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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 86
10-08-2011, 09:43 AM
Originally Posted by whamhammer View Post
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.
POwer, it has a warp core!

Inertia, its has inertia damapers

it has been stated in star trek the impluse engines are for sublight traveling while the rcs thrusters used for steerign ship.