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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Sat,  2 Dec 95 22:49:39 PST
Subject:  Re: Helms of all sorts
>I think I may have solved the logical problem inherent in how ships are
>"steered".  The helm,  regardless of its fuel,  propels the ship.  I have
>always assumed this is accomplished by the helm pushing the ship forward,
>but how sails and oars and wings still effect maneuverability(sp) was
>unclear.  What if the ship is propelled forward by unseen,  magical
>radiations that the helm draws towards itself,  a sort of "solar wind".
>Creatures do not feel this wind because it exists at a tactile level beyond
>sensory organs limits (like a dog's hearing).  It does affect material
>objects though,  if they are within the area of effect of an active helm.
>The helmsman can react to these winds crudely (unless in a vessel designed
>for one crewman,  like a flitter),  the crew provides the ships fine trim
>by adjustting the sails,  oars,  or other maneuvering devices to direct the
>vessel in the choosen direction.
>Nonmagical helms that work by making "flying motions" do not move because
>of this "wind" which is why they cannot achieve spelljamming speeds.
>Instead they move by cause the air inside their air envelope to circle.
>This is simalar to a mamster moving a sphere he is in across the floor.
>They can change their direction by "running" in a different direction in
>the "sphere",  which they accomplish by simple airfoils.
>
>Well,  those are my thoughts anyway,  Any comments?

How do winged creature fly with just their personal air envelope to affect
and no helm?


Thank You For Your Time,

Thomas O Magann Jr
http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

<tomjr@???.com> or my back-up: <TMagann@???.com>





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Helms of all sorts    Paul Westermeyer    03 Dec 1995 06:27:34
Re: Helms of all sorts    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    03 Dec 1995 06:49:39
Re: Helms of all sorts    Paul Westermeyer    03 Dec 1995 16:02:43
Re: Helms of all sorts    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    03 Dec 1995 20:44:00
Re: Helms of all sorts    Paul Westermeyer    04 Dec 1995 04:24:13

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