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  1. HotPapi

    My dog died.

    "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." I am terribly sorry for your loss.
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    Ship Aerodynamics

    I am not an aerodynamicist by trade, but I do work with a few and aerospace engineers daily and have picked up some stuff over the years. If I were you, I wouldn't worry too much on the Sabre completely outclassing your Super Hornet due to its shape. Every ship in Star Citizen is designed in the school of cool and are not exactly flyable shapes. Atmospheric flight will be balanced more around gameplay than a physics model, so it is a lot harder to predict how things will handle. For example, and keep in mind I am guessing, a ship's handling in the atmosphere will be figured out by covering the ship in boxes essentially (this was shown in the video). Drag will be calculated by the size of the front of the box, and the larger the front, the more drag you have and slower the ship. Lift will be calculated by simply looking at the total area of all the wings on the ship. Using the Retaliator as my example, the Retaliator will generate some lift due to its wings, but the location of the wings will not effect how lift is distributed throughout the craft because if they did, they would have an incredibly unfun and crazy flight model for it (the Tali's wings are too far back and too small for a realistic model). Thrust and gravity will be easy enough to calculate. If we tried analyzing any of the ships aerodynamics beyond that, we would face a ton of trouble because nearly all the ships would not glide or work in the real world. (for example, even though the Sabre is supposed to be the premiere stealth aircraft, it takes only a second to see that it could never be a stealth aircraft, due to the shape of its engine intakes.)
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    New ships leak!!!

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! The Miura is legendary and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful cars ever made! It was THE trendsetter for mid-engine sport cars for the road. I will not listen to such hearsay that a hatchback of any sorts is "all around better."
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    I picked it up today and started playing it a bit. It's pretty fun so far. Got a founder's pack so I can send somebody an invite if they want one.
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    2.5 is being tested by the avocados

    These pics were pulled from this reddit thread. They are not from 2.5. Link here.