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Saber Prep in Titan Hangar by AriochIV Saber Prep in Titan Hangar by AriochIV
An illustration commission for Brandon Fortino's Time of the Titans, depicting the ventral hangar of the same vessel shown in this poster.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the fact the hangar is arranged logically for acceleration, rather than the way most science fiction shows and movies do it.
Also, I really enjoy the space/atmospheric fighter design and your attention to detail, such as wingtip RCS and the variety of service trolleys.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Artist
I like this design too, but you must realise that acceleration due to gravity is moot in space, unless in atmosphere. Also, the orientation of the landing pads relative to the horizontal axis of the ship could become problematic to rookie pilots. And also, how come the fighter design seems to rely on control surfaces when there is no air in space, rather than directional thrusters?
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Oops, red light on the wrong wingtip. :D
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Artist
wait, but are you also saying that the decks are oriented vertically relative to the direction of travel by the ship? that would be highly illogical.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, that is the whole point!

To quote this excellent website, because of Newton's laws of motion, "under acceleration the ship will seem like it is landed, sitting on its tail fins with the nose pointed straight up" because your inertia will try to keep you still while the spaceship wants to move out from under you, so arranging the decks like floors in a skyscraper rather than the decks of an ocean liner is the best idea. Unfortunately, a lot of sci-fi shows get this wrong, either because they don't care or because it looks "too outlandish". Either that or they just hand wave the issue by having "artificial gravity".

And also, now that I think about it, it doesn't matter wherever you have atmosphere around you or if you're in a stark vacuum, as long as you are inside the ship, you will feel the ship's acceleration as "gravity" pulling your body in the direction of exhaust, that is to say exactly away from where the ship is heading as it is accelerating. At the end of the trip, when it'll be decelerating, the ship will be turned around, pointing it's engines in the direction it's going, so you will still feel "down" is towards the stern of the ship.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
 i get where you're coming from also, with the decelerating thing, the ship will probably have forward thrusters, so no need to turn around to slow down.
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Artist
thnx for the opinion. its always pleasant to discuss something with someone who actually knows what your talking about.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And if you like space and spaceships, this is a really good resource for any topic you can think of: www.projectrho.com/public_html…
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cjcheung1999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
thanx!
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