And Bumpers For Days
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:35 AM
Good thought. Yes, absolutely possible the way you have described it. The combination of ship(s) and cargo frames would maintain their velocity in a certain direction, even in jump space. And, of course, one would have all the time in the world to slowly rotate the combined mass without altering directional velocity in any way so that, yes, one could exit jump space facing in the opposite direction to forward motion.
Another render included. A bit more fussing with those frame bumpers. They now have the shaped bits to mate cleanly. I'm showing only the front end of the frame, but be assured (being the anal retentive kind of guy that I am) that the rear bumpers have the inverse mating form to match.
Sharp eyes will also notice drone sockets on two sides of the bumper(s).
Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 6:05 AM
Bumpers for days! The frame is coming along well. It's funny how incomplete it looks without the boxes; like a building going up in outer space.
Drone sockets on the sides means drones mounted right here would get power, and possibly fuel supplies from hidden, internal fuel tanks in the frame, no? Impressive.
Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 6:55 AM
Absolutely right about the drone sockets. Plenty of room for fuel supplies in that locking column. As I think about it, that central column is large enough not only for carrying liquid cargo in tanks, but has room left over for emergency supplies and/or living quarters should something unfortunate happen to one (or both) of the box haulers. Did I forget to mention that there are a few rooms set aside in that column for one lucky artist-type? Ha! Ha!
I'm starting to consider the design of the actual containers. Each one of those containers is fully large enough to 'almost' contain one of the Box Haulers. Thus, I have to sort of figure out what kind of construction looks right for that assumed size. Another brain twister.