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#1 c4t

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:34 AM

i have a question, why do power suits have to be fitted with eliruim? (sorry for spelling it wrong) if they have to be fitted with 115 (yeah ill call it 115) then i think they should get a boost of tu's? or is it there to move the suit itself? that thing is pretty bulkey. i totally understand adding 115 to the flying suit, i mean it could do stoof and make you fly.
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#2 I Come in Peace!

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:57 AM

Yes, the Elirium is usede to power the suit.If you ue a normal Earth power source you'll have to make the FS as big as a elepfant!

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 06:32 AM

The current discussion on the flying suit concept is currently leaning towards electromagnetic fields providing the flying ability, sort of a modified superconductor. The elerium is providing the powerful fields needed to repel the earth's fields to create the anti-gravity effect. The bulk of the suit not only includes flight surfaces but also the beefy armor to protect the wearer. Additional bulges are here and there to represent that you can store items on the person, like armored pockets in a sense.

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 06:35 AM

But what about the power suit?

In a x-com fanific, they told that elerium was anti-gravity, and that the powersuit was made of so much alien alloy (ASAM, Alien structural, alloy materials), that you had to pump anti-gravity into it, so you could walk. The flying suit has additional elerium/anti-gravity, for it to be able to fly.

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#5 Fred the Goat

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 02:17 PM

hmmm...X-com 2 had magneto-aqua-cyber-garbanzo-armor or whatever. At any rate, it seems like that one was a seperate technology that was developed to use magnetic fields to fly. Something to think about either tying into flying suits, ignoring completely, or trying to avoid tying in.

#6 Deimos

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 07:34 PM

But what about the power suit?

In a x-com fanific, they told that elerium was anti-gravity, and that the powersuit was made of so much alien alloy (ASAM, Alien structural, alloy materials), that you had to pump anti-gravity into it, so you could walk. The flying suit has additional elerium/anti-gravity, for it to be able to fly.

Imagine if you will, powered armour using traditional metals would weigh in at what 1-2 tons? You'd need a pretty heavy power source to power the servos and hydraulics that help the wearer move. The servos alone would have to be custom built to make allowances for the weight and speed of response. Same goes for the hydraulics. The motors to pump the hydraulic fluid at a speed enabling the wearer to be able to move in a combat situation would use quite a bit of electricity.

Using elerium in a similar fashion to a plasma reaction (instead of firing plasma) the output would be the huge amperage and voltage needed to power the servos and stuff.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:41 AM

Added note: Xenocide had better release, by the way.

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