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steam vs RTG vs fuel

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The small prop is incredibly useful for skimmers and anything with shallow draft, simply because it cavitates a lot less and can output its power in a much smaller area. I've got a skimmer that can use one of them to achieve 60m/s, and a microsub that manages 35 where large props struggled to top 25m/s.

The power dropoff is a bit awkward to deal with, but generally I've found that using that spare power to fuel systems that don't often need sustained output tends to work quite well. LAMS and the like almost seem to prefer the higher burst of power steam can provide, and having a fuel engine with high ramp to provide your bulk power can keep the steam engine running steady at high RPM. As such I have to agree that being able to efficiently power the prop without needing a gearbox would be very nice, and should definitely reduce the amount of steam required to spin it up.

Probably drop a request regarding that and the bevels tonight if one isn't already there.
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steam vs RTG vs fuel - by lorenzo_FR - 2019-10-02, 03:44 AM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Normal69 - 2019-10-02, 06:28 AM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by lorenzo_FR - 2019-10-02, 01:45 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Normal69 - 2019-10-02, 08:29 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Skyer - 2019-10-02, 06:38 AM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Normal69 - 2019-10-02, 07:58 AM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Pyrotech51 - 2019-10-02, 02:18 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by ColeTahn - 2019-10-08, 03:42 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Pyrotech51 - 2019-10-08, 04:13 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by ColeTahn - 2019-10-08, 05:22 PM
RE: steam vs RTG vs fuel - by Pyrotech51 - 2019-10-08, 05:48 PM

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