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About l_e_m

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  1. Maximum thrust output for a base VF-25A in space exceeds the VF-19S by more than two times. Speed matters in this context. Having a higher thrust ratio will give you quicker bursts in Gerwalk and Battroid not available to other VFs. If the VF-171EX can compete with the VF-25/VF-27, then its performance would have to exceed any of the Macross Plus/Macross 7 AVFs. I don't see how the VF-171EX couldn't, but this is just supposition on my part.
  2. Commercial airliners, which have thrust reversers, don't land on carriers if I recall correctly. You can see evidence of a thrust reverser (thrust expelled from the intake) in the Max and Milia marriage episode in the original series.
  3. The VF-1 would need THRUST REVERSERS. This is basic equipment for many commercial airliners. ATF aircraft were supposed to have these (initial requirement) but they were dropped due to added cost/complexity.
  4. Thanks. Comments like this are always nice to see.
  5. This project is done. I'd like to thank hellohikaru for the U.N. Navy paint scheme. You can see my latest demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rSqCTBPsbo Sometime before the end of the year. I will update this model to be used in X-Plane v9, and that's it.
  6. The new VF-27 control interface reminds me of It was refreshing to see that Alto was channeling a bit of Shin Kudo during that episode .
  7. I agree on both counts to some extent. You have to keep in mind the thrust required to hover versus the thrust typically used to propel the Valkyrie forward in an atmospheric environment. Are the intakes open or closed? Newer AVFs have lower power output in space due to this limitation in reactor design (cooling). (See Macross Compendium's VF-22 entry.) This may affect the pussiance of ECA in a given environment. I thought that Varja (sp?) jumped on the Valkyrie's back, forcing the nose down, and Gilliam compensated by switching to Gerwalk, redirecting the thrust to stay aloft. I don't think fighter is any more vulnerable than Gerwalk or Battroid despite its inherent limitations and what I mentioned earlier.
  8. Does anyone think that some of the Ghost AI is featured in the VF-25? The advanced optical system used so far seems to be completely animated. In fact, we don't see pilots use any control inputs extensively except the HOTAS. If this optical system works the way I think it does, it can overcome nearly any optical deficiency of the pilot. Michael is without his glasses when piloting.
  9. Perhaps, this is just me, but I preferred the music and how it was placed in the TV special. The music doesn't establish the mood like it did before, and it's taking a lot a way from what's going on screen. It could be the torrent, but the episode seemed a bit off.
  10. VF-25 Nova with FAST PACKS and ARMOR VF-25 Super Nova
  11. I suppose it's based on how you see things. In SDF:M, is genius pilot synonymous with genius warrior?
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