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Civilian Class K personal craft WIP 03

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Published: June 26, 2019
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I'm over-thinking here. But here's the short version of what you're seeing. I'm designing the warp system attachment to the Class K which is going to tie into the impulse and main power systems which can also operate independently of the warp systems, but are greatly enhanced performance-wise with it's inclusion. I needed to rough this out so I knew what the top warp system enclosure was going to look like, but I also thought this could end up as part of an Engineering graphic in the ship down the line. 

For those interested in how this would (theoretically) work, prepare for some nerdery.

The warp system here functions much like the larger civilian scout where the entire process of matter/anti-matter collision takes place in the nacelles alone and not inside the craft. The Anti-deuterium is stored and generated in the nacelles themselves in the red storage canisters. There are micro-fusion generators in there that convert and operate on Deuterium, stored in the large blue bottle and collected from stellar fragments as the ship moves. This is then processed into warp plasma that flows down through the nacelles allowing the warp coils to generate the warp field necessary for warp speeds. Excess warp plasma is fed out of the nacelles and into storage canisters. These are kept stable by several hard locking cooling units that the canisters rest in. As needed, the plasma is fed to the fusion reactors in the impulse engines of the ship or into the primary fusion reactors as needed to give the ship power. 

The way this is designed, the ship would rarely if ever need to stock up on Anti-Deuterium, but it can be fed directly into the nacelles through access ports if needed.  There is also an access port to fill up the liquid Deuterium container as the ship goes through its supply. 

The shuttle will have two independently operated impulse engines mounted on either side and to the rear of the craft as well as two fusion generators on either side below them. Lots of redundancy and with the right bulkheads and ejection systems in place, fairly survivable should something catastrophic happen with any of the drive systems. 

I did warn you about impending nerdery. :P

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CarlCGHobbyist Digital Artist
You develop the hidden internal parts with that much detail? Wow! Nerdy maybe ;) but watching you nerd out is interesting nonetheless. I enjoy your descriptions and pretty much everything associated with your work. Fantastic imagination and creative spirit, along with all your tech savvy skills. Love that there's a story happening behind the hard surface.
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't build ALL the internal stuff. That would make me an engineer which I am decidedly NOT. LOL  I kind of had to work up internals for this though as i didn't want to ape the design from the runabout and I needed it to be different than having a central warp core to do all that so that kind of left me having to create something new and I needed to know what it'd look like inside so I could make the outside fit around my imaginary internals. If that makes sense. ;)

But yeah because I'm building this as a full blown craft, I have to think about all this while I'm building it out. Flight cabin, flight controls and directional thrusters, 2 crew cabins, a bathroom, sonic shower, a food processor, briefing/dining area, cargo bay, engine and power compartments at the rear and an airlock. And that's just the internal parts of this thing. ;)
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CarlCGHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is an intricate design you're putting together! That's an impressive sounding assembly, I can't wait to see it all develop. A "sonic shower"? That sounds like it's gotta be something that really gets you extra clean.
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Have to conserve that water where you can. ;)
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That's a lot of thought into something we'll probably never see!  Awesome!
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I over-think things. It's what i do. lol
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