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How are frames controlled?

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:41 am

Good lord, there are no "beam sabers" in this setting! Why, that's absurd!

No, in this setting, we have PLASMA EDGES which is more realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 am

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:41 am

I came from the bottom, now I made it to the top. Newtype flow I'm the hottest on the block. Somebody tell these haters that I'm never gonna stop. Till I kill em all like a colony drop. I'm yellin out Sieg Zeon, Sieg Zeon

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:45 am

that is not realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:32 am

hahaha gotcha
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:11 pm

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby jadefalcon777 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Jovian Chronicles from Dream Pod 9 had a pretty decent 'beam sword/saber' design that approached almost realistic. To quote the original source material "The plasma lance is a compressed-gas cylinder with an ionizing ejector nozzle at one end. When held by a specially designed manipulator, a direct current from the exo-armor's main fusion reactor is transmitted to the ejector and transforms the gas into a giant plasma flame. The overall device looks like a sword made of light and is very effective against armored opponents. Unfortunately, the small gas supply limits the usefulness of the weapon and the exo-armor must often carry several spare lances."

So you're basically hold a very scary road flare that will cut through anything till the gas runs out. That's how I imagined the 'plasma edges' in this setting were working.
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:16 pm

Me too! Additionally, there's a magnetic field induction coil coupled with an thermoplasmic recapture system. Jovian Chronicles doesn't include those which is why it is not realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Yeah. And keep it running for longer. With the invention of the intercooled amplifier, it can run hotter for longer.*

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Re: How are frames controlled?

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby jadefalcon777 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:37 pm

Pseudoscientific babble is a fine art form :lol:
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:56 pm

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gusindor » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:23 pm

I'd say the coolest "laser sword" type weapons are thermal lances, for three reasons:

1) They can cut/melt through sheet metal and concrete, like any proper lightsaber-by-another-name.
2) They're REAL. And they're really called "thermal lances," among other things. Who named them that? I dunno, but THERMAL LANCE!
3) They can be made out of bacon. Or breadsticks and a cucumber shell if you prefer to only kill things with the finished weapon.

Seriously, look 'em up. Concrete-cutting thermal lances made from food.
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Re: How are frames controlled?

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