Vehicle "fuel efficiency" on the Frontier

ChrisDonovan's picture
January 30, 2016 - 2:29pm
I noticed that a lot of the vehicle write ups include what amounts to "fuel efficiency" (rate of SEU use).  I don't recall that ever being in the rules.  Did someone come up with this on their own?  Is there a thread or Topic I can read up on how they did it?

TerlObar's picture
January 30, 2016 - 4:37pm
I believe the rules just say one Parabattery (of the appropriate type for the vehicles) = 1000 miles.  I think everything else is just peoples more modern/recent adaptations.
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iggy's picture
January 30, 2016 - 6:49pm
Yes.  Page 29 of the expanded rules:

Range. All vehicles listed above can travel 1,000 km on a new parabattery before it is out of energy and must be recharged. A glijet does not use a parabattery; its range varies with fuel use, altitude and air currents

ChrisDonovan's picture
January 30, 2016 - 7:33pm
Hmmm...interesting.  And that was based on which parabattery?  Well, wait...since all parabatteries have different amounts of SEU, there's the basis for deriving a "fuel efficiency".  number of SEU divided by 1000km.

Edit to add:  Well, that wasn't such a chore.  It's pretty simple once the math is done:

Normal Notation
Cycles:     2 km/SEU
Cars:    1 km/SEU
Explorers/Transports:   .5 km/SEU
Heavy Vehicles/Aircraft: .25 km/SEU

Star Frontiers Notation
Cycles:    .5 SEU/km
Cars:    1 SEU/km
Explorers/Transports:    2 SEU/km
Heavy Vehicles/Aircraft:    4 SEU/km

iggy's picture
January 30, 2016 - 11:27pm
Just above this paragraph in the book it tells which parabatery goes with each vehicle. 

Malcadon's picture
January 31, 2016 - 1:08am
For those unaware, vehicle statistics like Powerplant (parabatteries used), Range and Fuel Economy (SEU per km travailed) are noted under each entry in the SF Wiki.

ChrisDonovan's picture
January 31, 2016 - 9:57am
^Right.  I was attempting to (and ultimately did) figure out how those figures were derived so that I could extrapolate for other vehicles not listed so I could stat some new ones.