What type of drive system do you mostly use on your spaceships?

    Ion - reliable, efficient and what overhaul?
    16% (4 votes)
    Atomic - I love the sound of busting atoms!
    48% (12 votes)
    Pion - Who put the "P" in Ion?
    8% (2 votes)
    My own creation - Please see posts below
    20% (5 votes)
    Chemical - Chance of .01c == 0%
    8% (2 votes)
    Total votes: 25
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    Shadow Shack
    June 23, 2009 - 7:42pm
    Shouldn't Pion be part of "my own creation" ?

    And a chemical drive can reach .01c given enough fuel. It would be a rediculous amount of fuel, making the ship nothing but a bridge, drives, and fuel tank...but it could do it. It would also take the same rediculous amount of fuel to slow it down again in the next system.
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    Ascent
    June 23, 2009 - 8:24pm
    No. Pion engines were in Starfrontiersman Issue #7
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    Shadow Shack
    June 23, 2009 - 11:01pm
    IIRC, plasma drives and SC/I drives were in a sidebar of my starfighter article in that same issue. There's a lot of stuff in StarFrontiersman. 100% of it is submitted by people that follow the "my own creation" route...
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    Ascent
    June 24, 2009 - 6:12am
    ION engines are plasma drives and are used on the spaceshuttle, as are colloid thrusters, used by satallites. Also, pion engines are getting used by several people, so could be considered common enough to be included in the list. But point taken.

    I couldn't find any mention of SC/I drives in the magazines. What are they? Do you remember the issue?
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    Shadow Shack
    June 24, 2009 - 2:35pm
    I don't recall where it was (or if it was) featured in SFman. I could swear it was in teh starfighter article as Bill copy/cut/pasted my "what's new" list from my webpage when he converted my fighter craft into an article.

    In a nutshell, SC/I is a SuperCharged Ion drive. SC/I driven craft add 1 to the ADF over a standard ion driven craft, and they use a more expensive fuel.
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    Will
    June 28, 2009 - 11:21am
    Even though I'm voting for "Pion"(since it is, after all, my own creation), I agree with Shadow that it should come under the heading of my own creation.

    Make sense?

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    Jaxon
    August 12, 2013 - 11:18am
    My answer is split -1/2 checmical (in the begining) and 1/2 atomic (now the party has spaceship skills that are higher).