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Tiny rule clarifications and definition help please

Looked at the threads for the last 60 days and did not see the answers to these. I appologize in advance if I did not look hard enough.

Question 1: What exactly dose GK stand for? Are there real world words that go with this, or is it like the Navy's "Bravo Zulu" for a job well done with the meaning inherently understood?

Question 2: I am trying (unsuccessfully....) to design a robot. I have looked at the errata and it matches my book, so I think I have the most recent version.
My question is re: legs / DTU's. On the chart on page 239 it has them listed at 42vl each, yet the example on page 285 lists them at 2.814 vl. What am I missing please?
"GK" - as in "Signal GK", I presume - means "Gaashimeku Kalariin" (I shudder when I realise that I know this off the top of my head
). It's Vilani for "SOS" or "Mayday".

Dunno about question 2 though.
Legs don't need to come in whole lots.

42 vl of legs takes 1 EP and gives 15 thrust

4.2 vl of legs takes 1/10 EP and gives 1.5 thrust

0.42 vl of legs takes 1/100 EP and gives 0.15 thrust

So the 2.814 vl legs takes 0.067 EP and gives 1.005 thrust. (rounded to 1 thrust for sanity)

The legs description is not per leg as such, just that is how the propulsion ratios fit together for that propulsion system. Power has a minimum size, propulsion systems do not.
Answer to Question 1:

The Vilani expression "Gaashimeku Kalariin" (GK) literally means "vessel in distress".