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heybuddy45

So for landing, do the fighters return to a different hanger just for ships landing then tractor beamed onto the rack? Then the rail system goes into a central storage facility? Or do they return to the same hangar? I’ve always wondered this, I feel like dedicated landing hangars with a extensive track system would allow a carrier like the Impellor or dreadnaughts to quickly release a massive amount of fighters.

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So, if I’m picturing this right, the vertical columns on the overhead gantry have to be the physical connection points to the ceiling of the hangar bay, but for the rails on the TIE racks to be capable of widening out to fit larger craft, the vertical columns would have to be mounted on an /additional/ rail system, as well. Also, how are you picturing the launch cycle? Is it conveyer belt style, with each ship moving forward to the leading edge of the grappler rail to get released, or do they simply get dropped from wherever their place is… Read more »

Delta 86
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Delta 86

Will these be retrofitted into previous designs?

Cdr. Rajh
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Cdr. Rajh

Hoh~? Its coming along beautifully! I will say, I expected a much simpler catwalk between the rails but this does not disappoint! What are you going to do with the finished product by the way? Slap it into the hangar of one of your ships? I think it would be nice to see a close-up of the Impstar with a hangar full of hanging eyeballs lol

Shaun
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Shaun

Nice. I really like that it’s in keeping with the existing visual language of Imperial hangers–really grounds the almost organic character of the rails and arms and pulls everything together.

Was there a specific intent with each rail system having its own pair of truss/columns as opposed to the inner systems each sharing a single unit? Later would save on a bit of space (important!) but the former does lend some additional margin of error should something go wrong (super important!) (but also, not in keeping with Empire doctrine to have at least one significant design flaw in everything…!?!)…

spacejam45
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spacejam45

Can a skipray blastboat fit in these racks? I’m thinking probably not but was just wondering.

Ryadra777
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It look like it is almost done, what else is there to add Fractal?

CRMcNeill
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CRMcNeill

Nice workaround on the Defender; I was picturing something that had to drop down vertically on top of the TIE. That’s a long climb down, though. LOL, maybe a fireman pole for combat launches.

simplylively
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simplylively

Would a lambda shuttle fit on one of these without the ladder? I know its not REALLY practical but just a thought.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Ooh that’s a neat system, though I might have something more in line with a straight/slightly sloped ladder (how it folds out…maybe it does like how it currently does but flattens as final articulation?) down the middle, as it’d allow the pilot to freely slide down all quick and in a hurry instead of sliding a bit, adjust for new section, repeat all the while worrying about smacking their elbow on the rack’s rails on the way down. Though this layout does permit better entry into the TIE.

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

That is quiet fantastic. Something about the grippers on the end of those arms bothers me though, do they make adequate contact?