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Gravity's influence

Discussion in 'General' started by SplinteredChaos, May 22, 2017.

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  1. SplinteredChaos Trainee Engineer

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    Was pondering armor options, which got me to think about counter options, beyond your typical armor blocks. I was wondering if gravity had any perceptible impact on vanilla weapons. Could we potentially use gravity generators to repel incoming ordnance?
     
  2. SilentShadow Apprentice Engineer

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    Best I can figure, there is no bullet or rocket drop. So no, vanilla weapons aren't affected by gravity.

    Only ores, parts, and artificial mass
     
  3. SplinteredChaos Trainee Engineer

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    Booooooo. I guess I kind of figured as much. It would make sense from a calculations stand point. The engine has enough trouble with the calculations it performs as is, that would only make it worse. I was hoping there'd be a way to either reduce the speed, divert the trajectory, or flat out stop in its tracks an incoming missile. Conventional weapons seem to be a no on that one. I would imagine I might have more luck with custom made missiles.
     
  4. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    i guess you could always horribly violate newton's 3rd law and use a gravity drive to change direction quickly or something. :3


    *imagines pyros airblast in space ruining logic all the more*
    [​IMG]
     
  5. halipatsui Senior Engineer

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    Gravity gens have been used to repel gravity gun ammo for ages.
     
  6. SilentShadow Apprentice Engineer

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    Hmm... About how much gravity is needed to repel bullets?
     
  7. Mr Ixolate Apprentice Engineer

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    Gravity guns fire artificial mass weapons or ore, not actual bullets
     
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  8. halipatsui Senior Engineer

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    Bullets indeed are not affected.
    Apparently stopping a max speed projectile in 400 m distance requires about 4 g
     
  9. russo_bolado Junior Engineer

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    If you use PMW's propelled by Gravity (with Artificial Mass), you can also use spare Steel Plates / Construction Components as shrapnel inside containers.

    I haven't tested any Grav Gen weapons, but wouldn't be easier to use a Spherical Grav Gen and deflect it rather than stopping it completely?

    Edit: multi quote added
     
  10. halipatsui Senior Engineer

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    that is the case unless you are motionless and the shot is coming dead center towards you.
    Deflection is always present unless shot is coming straight at you.
     
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