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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
05-19-2010, 10:42 AM
My understanding is that you can turn at warp, but its gentle turns with massivly wide sweeping arcs...much too inefficient.

Consider this, in excess of Mach 3, the SR-71 would have such a large turning radius, that if it was flying east to west and started a course reversal(i believe this at a standard rate turn of 3 degs per sec) over Los Angeles by tuirning north, it would be over San Francisco before it was facing the other direction. It would be much better off pointing itself on its desired course at much lower speeds before initiating its supersonic flight regime.

Now, on the Sector map, our turns look tight because the scale has been compressed. The turns we see are over a mucg larger area of distance...and likly time too. Considering it takes light years by the maps own distance calculations to make the turn. if you could sit on a planet and watch these turns through a telecope, you'd likly see a very wide and sweeping, maybe barely even perceptible turn in some cases, unless viewed over time.