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staingar - A

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#1 9 years ago

I heard of a debate a few months back about slipstream drive in which I was hoping to get some opinions. Basicaly the debate was it vs transwarp in a sense. Someone said that the concept for slipstream was based off transwarp and tech wise would be easier to equip to a ship than transwarp and is less hard on a ship than transwarp. I had to disagree because of the stress that was put on voyager in the series vs when they had that transwarp coil. Personally if I was on a ship like that I would prefer transwarp to slipstream. One of the main points was this in the debate such as would the federation use transwarp or slipstream if they were able to pick and had both technologies there in front of them. I personally had to say transwarp because of how much the slipstream stressed voyager's hull out and transwarp coils would be simpler to make to me. I think slipstream would've worked better had voyager have been a galaxy class or one of the heavier ships. That's just me though.




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#2 9 years ago

slipstream doesn't really require any additional technology short of reinforcing the necessary structural sections of a starship. Transwarp requires actual coils to perform the function.




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#3 5 years ago

Look at it this way on the last show of voyager where janeway's future self came from the future and brought technology her. When voyager went through the transwarp hub that is almost the same as slipstream.




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#4 5 years ago

[COLOR=SeaGreen]Transwarp is a generic term meaning any speeds past Warp 10. Quantum Slipstream is simply one of the ways to achieve such excessive speeds.

Think of it in terms of current Earth vehicles. Hypersonic is the measure of any speed past Mach 5 and above, but to achieve that speed requires the employment of a Ramjet, Scramjet, or rocket propulsion.

So, Transwarp is the measure of speed, but a slipsteam type is one of the possible propulsion methods.

Now then, don't resurrect old treads. :lock: [/COLOR]


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Rojan

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#5 5 years ago

To me slipstream is better than warp.




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#6 5 years ago

[COLOR=SeaGreen]It may sound better, but that is meaningless. "Warp" as it is used in speech (Warp 4, Warp 12, whatever other number) is the measure of speed. "Warp Engines" are a generic term to indicate that it has the ability to propel a ship past warp speeds, but it in no way indicates the method by which it achieves this. Sadly, I cannot recall even once seeing any episodes in which Starfleet states the method their engines use to achieve such speeds.

"Slipsteam" is the propulsion method, but "Warp" is the measure of speed. [/COLOR]


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Rojan

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#7 5 years ago

Master Lindale Mustaparta;5680258[COLOR=SeaGreen]It may sound better, but that is meaningless. "Warp" as it is used in speech (Warp 4, Warp 12, whatever other number) is the measure of speed. "Warp Engines" are a generic term to indicate that it has the ability to propel a ship past warp speeds, but it in no way indicates the method by which it achieves this. Sadly, I cannot recall even once seeing any episodes in which Starfleet states the method their engines use to achieve such speeds.

"Slipsteam" is the propulsion method, but "Warp" is the measure of speed. [/COLOR]

So true