Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by bilateralrope » 2019-07-10 01:03am

Steelinghades wrote:
2019-07-10 12:07am
Solauren wrote:
2019-07-09 11:07pm
What about the other points raised?
Which ones?
My question about how precise the FTL drive is.

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by Solauren » 2019-07-10 08:33am

Read the thread. LOTS of points raised. 'What about?' and all that.
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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by bilateralrope » 2019-07-10 09:18am

Steelinghades wrote:
2019-07-06 12:49am
Batman wrote:
2019-07-05 10:23pm
What about fuel?
Assuming a craft of Subaru size, one tonne of fuel will last around four days, FTL drives increase fuel expenditure by a facture of three to seven, depending on the size of the craft.
How much volume would one tonne of fuel take up ?

What kind of fuel are we talking about ?

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by Steelinghades » 2019-07-14 09:01pm

bilateralrope wrote:
2019-07-10 01:03am
Steelinghades wrote:
2019-07-10 12:07am
Solauren wrote:
2019-07-09 11:07pm
What about the other points raised?
Which ones?
My question about how precise the FTL drive is.
I answered that one earlier in the thread, I used warping into a garage as the example.
bilateralrope wrote:
2019-07-10 09:18am
Steelinghades wrote:
2019-07-06 12:49am
Batman wrote:
2019-07-05 10:23pm
What about fuel?
Assuming a craft of Subaru size, one tonne of fuel will last around four days, FTL drives increase fuel expenditure by a facture of three to seven, depending on the size of the craft.
Warp fuel is a liquid mixture made up of various synthesized liquid fuels with slightly more then three times the density of water.

How much volume would one tonne of fuel take up ?

What kind of fuel are we talking about ?

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by Zaune » 2019-07-16 12:56pm

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by Sky Captain » 2019-07-30 08:58am

If FTL drives are so cheap it probably means they don't require anything exotic to build. If the how to knowleedge goes out then pretty much any nation or coorporation can build one, maybe even skilled amateurs. It would cause very serious security implications. A future version of North Korea or some terorist organization for example could ftl a nuke or large conventional bomb over White House with no warning. When a delivery system costs similar to a family car first strike suddenly becomes very easy to pull off and impossible to detect and stop. It would change the whole military paradigm.

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Re: Implications of small scale wide spread FTL travel.

Post by bilateralrope » 2019-07-30 03:09pm

Remember that the cheap FTL system only includes the engine. Not the navigation system that calculates your desired direction and FTL duration. Not the system that switches off the FTL after that amount of time, nor the system you use to make sure your craft is pointed in the right direction.

So how much error do you expect in those other necessary systems and how far from your destination will those errors leave you ?

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