Monday, October 21, 2013

Megaclite 2037 - Div20 Luxury (Galaxy)

Updated here.

Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP (12dp), 4 PR Tires (9dp), Driver (no equip); 2 HR (8/AP) in turret with 2 3sp rocket magazines, ITL in turret, LGL to the 8 HRs, RL (10/reg) front, SD (10/explosive), TC, (LGL total = $2200), 193 pts Plastic Armor: F 40 B 35 R 40 L 40 T 23 U 15; HC: 3, Acc. 5, Top Speed 100, Pwr 2600, 6645 lbs. (max 6600), $21,810.00
  • Option 1 - Take off 5 pts armor to get to 6595 lbs, $21,710 (I'm not bothering to get this down to space).
Design Notes -According to the original design sheet, this was supposed to be $18,310.  Which it ain't; and it's overweight.  What this does show me is that I did know about some of the recent innovations (exploding spikes, infrared lasers, LGL) possibly because a friend had the books and I knew the basics.

This also shows that to really design a car you need computer/spreadsheet aids.  And I'm all for that. Simple designs were fun for my 13 year old self, especially against other 13 year olds, but I now most enjoy the minute fine tuning the computer designs provide.  And I wish there could be even more, to be honest.

Another point is that my Excel sheet says that the 8 HRs in the turret violate the 1/3 rule.  Is that true?
Name Notes - A moon of Jupiter. According to the Wiki: "It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2000 .... It was named in October 2002 after Megaclite, mother by Zeus (Jupiter) of Thebe and Locrus (although both of these are assigned a different mother by other authors)."

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