I said it in the "Worst Fighter" thread and I'll say it again: Epee = crap. I'd take any other light fighter over that pile. I'm all about the Raptor - my first love. Honorable mentions to the Excalibur, Dragon, and Vampire.Lunitari said:I fondly remember flying the heavy Raptor in the original WC. I loved that ship. By the time WC 2 rolled around, it was the Epee, and in WC 3 the Excalibur was THE ship.
Um, guys...when you're in space there are no g-forces. That's why they call it zero-g...as in no gravity. The only reason for "flight" suits (which are really just space suits) is so that you will survive in space if you have to eject.The Fly said:If the cockpits would cancel out g-forces, the pilots wouldn't need those flight suits. Ofcourse pilots are under extreem stress while flying those spacecrafts. Remember that Maniac sayd that he took someone with him that had to puke when he made a few rolls? Comparing equal pilots is unrealistic... in reality there are no equal pilots. It depends on your physical abilities and your flying style what the best spacecraft for you is.
dude you clearly know nothing about flight suits... there are air expansion bags in the flight suits of combat pilots that help but presure on the body of the pilot so not all the blood drain away from his brains while pulling positive Gs. Pilots even get air pumped into their loungs from the suit. Ofcourse the space suits help... there is very heavy G force on the pilots... Why else do you think that Seether is the ultimate pilot??? He's genetically engineered to be the perfect pilot. He can withstand much higher stress then normal humans would. And while under this presure he can react much better then normal humans would. If this wouldn't be true then it would only be about the spacecrafts. How else would a longbow ever be able to get behind a Dralthi? A faster turning craft would always win if you where right. In the game and in realitie this isn't the case. Pilots don't pull their stick all the way to the limits. Because it would make them fade out. This is why an Arrow wont always win from a Hellcat. It's all about what the pilot can take. If what you say is true then a arrow vs arrow battle would always be undicided because they would just turn after eachother at the maximum turn angle. This is not the case ofcourse. So get fucking man! If this aint true then why did the guy that Maniac was talking about puking while he was turning a few roles???RFBurns said:As to the Hellcat V craft..I find it a good general purpose type ship, perhaps best suited for localized patrol and perhaps tactical support. But I would definately not rely on the Hellcat V for a sustained battle, it simply is not beefy enough for that.
And the flight suit thing....military fighter pilots woudlnt need a flight suit either since the craft is inside a breathable atmosphere, they usually put on oxygen masks when reaching certian altitudes (10,000 or above), but the flight suit in general really has no bearing on a pilots skills or ability to fly a fighter, be it a space craft or aircraft.
I dont see too many 747 or learjet pilots wearing flight suits and those craft reach altitudes of 38,000 feet and higher.
I would imagine it is because, while the ship is altering its velocity, the inhabitants do not change their velocity (unless they are directly connected to the ship via a harness). If a person were not buckled in a seat, then when the ship accelerates, the person would be slammed into the back of the bulkhead (this is because the person is not moving proportionally to the space craft). And, as you mentioned, until the person matches the velocity of the space craft, he/she will be stuck to the wall. However, this is not due to any real gravity. It is just the ship moving around the inhabitant.RFBurns said:So within a ship, with no artificial gravity or inertia dampers, like the space shuttle, when that thing fires its course correcting thrusters, why do you suppose the astronauts "buckle up" before performing the manuver? If one of them were to stand up against a bulkhead when the manuver is performed, the astronaut would feel G forces created by the sudden change in ship attitude and speed. Until the astronaut matches the speed and attitude, he/she will remain stuck on that bulkhead, caused by the G forces created during the acceleration or manuver.
Yes, of course gravity exists in space...but only when in proximity to a stellar body. If you were to go out far enough, negated your velocity (so you are no longer in motion), you would just sit there and you would not be moved by whatever infintesimal gravity might be affecting you.RFBurns said:If gravity did not exsist in space...then all the planets and stars would be floating about in countless directions. Gravity is what keeps the planets in check and in orbit around the sun..due to the sun's gravitic forces pulling on them.
You, kid, are too ignorant to deserve an explanation of basic physics.Um, guys...when you're in space there are no g-forces. That's why they call it zero-g...as in no gravity. The only reason for "flight" suits (which are really just space suits) is so that you will survive in space if you have to eject.
And the line about the puking person due to rolls would most likely be due to vertigo...not from some "extreme stress" exerted on the body of the pilot/co-pilot. Anyways, just thought I'd point that out.
Did you happen to read my post? The one directly above the one you just made? If you did, did you happen to read the EDIT that I made in it?Edfilho said:You, kid, are too ignorant to deserve an explanation of basic physics.
I hope someone teaches you these things one day.
If you're talking to me, I beat myself to it. Why do people not read my edits? I mean, it's right there at the end, it's not exactly nestled in the body of my text, hidden from the eyes of people who just glance over it. If people just take the time to read my entire post(s) they will see that I already recanted my "no g-forces in space" claim. I'm sorry, but it's something of a pet peeve of mine (along with people not signaling when they make a turn), but if you're going to read a post of mine (or anybody else's), you should ready the whole bloody thing. If you don't read the entire post, don't reply.McGruff said:Um, you might want to recheck your physics there Mr. Hawking......... Good, I see someone beat me to the post.