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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 85
10-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Originally Posted by RAJ_2011
I thought the impluse engines only move the ship foward and the every fed uses rcs thrusters to steer? So if it is the rcs thrusters that moves te ship then there the fault.
A ship still needs power to overcome inertia in order to manuever. In space you would thrust in two or more directions to "turn", most of the times moving forward. If the main "thrusters" (impulse engines) are small (weak), the RCS thrusters will have to work harder to make the ship maneuver. Presuming all RCS thrusters work off of a pooled amount of power (seperate from the impulse engines) the net turn rate would be less.