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Re: Dirigibles as gunships?
Post by Dilandu   » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 am

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SilverbladeTE wrote:
Adding small, rotatable thrusters to airships would make them more manoeuverable which would help a great deal.


Er... what?
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Re: Dirigibles as gunships?
Post by SilverbladeTE   » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:28 am

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Dilandu wrote:
SilverbladeTE wrote:
Adding small, rotatable thrusters to airships would make them more manoeuverable which would help a great deal.


Er... what?


Small, auxiliary propellers
They or engine, can be rotated to provide thrust in directions other than just ahead/reverse

As in what many large ships now have and some lighter than aircraft use today
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Re: Dirigibles as gunships?
Post by Dilandu   » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 am

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SilverbladeTE wrote:
Small, auxiliary propellers
They or engine, can be rotated to provide thrust in directions other than just ahead/reverse

As in what many large ships now have and some lighter than aircraft use today


You realize that on Safehold you could not use electric control system for such auxiliary drives? And on manual they would be... basically, worse than useless, because crew simply would not be able to coordinate their work well enough to such precise maneuvers?
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Re: Dirigibles as gunships?
Post by SilverbladeTE   » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:01 pm

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Dilandu wrote:
SilverbladeTE wrote:
Small, auxiliary propellers
They or engine, can be rotated to provide thrust in directions other than just ahead/reverse

As in what many large ships now have and some lighter than aircraft use today


You realize that on Safehold you could not use electric control system for such auxiliary drives? And on manual they would be... basically, worse than useless, because crew simply would not be able to coordinate their work well enough to such precise maneuvers?


I think you're over thinking things ;)
A Russian engineer can't imagine ingenuity, practical engineering and training helping the manoeuvrability of an airship without needing electronics?! Tsk tsk! ;)

Remember, thrusters like that have far less power than main engines and help with stability, not overpower things by brute force.
"Genteling" movement is the goal
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Re: Dirigibles as gunships?
Post by Dilandu   » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:30 pm

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SilverbladeTE wrote:
I think you're over thinking things ;)
A Russian engineer can't imagine ingenuity, practical engineering and training helping the manoeuvrability of an airship without needing electronics?! Tsk tsk! ;)


Nah. Some things are either impossible or at least impractical.
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