The Schematic (starting from
The FTL (Faster Than Light) nacelles
are able to generate speeds up to the equivalent of warp 9.666 which can be
sustained for a duration of no more than 12 hours without serious damage to the
nacelles. The equivalent would be like driving your regular car at more than
4000 rpms for that long a time.
The HCC (Hydrogen Collector
Converters) gather hydrogen and convert it into antihydrogen for
fuel. Revised Nov. 16,
2004: In order to facilitate the need for hydrogen and antihydrogen
in space without the need to stop at a shipyard and/or space station, the RSL is
built to gather its own particles from space itself through these devices.
However, these devices can only work when the RSL is running at sublight speeds.
Hydrogen is an easy particle to find in space, unfortunately, in order to
convert the H particle into its polar opposite requires a fair amount of energy
which strains the resources of the ship and automatically engages the safety
protocols to drop the engines into sublight speeds for the converters to work at
all. Until a more detailed schematic of the RSL is declassified all that is
known of the engineering section on this ship is that one whole deck on this
ship is dedicated to storage for both hydrogen and antihydrogen particles and
they can be easily accessed by a single command into the computer.
The PDQ (Pretty Darn
Quick) Drive generates speeds up to C-the speed of
light. Revised November 16,
2004: The PDQ drive is configured as such that the
'slats' in the above diagram on the PDQ can be positioned as needed to direct
the flow along the x, y, and z axis, similar to the
ailerons on an airplane. Since there is no air in space to direct the flow of
direction, the flow of the engines however can be controlled on bursts from two
slats to change the direction of the RSL as two or more slats are adjusted to
disperse the flow of the PDQ.
The Shuttlepod is able to separate from the ship. Powered by the HYPERION
Drive. For interplanetary travel there is the ion propulsion, and for hopping
solar systems there is the hyperdrive. The 2 systems can be switched on a 5
The EEV(Emergency Escape Vehicle) can hold 2 people and has solar
collectors which are used to power the thrusters and the replicators for food
and survival gear only.
The RS LYON is equipped with 4 torpedo bays. 2 forward located closest to
the front, and 2 aft. There are 6 phaser banks. 4 on the top and two on the
bottom. The front 2 are rigged into the side.