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Post by Pryde » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:15 am

Are maneuvering thrusters even a thing in Star Wars? Did anybody ever at any point explain how an X-Wing turns around in a vacuum?
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Re: Question,

Post by Cadden » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:50 am

I thought I read it as a passing statement, somewhere, but I could be mistaken. It's not typically something that adds to the suspense of a dogfight, I'd think, unless there was a failure in the system or something.

... Though, now that I'm thinking of it, wouldn't maneuvering thrusters be stabilizers in Star Wars? When Garvin Dreiss (don't know if I spelled that right) said he lost his stabilizer, he just kinda plummeted into the Death Star. Kind of as if he couldn't maneuver anymore.
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Re: Question,

Post by Mir » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:58 am

I believe they're mentioned a few times in the Rogue books. Besides that, I can't remember anything explicit.
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Re: Question,

Post by Balsa » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:46 am

As Cadden mentioned, stabilizers seem to be the analog to maneuvering thrusters.

Then again, we're dealing with inertia dampeners and artificial gravity generators, so it's not a big surprise that maneuvering thrusters might be overlooked. :)

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Re: Question,

Post by Cadden » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:56 am

I did note from Wookieepedia that they gave been mentioned a few times, specifically, in the EU, and the article image shows them along what appeared to be the nose of an X-Wing, so according to that they are around, they're probably just one of those instances that it was never bothered to be mentioned.

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Re: Question,

Post by Mir » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:20 am

Why isn't "by the power of Grayskull" a viable answer?
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Post by Cadden » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:30 am

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Re: Question,

Post by Mir » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:37 am

+10
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Re: Question,

Post by Shaggy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:20 pm

Mir wrote:+10
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