Question Update on the hius interstellar spacecraft for orbiter

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Hi, Artlav!

How is the update on the Hius interstellar spacecraft coming along? I really enjoy flying the Hius interstellar spacecraft!! Thanks!

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Vincent
 

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Hmmmmm.
No idea, really.

Well, i got a couple of ideas, but no real traction to do them justice.
And IMS kind of superseded the whole Hius family i was thinking of making, so there is that.
Big problem was that i essentially lost the 3dsmax source files for the original mesh, so i had to re-generate the mesh from scratch.


The first idea - the old shape, scaled down into an interplanetary vessel.
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No rotating hab pods this time (they were only there to showcase movable docking ports, which no one noticed or cared about).
Stronger scoop, to make it useful at interplanetary speeds.
The scoop looses efficiency away from the sun (since it's supposedly scooping solar wind, thus more efficiency).
Etc.

This one is likely to get traction - at the very least i want it in Spaceway, and the code is portable.
No schedules or promises, however.


Second one is The Hius concept i really like, which never made it past the drawing board.
It is an interstellar one-way vessel, a combination of several ideas from Niven stories, Avatar the movie, and Project Valkyrie.
Needless to say, that one is not going to happen in observable future. :(
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Hi, Artlav!

Like I said, I really enjoy flying the Hius interstellar spacecraft! I'm wondering if the Hius interstellar spacecraft will be updated for the new version of orbiter when it comes out? Thanks!

Cheers,
Vincent
 
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