<div id="cookie_notice" class="sw-row sw--padding-2 sw--padding-bottom-1-force sw--text-center sw--bg-grey" > <div class="col-1-2 col-1-1--tab col--no-padding sw--display-inline-block sw--float-none sw--text-left sw--vertical-align__middle"> <p class="col-1-2 col--no-padding small">We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use the site you agree to their use. You can find out more about our cookies and read our privacy policy <a href="/legal/privacy-statement" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <div class="col-1-2 col--no-padding sw--text-center"> <div class="col-1-2 col--no-padding sw--display-inline-block sw--float-none"> <a class="sw-dms-button noty_close col-1-1 col--no-padding" data-sw-set-cookie="euCookie">OK</a> </div> </div> </div> </div>

<div class="sw--display-block sw--text-white" style="background-color: #1e2740"> <div id="emailModalContentContainer"> <span class="noty_close sw--position-absolute sw--position-right sw--padding-top-3 sw--padding-right-3 icon-cancel sw--opacity-8 sw--z-index-10"></span> <div class="sw-row"> <div class="sw--position-relative sw--display-block sw--padding-3" style="min-width: 380px"> <p class="sw--font-size-16 sw--margin-bottom-2 sw--margin-right-6">Sign up to hear about special promotions</p> <form action="/register/email-signup" class="sw--position-relative" data-confirmation="emailConfirmationModal" data-sw-email-modal-form> <input type="text" class="sw--input-height__medium" style="width:60%;" placeholder="Email address" name="email" /> <input type="hidden" class="" name="location" value="/product/59D83DH64/star-sailers-qud-frigate" /> <input type="hidden" class="" name="confirmation" value="emailConfirmationModal" /> <input type="submit" class="btn-primary sw--margin-left-1" value="Subscribe" /> <div id="emailModalFormError" class="text-error" style="display:none"></div> </form> </div> </div> </div>

Click and drag to rotate
Star Sailers - Qud - Frigate 3d printed

DIGITAL PREVIEW
Not a Photo

White Natural Versatile Plastic
Star Sailers - Qud - Frigate 3d printed
Star Sailers - Qud - Frigate 3d printed

DIGITAL PREVIEW
Not a Photo

Star Sailers - Qud - Frigate

$13.35
3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
QTY
Product Description
What if an aggressive alien race used Albubiere drives instead of the classic Warp impeller engines?  These new ships would have a warp generating ring which is imagined to be closer to what a functional warp engine might look like.  In practice then, the nacelles would house conventional thrust engines for manuevering at sub light speeds.  Additionally the outboard nacelles might house "wave guides" which would be responsible for directing the gravitational distortions behind the ship, dispersing the gravity behind the ship so that it may "fall" toward the heavier graviational force generated by the dilating ring.  The vessel's shape would be tuned to take advantage of the highest amount of warp factor created by the ring and directed by the nacelle's wave guides. 
Such ships would also likely be reoriented to better operate in context to thrust and gravitation.  This means that the ships thrust would be in an up/down orientation to the occupant rather than forward/backward.  This also allows for gravity simulation by means of constant acceleration. 

It is fascinating to ponder how these things might actually work and look.

Do you have any suggestions for similar ships or ideas you'd like help with?  Please feel free to send me a message. 
Details
What's in the box:
Star Sailers - Qud - Frigate
Dimensions:
4.09 x 4.09 x 4.6 cm
Switch to inches
1.61 x 1.61 x 1.81 inches
Switch to cm
Success Rate:
First To try.
What's this?
Rating:
Mature audiences only.
Sign In or Join to comment.
 
 
Logo

Hello.

We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.