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From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: DSF: Here's some good stuff.
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 93 04:52:21 CET
Welcome to What We Have Decided So Far (DSF). Below I have included
everything that I could find or remember that we have reached a consensous upon.
If you have any of the missing equations or if you question what is below,
please speak up so I can correct this. This way we all know what is going on.
I'll be posting this weekly along with the POA.


Name BVU Mass Body BVU: Basic Vehiclar Unit - the basic
--------------------------------- number of space units the
Mini 800 400 1 chassis contains.
Small 1400 700 1
Medium 2000 1000 2 Weight: Mass in kg of the chassis and
Large 2800 1400 3 related vehicle parts
X-Large 3800 1900 4 Body: Starting body score

ESU: Engine Space Units - the number of units of engine space an item takes up.
Each ESU takes two BVU from the vehicle's total.
PSU: Passenger Space Units - the number of units of passenger space an item
takes up. Each PSU takes two BVU from the vehicle's total.
CSU: Cargo Space Units - the number of units of cargo space an items takes up.
Each CSU takes one BVU from the vehicle's total.

A engine is designated be two characteristics: its size in ESU and its type;
Internal combustion (IC) or Electric (Elec).
Power Units = (size)^2 PU
Mass = size kg

The following figures are derived from the engine:
Cruising Speed = (Power/Mass) m/combat turn
Maxium Speed = 3 * Cruising Speed
Effiency (IC) = (2800/Mass) km/lt Effiency (MF) = (4200/Mass) km/lt

Effiency (Elec) = (2000/Mass) km/PF Effiency (ImpElec) = (1000/Mass) km/PF
I propose these two values for electric economy because in RBB the ImpElec
engines are more powerful than Elec, but burn up "fuel" twice as fast. Now does
anybody have ideas on how different the PU should be on MF and ImpElec? RBB
indicates a +25% to power for ImpElect and a -14.3% power for Multifuel.

IC/Multifuel = 2
Electric/Improved Electric = 5

See Ya in Shadows,
Jason J Carter
The Nightstalker
Deputy Listmaster

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