Knight Hawk hull math

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Tchklinxa
October 24, 2015 - 12:04pm
I am trying to understand Knight Hawk hull ratios, and I want to figure out possable volume or area.

Should I being treated the numbers given as finding the area of a cylinder?

Also any ideas on how to go past hull 20. 
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TerlObar
October 24, 2015 - 1:45pm
That's what I did.  I just e-mailed you a spreadsheet of all the numbers.  There is basically a linear progression of both length and diameter as a function of hull size, which of course means that the volume goes up geometrically while all the construction rules assume a linear growth system (which of course doesn't make sense).

As for extending beyond HS 20, probably the easiest is to just add 50m in length and 10m in diameter for each HS you go up.  With that model a HS 25 ship would be 850m long and 150m in diameter or about triple the volume of a HS 20 ship.  A kilometer long ship would be HS 28, 180m in diamter and have a volume about 5.4 times that of a HS 20 ship. 

Although going with the established progressions would use 30m in length and 5m in diameter per HS beyond 20.
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Tchklinxa
October 24, 2015 - 2:40pm
Thanks I will go check my e-mail... I tried figuring out the hull size chart and the ratio of increase pattern kept changing... logic who needs that LOL. I am wondering if it is wonky becuase of SE's ship building rules which conflict with SP of course, it might have been some weird ratio build from that. 

 


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Tchklinxa
October 24, 2015 - 2:53pm
Bugger it will not unzip, I will fiddle with the file... it is probably my computer.
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TerlObar
October 25, 2015 - 7:38am
Actually, it's probably the format.  It was an open office document.  I'll resend it as an Excel file.
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Tchklinxa
October 25, 2015 - 11:07am
Thanks
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Tchklinxa
October 25, 2015 - 11:11am
That format worked thanks again
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November 2, 2015 - 2:45pm
http://www.starfrontiers.us/node/1850
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Shadow Shack
November 7, 2015 - 5:03pm

The above covers construction costs, drives, and support as well for 20+ hull sizes...paterned after the KH tables and expanded accordingly. 

You're on you own for armament as there simply is no formula for that in KH. Wink
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Tchklinxa
November 8, 2015 - 8:58am
Thanks. I am trying to figure out some odd hulls from the earlest versions of TSR's space games and translate them into KH terms (as if I need one more projects). Laughing


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