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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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epicenter00, PFVA63, those things would be the extraordinary circumstances, though. Normal procedure would be to stop and take the time to EVA and conduct repairs. You can't really design your antennas to be repairable from inside - any spot in the hull where they would retract in and you could work on them in isolation (an airlock) would require LOTS of space inside your ship that could be much more efficiently used for other stuff (life support, cargo, living space, fuel, etc.).
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Yeah, I would suspect that any attempt to EVA while using stutterwarp would likely be because of an emergency, but it does seem like something like that might be a situation where someone might possibly consider doing something like that.

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Originally Posted by LemnOc View Post
A couple of thoughts here:

1. Aren't operating stutterwarp drives detectable at a distance? You can flick them on and off as a communication device, so I assumed there was some telltale "rumble" that would make it hard to shadow another ship at warp. Too, I've thought there was positional uncertainty about the quantum tunneling drive that would likewise make shadowing difficult.
IIRC what The Lone Wolf (Challenge #33) and Three Blind Mice (Challenge # 37)campaigns told about naval doctrine, the stutterwarp can be detected at a good distance with gravity sensors, but at what distance would a stutterwarp ship going FTL be if you lose half an hour by repairing an antena?

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2. Wouldn't a good designer make most vital components on a ship repairable from the inside, like a submarine? Seems like EVA would be mostly for hull breaches, clinging critters, etc. I suppose a sensor dish might qualify as something that needs to be aligned after it is bent.
As Fritz says, don't believe all antenae may be repaired from inside, as they could protude quite a little from the ship, and interior space is at premium. In any case, my knowledge about the subject is quite low, so I'll trust other's oppinions.
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