Prius-class Shuttlecraft Upgrades

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  1. Doc Willie

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    To: Zhang Heng Shuttlecraft Crew and Maintenance Personnel

    From: Commander Montgomery Scott, Chief, Starfleet Vessel Upgrade Program

    In addition to the refit of Constellation-class Starships, the Upgrade Program has tested and installed upgrades to Prius-class shuttlecraft. Additions to the Zhang Heng as received from the contractor include:

    1. Structural Integrity Reinforcement: This can be identified by a double X-braced plate slightly aft of amidships on the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    2. Velocity Transducer Outlets resized: Permits better control of warp engine vectors by increasing the warp space interface.

    3. Engineering Auxiliary Computer: Permits additional monitoring of warp engine and mission parameters.

    4. Main Screen Security Access: This procedure has been simplified, eliminating repetitive and unnecessary security measures , and enabling stellar cartography functions during transit.

    5. Inertial Dampening Security Sensors: Disabled since Starfleet Regulations require the engagement of the inertial dampening system at all times during operation of the shuttlecraft.

    6. Aft Motion Warning System: The installed internal warning system has been de-activated and replaced with a system that is detectable both inside and outside the shuttlecraft.

    7. Subspace Communication Upgrade: The external subspace antenna has been replace with a unit that is less subject to external damage, and which (minimally) improves warp efficiency.

    8. Intermix Pre-Heater: Installed by MiddleEarth and Conflagration engineers, it takes energy from SpaceDock reactors, to increase the Intermix Chamber temperatures to near warp capability, allowing faster engagement of Warp Drive on leaving SpaceDock.

    9. Velocity Transducer Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic rotational disks have been added to decrease drag in atmospheric environments.

    10. Main Viewer Shield: Filters photonic interference from the Main Viewer.

    11. Antigravity Generators: These emit blue photons during operations, visible from the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    12. Weapons and Engineering Controls: Bridge Audibles, Photon Torpedoes, Phasers, Transporters, Warp Drive, and Alert Status are now visible via the Main Viewer.

    13. Rear Loading Dock Access: The interface between the access and the aft shields has been reinforced.

    14. Liquid Container Receptacles: Buffering has been added here and in the internal access grips of all 4 personnel access hatches, which are also occassionally used as storage areas, particularly for personal communicators.

     
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    Please check the star chart at:

    http://willieyee.com/ZhangHeng.html/

    It looks like a 403 entropy field.

    BTW, I have a similar Spacedock power coupling but I'm planning to use a nanobot to provide a warp engine, jump start when a Spacedock reactor and coupling is not available. Also, I should have a prototype, auto-docking system soon not so much for chamber preheating but also topping off the antimatter chamber.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Doc Willie @ Oct 19 2007, 11:22 AM) [snapback]527832[/snapback]</div>

    Ok I'll identify myself as a partial Trekkie and take a crack at it.

    1 - BT stiffening plate
    2 -
    3 - added PC
    4 - Nav hack to allow entry while driving
    5 - seatbelt beeper turned off
    6 - back-up beeper turned off, outside beep installed
    7 - sharkfin antenna
    8 - ebh
    9 - new wheels
    10 - window tinting
    11 - underbody light kit?
    12 -
    13 -
    14 - pads in bottom of cupholders

    How'd I do?
    Fernsmom
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(fernsmom @ Oct 19 2007, 12:15 PM) [snapback]527856[/snapback]</div>
    12 - I'm guessing would be a CAN-View maybe?
     
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    13 - Rear bumper protector
     
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    Here's my attempt:

    1 - BT plate
    2 - New tires
    3 - ScanGauge
    4 - Nav override (Coastal?)
    5 - Disable seat belt alert
    6 - Reverse alert disabled and replaced with external beeper.
    7 - Sharkfin
    8 - EBH
    9 - Custom hubcaps
    10 - Window tint, or MFD hood?
    11 - Underbody light kit
    12 - Can View
    13 - Bumper Cover
    14 - Cupholder pads

    Not sure about 3 and 12, I could have them switched, or one of them might be wrong.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Danny Hamilton @ Oct 19 2007, 01:27 PM) [snapback]527876[/snapback]</div>
    I was going to say a new muffler... But it could be tires.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Danny Hamilton @ Oct 19 2007, 03:27 PM) [snapback]527876[/snapback]</div>
    Ooh, that's good. I was thinking mudflaps or air dams for #2, but new tires make more sense. I'm also thinking Scanguage for #3, but #12 refers to main viewer, which based on #10 being window tint implied a heads-up display or something I'm not familiar with, but if #10 is the MFD hood like you say, then #12 could be canview, or just access to the diagnostics/setup screens.
    MiddleEarth must be Hobbit?

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bwilson4web @ Oct 19 2007, 01:46 PM) [snapback]527844[/snapback]</div>
    I ran into the same 403 exclusion shield, some kind of cloaking device as no images could be brought onscreen.

    EV mode and battery charger?
     
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    1. Structural Integrity Reinforcement: This can be identified by a double X-braced plate slightly aft of amidships on the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    BT plate

    2. Velocity Transducer Outlets resized: Permits better control of warp engine vectors by increasing the warp space interface.

    EV mod

    3. Engineering Auxiliary Computer: Permits additional monitoring of warp engine and mission parameters.

    Scangauge

    4. Main Screen Security Access: This procedure has been simplified, eliminating repetitive and unnecessary security measures , and enabling stellar cartography functions during transit.

    Pictures under sunvisor

    5. Inertial Dampening Security Sensors: Disabled since Starfleet Regulations require the engagement of the inertial dampening system at all times during operation of the shuttlecraft.

    Seatbelt beep off

    6. Aft Motion Warning System: The installed internal warning system has been de-activated and replaced with a system that is detectable both inside and outside the shuttlecraft.

    backup beep off

    7. Subspace Communication Upgrade: The external subspace antenna has been replace with a unit that is less subject to external damage, and which (minimally) improves warp efficiency.

    sharkfin antenna

    8. Intermix Pre-Heater: Installed by MiddleEarth and Conflagration engineers, it takes energy from SpaceDock reactors, to increase the Intermix Chamber temperatures to near warp capability, allowing faster engagement of Warp Drive on leaving SpaceDock.

    EBH

    9. Velocity Transducer Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic rotational disks have been added to decrease drag in atmospheric environments.

    "racin" hubcaps

    10. Main Viewer Shield: Filters photonic interference from the Main Viewer.

    sunblocker/polarizer screen for MFD

    11. Antigravity Generators: These emit blue photons during operations, visible from the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    underside lighting (led?)

    12. Weapons and Engineering Controls: Bridge Audibles, Photon Torpedoes, Phasers, Transporters, Warp Drive, and Alert Status are now visible via the Main Viewer.

    CD with track named as such inserted (with hopefully a "we're coming out of warp captain" sound)

    13. Rear Loading Dock Access: The interface between the access and the aft shields has been reinforced.

    trunk top bumper protector thing... spells prius if you've ever noticed

    14. Liquid Container Receptacles: Buffering has been added here and in the internal access grips of all 4 personnel access hatches, which are also occassionally used as storage areas, particularly for personal communicators.

    cupholder padding
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nerfer @ Oct 19 2007, 04:17 PM) [snapback]527900[/snapback]</div>
    Somewhat like EV mode. I'll still have the chamber preheater more for lower lubrication drag but think of the antimatter chamber filling as PHEV-lite.

    Instead of starting off each morning at whatever the overnight self-discharge leaves the traction batteries, start off at 78-79% of full. This reduces the amount of warm-up anti-matter needed to compensate for traction battery self discharge and the depleted levels after docking the night before. I like to EV the last mile in the evening.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    6. Aft Motion Warning System: The installed internal warning system has been de-activated and replaced with a system that is detectable both inside and outside the shuttlecraft.

    This haves effectiveness of implement primary/secondary auditory feedback control system does improve for orange conditions typical of unfortunate circumprius conditioning of external. Option of "Hello Kitty" popular variation also package availables. The assistance of vision impulse conditions. Does not replace of warp auditory safety implement. Hello Kitty.
     
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    you guys can fix the broken link by removing the trailing /
     
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    15. Stealth Mode: Although Cloaking Devices are outlawed by Federation Treaty, shuttlecraft are stealth enabled, allowing impulse-only mode for short distances which leaves no auditory or warp engine trails.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Doc Willie @ Oct 20 2007, 01:49 AM) [snapback]528121[/snapback]</div>
    See? Now that's the EV Mode mod... #2 can't be EV Mode...
     
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    mebbie 2 is an upgraded gas pedal
     
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    MiddleEarth: guilty!
    .
    As our engineering staff has extensive experience with 403 subspace
    cloaking fields, we've also designed mitigation strategies for users
    on either end of the torpedo tube. The enemy can generally de-cloak
    the contained objects by collapsing the excess space inside; this
    has the amusing side effect that much of the forward viewer appears
    to become filled with the string "%20". But it works well. Now, if
    the defender of the web outpost wants to make sure none of the
    surrounding field is cloaked in the first place, the excess space
    can be mapped and then modulated to represent some other glyph,
    which should underscore [hint] the stasis-field presence of the
    nearby objects and require no additional types of scanning.
    .
    _H*
     
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    1. Structural Integrity Reinforcement: This can be identified by a double X-braced plate slightly aft of amidships on the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    BT Plate

    2. Velocity Transducer Outlets resized: Permits better control of warp engine vectors by increasing the warp space interface.

    New Tires, different size than OEM.

    3. Engineering Auxiliary Computer: Permits additional monitoring of warp engine and mission parameters.

    CanView

    4. Main Screen Security Access: This procedure has been simplified, eliminating repetitive and unnecessary security measures , and enabling stellar cartography functions during transit.

    Whatever that thing is that unlocks the screen so you can use NAV while driving.

    5. Inertial Dampening Security Sensors: Disabled since Starfleet Regulations require the engagement of the inertial dampening system at all times during operation of the shuttlecraft.

    Disabled the seatbelt beeper.

    6. Aft Motion Warning System: The installed internal warning system has been de-activated and replaced with a system that is detectable both inside and outside the shuttlecraft.

    Disabled the backup beeper. Replaced with a backup beeper that can be heard inside and out. Possibly in one of the rear tail-lights.

    7. Subspace Communication Upgrade: The external subspace antenna has been replace with a unit that is less subject to external damage, and which (minimally) improves warp efficiency.

    Replaced antenna with a shark fin.

    8. Intermix Pre-Heater: Installed by MiddleEarth and Conflagration engineers, it takes energy from SpaceDock reactors, to increase the Intermix Chamber temperatures to near warp capability, allowing faster engagement of Warp Drive on leaving SpaceDock.

    Engine Block heater installed. Installed by Fire-engineer.

    9. Velocity Transducer Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic rotational disks have been added to decrease drag in atmospheric environments.

    Put racing disk wheel covers on wheels.

    10. Main Viewer Shield: Filters photonic interference from the Main Viewer.

    MFD hood. (From Priushoods?)

    11. Antigravity Generators: These emit blue photons during operations, visible from the underside of the shuttlecraft.

    Installed blue underbody lights. LED?

    12. Weapons and Engineering Controls: Bridge Audibles, Photon Torpedoes, Phasers, Transporters, Warp Drive, and Alert Status are now visible via the Main Viewer.

    Scangauge

    13. Rear Loading Dock Access: The interface between the access and the aft shields has been reinforced.

    Bumper guard.

    14. Liquid Container Receptacles: Buffering has been added here and in the internal access grips of all 4 personnel access hatches, which are also occassionally used as storage areas, particularly for personal communicators.[/size]

    Padded all of the cup holders including door pockets, for occasional cell phone storage.

    15. Stealth Mode: Although Cloaking Devices are outlawed by Federation Treaty, shuttlecraft are stealth enabled, allowing impulse-only mode for short distances which leaves no auditory or warp engine trails.

    EV switch.
     
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    Congratulations, cadets. You are now authorized to operate and maintain the Prius class Zhang Heng.
     

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Doc Willie @ Oct 21 2007, 04:35 PM) [snapback]528551[/snapback]</div>
    I think you mean #12, not #13.