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by Arsarcana
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How powerful is Mazinger Z's Rust Hurricane anyway?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: How powerful is Mazinger Z's Rust Hurricane anyway?

Hey now, even Star Trek deals with things in quantifiable terms often based on real science... True, but that line about how stuff works ('quite well') is an actual answer that Michael Okuda would give whenever anyone asked him how particular bits of tech worked, in particular the 'Heisenberg Compe...
by Arsarcana
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How powerful is Mazinger Z's Rust Hurricane anyway?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: How powerful is Mazinger Z's Rust Hurricane anyway?

Mazinger is pretty much THE defining example of the Super Robot genre so... you're probably not gonna get details and they're not going to be particularly meaningful even if they did exist. It's like Star Trek and questions about how various bits of technobabble work: They work just fine, thanks for...
by Arsarcana
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

as the title says, I'm curious... how do the mecha of L-Gaim work? If you mean 'how are they powered', the answer is sunlight. Heavy Metals are armored with something called... Genepla I think they called it. It's able to absorb solar energy that can power the unit. some of the more advanced units ...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Mech Profiles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Mech Profiles?

Ummmm, looking very quickly the Japanese wikipedia article on Code Geass mecha has stats and the Fandom wiki has more (and in English besides if you can't read Japanese).
by Arsarcana
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 105754

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

"a 'hard' magic system or a 'soft' one" how does this go? like in Mahouka/ irregular in magic high school? Seto Kaiba pretty much nailed this one. Hard magic may break physics as we understand them but it follows its own laws, these laws are discoverable via observation/experimentation and you can'...
by Arsarcana
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 105754

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I'll let the experts answer the tech questions in detail. also, anyone got an opinion on the Tech based VS magic based teleportation/FTL? one idea for my fanfics is that both method are viable and usage would just defend on the individual. Literally unanswerable question, since there are a practical...
by Arsarcana
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 15
Views: 7499

Re: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I

Well... the main poster for the 1st movie also gives a indication too. The one on the website? It's officially identified as a 'teaser visual', not the final poster. Meanwhile the Xi is displayed in the gallery as the image from when the project was first announced right alongside footage from the ...
by Arsarcana
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 15
Views: 7499

Re: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I

Yeah, I'd be surprised if there isn't some sort of in medias res opening showing the Xi and playing the rest as a 'how we got here' retelling, or some other way of getting it into the first film. Gotta get it in there so they can boost the sale of merch...
by Arsarcana
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What kind of labour work could an 18m MS do?
Replies: 16
Views: 3328

Re: What kind of labour work could an 18m MS do?

We don't see any MS in IBO that were intended for labour-use and include the AV system (that I recall) but we know that some MS are meant primarily for construction work (the Spinner Rodi) and those can in theory be fitted with an AV interface and the very fact that the AV-equipped machines used by ...
by Arsarcana
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 105754

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I imagine you could have a story in Macross that focused mainly on Destroids but you'd have to write the entire setting around it, since they're so outclassed by variable fighters even despite the costs that they just aren't viable in most situations and as mentioned they were originally designed fo...
by Arsarcana
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gravitational Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: Gravitational Sensors

Yeah, they probably work along the LIGO concept or similar, passively detecting gravitational waves as an alternative to other kinds of sensors that use active emissions to detect objects. Pretty common sci-fi concept from long before the first actual detection of gravitational waves.
by Arsarcana
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Would you prefer more missiles or shoulder-mounted cannons?
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Would you prefer more missiles or shoulder-mounted cannons?

Really depends on what the average pilot is going to be doing. Generally it seems that machines with over-the-shoulder cannons are intended to provide fire support while backed up by other suits that aren't burdened with additional heavy weapons. Operating solo, I wouldn't want those cannons if ther...
by Arsarcana
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Megawattage Info Gathering
Replies: 11
Views: 3787

Re: Megawattage Info Gathering

This topic was nine years old...
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam Wing: No Mobile Amours?
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Gundam Wing: No Mobile Amours?

Neo-Japan had a MA in the Fantoma. Offhand I can't think of any Mobile Armors in Wing, unless you count the Scorpio which starts in MA-form and then undergoes a one-way transition into MS-form.
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 11953

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Hey Freighttrain, since you don't seem to have figured it out yet, this board doesn't use the @ feature to notify users, learn to use the quote tags instead. I shall now demonstrate how this works: But I figured since no one else had posted any messages on this thread for a few days I might as well ...
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 11953

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Just looking for a reply from ShadowCell about whether or not he was referring to the square-cube law when he mentioned physics. I think you meant me, since I'm the one that said that. Yes, I was referring to square-cube. You haven't answered my question about whether or not you understand how dens...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 11953

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Oh don't worry, this next one will even have pictures and ancient Greece too. This, and you have to ask why there's some question as to whether you're trolling the board? Those aren't fan-fictions, those are my projections of how real militaries would classify such vehicles and I decided to use the...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog Jaeger/Marine question
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Gelgoog Jaeger/Marine question

That's... a really good question actually. There's some lineart that you can find on the Gundam Wiki page for the suit which looks like it might describe where the Gelgoog Marine stores its sabers but I can't make out what it says.
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 11953

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

The fact that we're having this discussion at all should be a clue that nobody else thinks your classification system is an improvement on what already exists and you're just adding confusing new terms that nobody in-universe uses . Hell, it's not even used in the real world in the way you're doing ...