Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 02:00:23 -0700


>On Sep 30, 2:38pm, Edward Ju wasted bandwidth discussing:
>> Subject: Re: [gundam] Turn-A
>
>> Just because one has a talent in industrial design does not mean one has
>> what it takes to come up with a reasonable/convincing mechanical design.
>
>
>Uh, ya, a guy who makes his living designing real and not so real mechanical
>objects (cars, boats, trains, buildings, spaceships, etc.) would be like a
>fish out of water designing mechs. What? Maybe you mean he's ill equiped
>to speak to the Japanese anime mindset, I'll go with you there, but don't
>tell me you think you can rate his ability to render machines.

Just look at the examples you've cited. Which ones involved multiple limbs
hinged on moving joints like a mobile suit?

>> Witness the feet of the Flat, for example. It looks like a MS on high
>>heels,
>> with minimal ground-touching surface. Can you imagine the kind of stress
>> on the ground where the heels connect? And this is designed for combat?
>
>
>What are the specific design specs of that foot? You don't know? Neither
>do I. So, based on what are you saying that the heel would fail? I guess
>we'll have to wait until someone gets to the moon and starts producing
>gundarium.

Did I say that the heel would fail? The point in bringing up the stress
that'd be centered on the pointy heels is that the ground would have to be
so tough, it would be virtually impossible for the Flat to be standing
without the four points on its feet sinking into the earth unless it is
standing on a reinforced metal surface.

Eddie

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