-Z- (z@gundam.com)
Tue, 29 Aug 2000 20:22:48 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Leslie_R
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 21:52
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Heat hawks / heat rods: what are they made of?
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> -Z- wrote:
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> > > Behalf Of L. M. Lloyd
> > > Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 17:40
> > > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > > Subject: Re: RE: [gundam] Heat hawks / heat rods: what are they made of?
> > >
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> > > Actually, it works exactly the opposite. Heat is generated by
> > > resistance, so the better the conductor, the less heat is shed from
> > > electricity passing through it. What you would need is a substance
> > > that has a high resistance, and can sustain tremendous heat. Carbon
> > > seems like a good candidate for both of these criteria.
> >
> > True, but this presumes that you're using electricity generated by
> the fusion
> > reactor to generate the heat, not tapping the heat of the fusion reactor
> > directly. I've always assumed a direct heat transfer, mainly
> because it was so
> > much more, well, direct.
> >
> i for one couldn't see a direct-heat transfer in an MS weapon.. for one
> thing it would have to be insulated out the wazoo in order not to melt
> down the arm the heat would hve to travel thoruhg, and then how would
> the heat get to the weapon? ther are no cables or connectors i cna see
> and direct conductor plates would leave the fingers and other parts
> vulnerable ot that intense heat if direct cocntact slipped for only an
> instant.. electricity on he other hand wouldn't have all thos e problems
> just channel enough power and then let the weapon itself do all the work
> of converting it into heat..

There are "conductive cables" all over the MS-06 Zaku, a distiguishing feature
of Zeon MS up through the MS-07 Gouf, that presumably circulated some sort of
high-energy/temperature fluid either from or heated by the reactor.

-Z-

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