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Tiffy Rando
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Joined: January 19, 2003
Posts: 354
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2005-06-07 19:57   
Well, here's the Data Red,


I crossed 7634709.0 gu.

Between the planet Arges in Kapytens Star, and Nebon, in Struuve.

I did it in exactly 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 25 seconds minus 8 minutes for the stops.

Using a basic ICC engineer with a standard Tachyon drve, and a reload.

Does this prove that Jump Drive velocities need to be faster?
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Doran
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Joined: March 29, 2003
Posts: 4031
From: The Gideon Unit
Posted: 2005-06-07 20:03   
that does seem kinda slow, tachy nonwithstanding. and no gates either?

so.. about 3325 seconds jumping.. just under 2300gu/s, thought tachy was up around 2500..

[ This Message was edited by: Doran on 2005-06-07 20:05 ]
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Posted: 2005-06-08 14:10   
yikes thats a long time
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c0ld
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Joined: June 24, 2003
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Posted: 2005-06-08 14:28   
Huh? Thats about 350 multiples of c!
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From: Wouldnt you like to know
Posted: 2005-06-08 21:27   
Lots of space out there !!! dont waste it all
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Posted: 2005-06-08 21:40   
I don't think it is too long. Imagine trying to invade a system an hour away, you wouldn't want to lose a ship then. As long as we have wormholes then we will be find. And if they take away jumpgates and wormholes then we will be invading one system at a time.
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Posted: 2005-06-08 22:36   
It's random math time...lets see, the moon (beta) is what, 100-150gu from earth? I'm going with 100gu...in RL the moon is 384,400 km...that makes 1gu about 384km give or take some...light travels 299792km/s so about 781gu/s should be light speed. So a tachyon drive would then carry our ships at about 3x the speed of light, or for star trek fans warp 1.3 or so (warp 1=light speed, warp 2=8 x the speed of light)...interesting...I personally agree with something trekkie mentioned to me, instead of just upping tachy's speed make it accelerate...like for the first 10-20 sec. of a jump you'd go currest speed (as well as the last 10-20 seconds, all these numbers are first and last) then the next 10-20 seconds you'd go 2x current speed (cut off by the end, as you need to decelerate), the next 10-20 would be 3x speed etc. This should also apply to the other FTL drives...that way small, in-system jumps would be the same time there are now, but system-system jumps would be much faster...oh and btw, my math is probably a bit off...I'd say an error margin of warp 1.2-1.6 or so...)
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Posted: 2005-06-08 23:07   
I wanted to do something like that, but not really possible without ramping the speed over a longer time...
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From: The Gideon Unit
Posted: 2005-06-09 10:02   
wasnt a suggestion about a variable speed JD tossed around? i recall someone suggesting that short jumps wouldnt be very fast, but the longer the jump the more time's available for acceleration/deacceleration and basically you'd be able to jump faster between systems than intra-system jumping
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Posted: 2005-06-10 19:28   
Quote:

On 2005-06-08 22:36, Binks wrote:
It's random math time...lets see, the moon (beta) is what, 100-150gu from earth? I'm going with 100gu...in RL the moon is 384,400 km...that makes 1gu about 384km give or take some...light travels 299792km/s so about 781gu/s should be light speed. So a tachyon drive would then carry our ships at about 3x the speed of light.......................



Interesting idea. Time for more random math. (Yay!)

Ok. So you are saying (based on the accel. idea.) that for a ship to go an ex. 5000 gu, it would take (y) time. To go 100000 gu it would take (y) x acceleraion rate.

This would make long distance travels alot easier yet it would keep short trips in the same amount of time.

I like it!
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