views: 11068

Re: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet

Interesting series so far as far as I figured. Almost feels like a slice of life anime but with mecha and a water planet.

And speaking of which. I'm surprised that no one has uttered a single Kevin Costner joke because of the premise of this series.
by Sabersonic
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Multiplying Divisions with Zeon
Replies: 49
Views: 6794

Re: Multiplying Divisions with Zeon

Boy, been a long time since I've replied to anything around here... Anyway, to get this brainfart out of my head so I can think properly for the rest of the day, I'm afraid that I'll have to to off-topic a smidgen with the debate on operational efficiency and reliability. The thought being, what if ...