Frumious Bandersnatch Engineering.   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
StarMaster
 GM, 171 posts
 Referee
Sat 29 Nov 2014
at 04:15
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
The engines are running smoothly. The fuel is 99 and 44/100 pure hydrogen so power is at optimum.
Shamus O'Donnell
 player, 116 posts
Sat 29 Nov 2014
at 14:27
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Shamus will proceed to count the bladders and figure out exactly how many tons of fuel we have (+whatever is in our fuel tank).
Roland Steen
 player, 63 posts
Mon 1 Dec 2014
at 04:46
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Roland came down to engineering to hep out still sealed in his armor." Where ya need me?"

He asked as he picked up his tool kit and looked around the room.
Shamus O'Donnell
 player, 117 posts
Mon 1 Dec 2014
at 13:54
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"Everything's working fine, just trying to get a total count of fuel tonnage we have."
Roland Steen
 player, 64 posts
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 19:50
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"Hope it's enough, we could be waiting here a while if it isn't.' Roland commented as he looked over the displays."the records we picked up said the station started suffering problems... If it had anything to do with the things they brought aboard running a diagnostic might be a good idea....we may have picked up some hitchhikers."
StarMaster
 GM, 174 posts
 Referee
Thu 4 Dec 2014
at 20:09
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
The diagnostic turns up no problems.

Fuel capacity is at 57%. It's enough for a Jump-1.
Shamus O'Donnell
 player, 118 posts
Mon 15 Dec 2014
at 15:56
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Shamus will continue to monitor the engines, hoping that Roland's warning would be unneeded.
Shamus O'Donnell
 player, 120 posts
Tue 6 Jan 2015
at 13:04
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Shamus, who's keyed into the ships comms, overhears the conversation.

Private comms on ship, "It might just be me, but, I thinking he's dropping hints...perhaps the bad guys are already there..."
Roland Steen
 player, 66 posts
Wed 7 Jan 2015
at 17:21
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"this is one of the few routes short range ships can take to get back to friendly space." Roland spoke up as he heard Shamus speak to the Bridge intending his words for Shamus not the bridge."I'd have at least a few gunboats if I were the other guys."
Shamus O'Donnell
 player, 121 posts
Thu 8 Jan 2015
at 02:49
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Eating a processed ham and cheese sandwich, offering one to Rol, "If you're doing an invasion, right...you jump into as many systems as you can and send out non-jump ships to take on defenders...isn't it a bit strange not to find any imperial ships here?"
Kraig Pars
 Player, 179 posts
 Former Merchant
 696B73
Thu 8 Jan 2015
at 05:58
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Kraig replies on the private line; "If the bad guys were here I would expect them to have a squadron at the gas giant as well.  They would have nabbed us there if they were going to do so.  Let's hope I'm right..."
Roland Steen
 player, 67 posts
Thu 8 Jan 2015
at 08:48
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
In reply to Shamus O'Donnell (msg # 68):

"Lets hope they missed those lessons in military tactics." Rutger replied as he stowed tools wiping them down and organizing them back to the way he found them." Still, we might want to be ready to haul ass out of here."
Kraig Pars
 Player, 181 posts
 Former Merchant
 696B73
Fri 9 Jan 2015
at 05:42
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"We'll be ready to flee!"
Roland Steen
 player, 68 posts
Fri 9 Jan 2015
at 19:50
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
" I'd say that should be plan A, get the hell out of here if we see anything with a gun, that ain't Fleet." Rutger finished putting away the tools as he spoke.I'd also suggest a plan to deal with any unwelcome guests."
Steve Cable
 Player, 221 posts
 ex-Scout
 Salvage Hunter
Wed 21 Jan 2015
at 00:48
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Comm

"Fill the bladders first, pump the refined fuel into seperete storage then fill tanks with water."
Kraig Pars
 Player, 187 posts
 Former Merchant
 696B73
Thu 22 Jan 2015
at 06:25
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Kraig changed course to bring the ship around to the oceans for refueling.
Shamus O'Donnell
 Player, 122 posts
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 02:18
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Starts looking at refined fuel already collected and pushing forward unrefined into the empty bladders...

Set's up as a system to make it so, and works towards that goal.

Comms", "Working down here to make it happen, must be nice to eat sandwichs on a playground."
Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 138 posts
 Merchant
 797997
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 02:36
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Gahler having little else to do wandered into the engineering section. "I brought some coffe, tea and some biscuits. They look past their expiry date."
"So anyone?"

This message was last edited by the player at 11:36, Sun 25 Jan 2015.

Shamus O'Donnell
 Player, 123 posts
Sun 25 Jan 2015
at 00:22
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"Love coffee, and biscuits." grabbing a cup and a couple. Looking towards the upcoming refueling, "You know, we've got to get a better idea of what we're doing....Understanding alot of this is improvising, we should have a sit-down, and work out a reasonable plan...you know, like a diagnostics...that's what engineers do...."

OOC:Ahhh..just realized...Gahler...dummy, you said the bridge but posted on the engineering section...so, I'm taking the coffee and biscuits and the bridge can f*-off.
Roland Steen
 Player, 70 posts
Mon 26 Jan 2015
at 02:31
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"If I ever had something to eat that wasn't past it's date my stomach would not know what to do." Rutger chuckled as he took a few biscuits and coffee."I can whip up a decent meal if I have to..but lately it seems I spend more time helping in the engine room than cooking and tending to passengers."

   "If you want to get a plan started, best thing i'd suggest is draw it up and then start on it...usually easy to get things accepted if yer already doing them..."

Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 139 posts
 Merchant
 797997
Mon 26 Jan 2015
at 05:37
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"Off to the bridge next. After the workers have been fed." Gahler winked.
With the engineering section fed he headed for the bridge.

OOC: I know I posted in wrong thread (head slap) so I corrected the previous post.
StarMaster
 GM, 203 posts
 Referee
Mon 26 Jan 2015
at 18:07
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Of course, in theory, you can't put as much water into the tanks as you can hydrogen, as a water molecule (that pesky oxygen atom) takes up more volume than straight H2. However, the equipment necessary to keep the H2 liquid isn't necessary, so there's a bit more room in the tanks for the water.

The baffles also work for compartmentalizing the tanks.

Since the bladders were fuel bladders, they have the necessary equipment built into them for keeping hydrogen liquid--a combination of pressure, temperature and magnetic induction. The bladders don't have baffles, though.

It takes about two hours to fill the tanks and bladders. Everything goes smoothly, even if it takes a bit of juggling.
Roland Steen
 Player, 98 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 07:28
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
As the best qualified engineer, firing up the J-drive fell to Roland.

08:18, Today: Roland Steen rolled 13 using 2d6+2 ((6,5)).

With a course laid in from the bridge, Roland checked all the gauges one last time and as they all showed green, he simply just pushed the jump button. It was more involved than that, but it always got down to pushing a button to activate it. He'd bled energy into the lanthanum grid, monitored the gauges to make sure everything was balanced, and when the grid was finally saturated, THEN he pressed the button, and the ship shifted into j-space.

It wasn't instantaneous, but it wasn't a long drawn out affair either. As the lights dimmed from the power drain, there was a slight tingle as the ship transitioned into the non-existent realm known as j-space.

There were only three ways to tell that you'd shifted to j-space: 1. look out the window; 2. check that the gauges all showed zero; 3. just stop for moment and 'feel' it. The last was a very faint effect, and as long as you were doing something, you didn't really notice.
Roland Steen
 Player, 99 posts
Mon 15 Aug 2016
at 17:33
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
Roland Watched with a slight grimace as the ship transited into Jump, then let out a sigh of relief.

"I really need to brush up on these systems." He muttered and headed off to download the manuals from the ships database grab a cup of coffee and sat down to brush up on his starship engineering skills.
Roland Steen
 Player, 110 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:24
Re: Dust Runner Engineering
"Copy that bridge."Roland replied to the bridge and went about rigging the systems for skimming. Opening up the intakes and doing a quick diagnostic on the processors to ensure they were fully operational.Then he set up the system to switch over to filling the bladders once the main tanks were full.