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by Seto Kaiba
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

Oh well, I can accept Magic Knight Rayearth, so FSS isn't really much of a problem. I just rather he focus more on the plot. FSS had less density than Hunter X Hunter.(There's more settings book than actual manga volumes since 20 years ago) One of Mamoru Nagano's favorite themes that he explores he...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

So, basically magic. Yup... Mamoru Nagano gets a LOT of mileage out of Clarke's Third Law in his original works. Heavy Metal L-Gaim is a lot more subdued about it than its more successful derivative Five Star Stories , but it still prominently features several "sufficiently advanced" technologies. ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

Luckily they do not operate on Earth. Because a MS sized humanoid has at most 200m^2 surface area and will have approximate 200kW at the equator during peak sun hours at almost 100% efficiency. They must have a really strong sun, strange they don't have darker skin(and a much more hellish environme...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Space Colonies and Water

I'm more worried about their water recycling... There is simply no way of removing every chemical during waste water treatment. Imagine drinking that chemical cocktail full of birth control hormones, painkillers and recreational drug residue... When all is said and done, all you have to do is apply...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

How they work like what powers them for sure, and what are their cockpits like? As Arsarcana noted, they're powered by solar energy... the outer skin of the heavy metals is a solar collector which captures sunlight for power generation. The cockpit is fairly roomy, very reminiscent of the Mobile Su...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

as the title says, I'm curious... how do the mecha of L-Gaim work? Can you be more specific about the nature of your query? IK some have beam sabers, but are they actually common, or is it more a later thing? As I recall, pretty much all of the humanoid Class A and B Heavy Metals have at least one ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Mecha Talk Central
Topic: A couple RPG questions
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: A couple RPG questions

Right. And seeing as I'm the only active user most of the time, well... It's a message board, not a chatroom... and one with the option to appear offline while staying logged in. People pop in and out at their leisure, the site only shows them as online for a few minutes after their most recent cli...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

The length of the handle is comparable to a short spear or nagamaki .(In fact, if only one side is active, it looks much more like a nagamaki than a naginata) The blade of the metal naginata isn't that long(usually 30~60cm), so the reach by comparison is far from the beam blade that will be around ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

The beam naginata already has very little disadvantage compared to a metal naginata. The beam naginata has a LOT of disadvantages compared to a real-world naginata... most of which stem from the beam naginata not being a single-edged weapon like its real world counterpart. Because the manufacturer ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

I have been wondering why did Zeonic had the Gelgoog Marine and Jaeger using beam sabers instead beam naginata like the previous model? Is this because beam sabers are both easier to use and cheaper to make--I can imagine pilot scared of cutting themselves while using the beam naginata. Can't find ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

That reminds me, how did the Ghost has two designations: AIF-7 and QF-4000? The only case in real life when that happened is the jointly-developed Chinese/Pakistani Thunder. Macross 's creators have not commented on that as it relates to the Ghost series directly. Sometimes, when the military appro...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Say, how hard is it exactly to train anyone to control a VF and the ghost fighters at the same time? Presumably not that difficult, as the Frontier NUNS were already using RVF-171s as motherships to control Ghosts in the field well before the RVF-25 and Luca came along. If I remember correctly, Fro...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

You know, I've been wondering why haven't anyone made a 5th generation compact VF that positions itself as the successor of the VF-171? Is there anything restrictive to size when it comes to stuffs like the Fold Wave system? The VF-171 isn't a small VF by any means... it's comparable in size to the...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Do you think that anyone would try to do anything to squeeze out a few more years of service from the VF-171 by upgrading it? Is there anything we can do to this platform? Even without upgrades, the VF-171 Nightmare Plus is likely to remain in frontline service for at another decade or more in many...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Speaking of how ubiquitous Shinsei and General Galaxy are in the VF business, do you think that any other companies could successfully broke into the market to a noticeable degree? Probably not with the current state of the market... at least, not to the extent of actually supplying the military to...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The fact that the SV-51 and its descendants were so good at dogfighting VF as you reminded me suddenly feels like an omen -- are we back to fighting humans in the upcoming Delta movie? We recently have a discussion about if Windermere had any fight left in them, an idea which you shot down, so woul...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

It's an interesting technical analysis you have been laying out over MacrossWorld. It makes me want to ask this though: Why is the design principles/cues of the SV-51 and VF-4 persisted for so long in General Galaxy? The people who designed these machines must have either died or retired by the tim...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 559
Views: 96852

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Just want to give people a heads-up: The next VF (the VF-14's descendant) will be revealed at the ongoing Tamashii Nation exhibition. Pics and ongoing technical analysis at MacrossWorld: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/45063-super-macross-mecha-fun-time-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comme...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Space Colonies and Water

I also thought of the Jupiter fleets, but with the limited amount they can carry and the time required for the round trip, I have doubts as to how much water is carried by them. Taking the Jupitris as an example for estimations, taking the most lazy calculations of a 2km length, 500m height, 500m w...