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From:     RJPugh@???.com
Date:     Tue, 3 Jan 1995 14:31:44 -0500
Subject:  Re: Reverse Gravity (fwd)
Hi gang.  Here's another message that landed in the "dead letter" box.

-Mod.
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	I know there's been a lot of discussion about space mounts lately, I'd like
to address the first question...

>How feasible is it to use "Reverse Gravity" to launch non-helmed
>craft? I would guess you could do a pretty good job of it off bodies
>that have a 14 minutes or less escape time limit.... but what would
>be the velocity then?  See, I'm thinking of having some Grells (who
>don't have spelljamming) use this method to launch a real slow
>invasion fleet on a cute little halfling world. I figured that once they
>got spaceborne, and if they had their trajectories right, they could
>just fall to the other planet, and use "Softwood" or "Featherfall"
>(prolly both in conjunction) to land. Kinda like "War of the Worlds."
> *evil grin*

	It's an interesting idea... (:  If I remember correctly, in one
of the supplements they had a helm known as a Rudder of Propulsion.  It
 worked by creating a 1G push (pull) on one side, making the ship effectively
'fall' through space.  The Rudder had an SR of 6.  At the suggested 17mph/SR,
that comes out to about 102mph.  That's the simple answer...
	Hope that helps...

--
  Static        |       Armed and gunning, I've been running,
    on the      |       Always just before the day.
      silicon   |       In the distance, day is dawning,
        web.    |       But I'm already miles away...


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