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Re: Space sim in the works

[Mon, 22 Dec 2003 17:51:10 +0100] Message from Francesco Orsenigo:

> BTW, if you plan to go very fast, you'll need enormous accelerations, that
> would splash a pilot on the seat and the craft on itself.

Only if you need to go from slow to fast quickly, which even in a space
dogfight you wouldn't (indeed it is the last thing you'd want to do - very
high velocity relative to your opponent would make effective combat very
hard, although it would make you safer...). If the time isn't an issue, you
can use a moderate acceleration over a longer period to achieve the same
speeds with safe forces. 

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