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4 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

But how should Fedor the Skybot count the ammo left in "his" akimbo pistols?

rounds_remaining = magazine_capacity - rounds_fired;

But that's kind of pointless. Just add "rounds_remaining--" to the fire_weapon() function.

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10 minutes ago, razark said:

rounds_remaining = magazine_capacity - rounds_fired;

Not every magazine is full on load.
Maybe even none, if it takes them from the fallen antirobots.

Of course, it can measure its weight.
Then the transparent windows are actually only for humans.

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16 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

Not every magazine is full on load.
Maybe even none, if it takes them from the fallen antirobots.

It's not my problem that you're not equipping your robots with sufficient ammunition.  My robots wouldn't have a need to scavenge for supplies.

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1 hour ago, razark said:

It's not my problem that you're not equipping your robots with sufficient ammunition.  My robots wouldn't have a need to scavenge for supplies.

Liquid metal ninja robots with armswords?

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On 12/1/2019 at 9:22 PM, kerbiloid said:

Not every magazine is full on load.
Maybe even none, if it takes them from the fallen antirobots.

Of course, it can measure its weight.
Then the transparent windows are actually only for humans.

An robot is unlikely to be able to reload, its also not bothered by having to carry an heavy unbalanced gun as it would be carrying it in an weapon station or turret so you use an belt feed gun with as much ammo it can carry and is needed for its rolle. 
An guard robot patrolling an border of an base would need less than something more like an light tank 

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We are familar with project Orion but I was thinking of giving it a slight upgrade. Since we know that nukes ablate the pusher plate, limiting the lifespan. Now they say you can spray the plate with oil between detonations to virtually eliminate ablation, but soonet or later you will run out of oil.

 

What if you made the pusher plate a powerful electromagnet? Magnetizing it right before each detonation and demagnetizing it for each bomblet release?

Would the magnetic field not help prevent ablation somewhat in the absence of oil spray?

Since magnetic fields would deflect and repel the plasma from the detonation.

With an uber enough magnet pusher plate, you could detonate the bomb only a few meters offand the magnetic field would still repel  the plasma cloud.

 

What do you think?

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3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

What if you made the pusher plate a powerful electromagnet?

You've just invented the NASA MiniMAG Orion.

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3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

Since we know that nukes ablate the pusher plate

Since we know that they don't.

3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

Now they say you can spray the plate with oil between detonations to virtually eliminate ablation, but soonet or later you will run out of oil.

Much earlier we will run out of nukes. The oil is cheap.

3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

What if you made the pusher plate a powerful electromagnet? Magnetizing it right before each detonation and demagnetizing it for each bomblet release?

Would the magnetic field not help prevent ablation somewhat in the absence of oil spray?

A magnetic nozzle is a pusher plate itself. It doesn't have a need to prevent somebody's ablation.

3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

With an uber enough magnet pusher plate, you could detonate the bomb only a few meters offand the magnetic field would still repel  the plasma cloud.

The bomb should be detonated enough far from the plate and form a focused jet.
It doesn't need to be as close as possible. First of all to prevent an ablation.

P.S.
Xray is not affected by magnetic fields, just in case.

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8 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

 

Xray is not affected by magnetic fields, just in case.

 

So what if the electromagnet pusher plate was also an X-ray mirror?

 

Would that no doubt increase impulse given for each bomblet? And could you not detonate the bomb closer to the plate then?

 

I know some stand off distance is necessary, since a magnetic field will block plenty but not everything. But if the X-rays also get reflected back that should add up to overall impulse.

More than if you took a plain Orion with a plain oiled pusher plate and detonated bombs out the back.

Am I right?

 

EDIT: Whether wecan make X-ray mirrors matters not, this is assuming we could.

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1 minute ago, Spacescifi said:

So what if the electromagnet pusher plate was also an X-ray mirror?

Why need an Xray mirror (whatever it is) there, when all they need is to keep the pusher plate enough far from the reaction zone to keep its temperature below critical.

The explosion of the Casaba/Orion charge is anisotropic, the part of the yield energy received by the pusher plate doesn't depend on how close it happens.

4 minutes ago, Spacescifi said:

Would that no doubt increase impulse given for each bomblet?

Of course, it doesn't. All it needs is to receive the whole tungsten gas jet by the plate.
If its energy is received by the plate center instead of whole plate, it will just overheat the center, while the received energy stays same.

6 minutes ago, Spacescifi said:

But if the X-rays also get reflected back that should add up to overall impulse.

They won't, but they will vaporize the plate.
When the charge hull reflects some Xray back inside, this lasts for microseconds, and the charge hull becomes a cloud of plasma in process.

8 minutes ago, Spacescifi said:

Whether wecan make X-ray mirrors matters not, this is assuming we could.

We couldn't.  The Xray is poorly reflectable.

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30 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

Why need an Xray mirror (whatever it is) there, when all they need is to keep the pusher plate enough far from the reaction zone to keep its temperature below critical.

The explosion of the Casaba/Orion charge is anisotropic, the part of the yield energy received by the pusher plate doesn't depend on how close it happens.

Of course, it doesn't. All it needs is to receive the whole tungsten gas jet by the plate.
If its energy is received by the plate center instead of whole plate, it will just overheat the center, while the received energy stays same.

They won't, but they will vaporize the plate.
When the charge hull reflects some Xray back inside, this lasts for microseconds, and the charge hull becomes a cloud of plasma in process.

We couldn't.  The Xray is poorly reflectable.

 

Okay... but would not a magnetic pusher plate be an improvement over a normal one?

Or would you have to oil the plate either way?

Would the magnetizing over the plate offer ANY advantages? And why is minimag orion called mini? Because you can get away with using a smaller plate as a big magnetic field allows you an artificial 'plate' of sorts?

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6 minutes ago, Spacescifi said:

Okay... but would not a magnetic pusher plate be an improvement over a normal one?

Or would you have to oil the plate either way?

Would the magnetizing over the plate offer ANY advantages? And why is minimag orion called mini? Because you can get away with using a smaller plate as a big magnetic field allows you an artificial 'plate' of sorts?

The pusher plate doesn't have a usage for the magnetic field.

A magnetic trap doesn't need a pusher plate. And oil.

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19 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

So what if the electromagnet pusher plate was also an X-ray mirror?

You missed the memo that (s) these exist but (b) they can only reflect inefficiently and at an extremely shallow angle. Not worth the bother.

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What would an alien world with oceans of vinegar instead of saltwater be like?

Would the atmosphere be air or something else?

 

Since I could easily say the lifeforms living there breath air different than us.

 

The whole reason for this is I wanna see bio-propelled rocket lifeforms. Take a tiny low mass animal, have them suck up some vinegar into a body pounch, mix in some natural body deposits of something like baking soda but with more kick and boom!  Expel the exhaust from body nozzles.

Creatutes can launch into the air higher than if they just jumped.

Gravity is 1g.

 

I would also presume both skin and bone would need to be ulra resistant against corrosion, as that is what vinegar does long term. More than water.

 

What can you think up?

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It would be full of pickled fish.

2 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

The whole reason for this is I wanna see bio-propelled rocket lifeforms. Take a tiny low mass animal, have them suck up some vinegar into a body pounch, mix in some natural body deposits of something like baking soda but with more kick and boom!  Expel the exhaust from body nozzles.

Why not just smear some mustard under tail. Then it's no need.in the vinegar ocean

3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

Creatutes can launch into the air higher than if they just jumped.

Yes, yes, it works this way, too.

3 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

I would also presume both skin and bone would need to be ulra resistant against corrosion, as that is what vinegar does long term. More than water.

A rubber duck.

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11 hours ago, Spacescifi said:

The whole reason for this is I wanna see bio-propelled rocket lifeforms. Take a tiny low mass animal, have them suck up some vinegar into a body pounch, mix in some natural body deposits of something like baking soda but with more kick and boom!  Expel the exhaust from body nozzles.

Bombardier beetles react hydrogen peroxide with hydroquinone in a reaction chamber until it blasts out of them through a gimballed nozzle.

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1 hour ago, SuperFastJellyfish said:

Bombardier beetles react hydrogen peroxide with hydroquinone in a reaction chamber until it blasts out of them out through of a gimballed nozzle.

 

Very interesting thanks!

 

In my case I need the reaction to be powerful enough to at least launch a 7 year old child into the air (they weigh anywhere from 60 to 85 pounds).

Wanting the reaction to launch an adult male into the air who weighs 175 pounds is asking for a bit much of a chemical reaction happening inside the body though.

 

At that point they will need special organs to pressurize the chemical mixture further, which likely take a toll heatwise on the humanoid.

Or simply have chemical reaction that is powerful enough to launch them up a few feet. Such heat amd power woukd require limely some kind of hard exoskeletal chamber for the reaction.

You do not want that happening in your stomach or on inside your buttocks.

 

But at least I no longer need a vinegar ocean!

 

Just a weird diet that allows them to produce their own chemical propellant.

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Any tropical cuisine provides that. Eat&jump.

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