Patch 1.1.1 - Auto-reintercept, Distributed Fire, Actuators Apr 29, 2017 18:54:22 GMT The Astronomer and bigbombr like this
Post by Rocket Witch on Apr 29, 2017 18:54:22 GMT
Oh certainly. That is a great point. I figure such a fiber ought to be flagged with IsNanostructured which might raise the price much more than being porous, say to something like 1.5kc/kg, though if it could produce tanks with mass ratios of >500 it would still be very cheap to use. The only thing is it would be nice to know if and how these changes would affect the strength of the material. RCC performs quite differently to plain carbon.
Q just hasn't done it yet and the game is still being developed/supported. If the community shows qswitched that this is desired, I think it is very likely to come about. How soon it will come though, I can't say; my own suggestion for internal weapon mounts came months after I posted my warship design infographic.
I wonder why it matters much for pumps (which should still work when soaked, though perhaps a little slower) and at all for momentum wheels (though I don't think one can make a solid fibrous object like that and expect it to have the same tensile properties). I remember a thread in the past about separating radiator pipe material from the solid area and armour, so that we could use porous materials (ie. aerogel, aerogel and more aerogel) to construct the parts with.