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Old February 1st, 2019, 05:21 PM
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A second part of my Flash Gordon question is; what would be the scale of a single system on a subsector map? How big would one hex be on the 8x10 map?
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A second part of my Flash Gordon question is; what would be the scale of a single system on a subsector map? How big would one hex be on the 8x10 map?
It would be the area of a regular hexagon. The hexes on a subsector map are one parsec from vertex to vertex, or 3.26 light years.

The formula for the area of a regular hexagon is 1.5 times the square root of 3 times the square of one-half of the length from vertex to vertex. In this case, the vertex to vertex length is 3.26, so one half would be 1.63.

Putting that through an online hexagon calculator, http://hexagoncalculator.apphb.com, you would get 6.9028 square light years.

From vertex to vertex is one parsec or 3.26 light years. From side to side, the distance is 2.8232 light years. The sun for a system will be located at the center of the hexagon.
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It would be the area of a regular hexagon. The hexes on a subsector map are one parsec from vertex to vertex, or 3.26 light years.

The formula for the area of a regular hexagon is 1.5 times the square root of 3 times the square of one-half of the length from vertex to vertex. In this case, the vertex to vertex length is 3.26, so one half would be 1.63.

Putting that through an online hexagon calculator, http://hexagoncalculator.apphb.com, you would get 6.9028 square light years.

From vertex to vertex is one parsec or 3.26 light years. From side to side, the distance is 2.8232 light years. The sun for a system will be located at the center of the hexagon.
Thanks for the reply. I realized after asking the question that I already new the answer to it (old age),
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It would be better presented as a subsector...

but that means rescaling the hexes. (Rigid adherence to 1 hex= 1Pc is BAD for adaptations to other settings.)

For a sublight setting... make JDrive into a constant speed drive which inherently avoids particle issues...

168 hours at 1G is about 6048 km/sec... or 1.4 LS in week 1
and any impact is 3.67 Gj per gram.

So some kind of non-newtonian beating 8.4 LS a week AND avoiding the nuclear detonations of a week at acceleration...

2.75 LM a week is plenty for "J1" - it's 1/3 light minute per hex.

From Sol, this gives radii of...
PlanetMilesAUHexes
Sun0 miles00
Mercury36,800,000 miles0.41.2
Venus67,200,000 miles0.72.2
Earth93,000,000 miles13
Mars141,600,000 miles1.54.6
Jupiter483,600,000 miles5.215.6
Saturn886,500,000 miles9.528.6
Uranus1,783,700,000 miles19.257.5
Neptune2,795,200,000 miles30.190.2
Pluto3,670,100,000 miles39.5118.4
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It would be better presented as a subsector...

but that means rescaling the hexes. (Rigid adherence to 1 hex= 1Pc is BAD for adaptations to other settings.)

For a sublight setting... make JDrive into a constant speed drive which inherently avoids particle issues...

168 hours at 1G is about 6048 km/sec... or 1.4 LS in week 1
and any impact is 3.67 Gj per gram.

So some kind of non-newtonian beating 8.4 LS a week AND avoiding the nuclear detonations of a week at acceleration...

2.75 LM a week is plenty for "J1" - it's 1/3 light minute per hex.

From Sol, this gives radii of...
PlanetMilesAUHexes
Sun0 miles00
Mercury36,800,000 miles0.41.2
Venus67,200,000 miles0.72.2
Earth93,000,000 miles13
Mars141,600,000 miles1.54.6
Jupiter483,600,000 miles5.215.6
Saturn886,500,000 miles9.528.6
Uranus1,783,700,000 miles19.257.5
Neptune2,795,200,000 miles30.190.2
Pluto3,670,100,000 miles39.5118.4
Much appreciated, that's what I really was looking for.
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Much appreciated, that's what I really was looking for.
Most welcome!

It was inspired by interpreting the Firefly 'Verse as a traveller subsector.
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Check out YouTube for Flash Gordon. Get the Buster Crabbe ones.

Edit Note: Methinks that this discussion has triggered a planet Mongo in my sector. Now, where to put it.
I remeber Buster Crabbe. He was a good actor.
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I have always that that Ming the Merciless was one of the better movie and serial villains of all time.
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You mean that someone besides me remember watching the Flash Gordon serials on Saturday Morning? I do not feel so old anymore.
I watched these at my local public library on Saturdays when I was a kid. Along with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comman...f_the_Universe
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Using some of Paul Elliott's books from Zozer Games, it should be possible to port Flash Gordon on Mongo to the Cepheus Engine. I am not sure about copyright issues, but would there be interest in this?
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