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Old 01-12-2020, 02:42 AM   #11
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Well I went and recreated it with the current Stennis. It seems to be a couple feet too narrow? Planes still make it but the wings should have probably collided.







It will be interesting to see what it's like with the supercarrier.

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Old 01-12-2020, 03:41 AM   #12
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Anyone got a ruler?
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:34 PM   #13
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Anyone got a ruler?
If anyone can give me a point-to-point measurement of the in-game Stennis, I can scale the drawing you attached to a screen shot of the current game model quite easily.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:59 AM   #14
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If you search it's all been done already
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:44 AM   #15
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This is the sort of thing I had in mind.

My methodology:

I placed a Hornet and Tomcat (player versions of both models) on the deck of the Stennis and took a shot from strait up in-game. I then scaled the image to get an overall length on the Hornet of 56'0" and then cross-checked with the Tomcat. My scaled drawing puts the overall length of the Tomcat at 62'5" - which is pretty close to the real length of 62'8.5" so I'm reasonably confident in my numbers.

The results: pretty complex. The in-game Stennis is mostly smaller than the real one, but also larger in a few spots, sometimes significantly. It means it's not a simple case of being X% too small, but the geometry is warped in complex ways. Given this, it's not surprising at all that building a new model from scratch took precedent over fixing the in-game model.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:01 AM   #16
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It's been done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sTjqU8GGFA

Tl;dr: Stennis is a few percent too small. But it's certainly "good enough".
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:15 PM   #17
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Yup, I've seen the video. It does a great job examining the geometry of the landing area of the ship, but I was more curious about the shape of the entire ship and specifically looking at the question about the bow catapults, since I've wondered the same thing myself.

Here's an overlaid comparison between the two. I'd say for most of the ship the width is very close, but overall the length is wrong, and the error seems to be greatest at the bow.
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:07 PM   #18
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Yup, I've seen the video. It does a great job examining the geometry of the landing area of the ship, but I was more curious about the shape of the entire ship and specifically looking at the question about the bow catapults, since I've wondered the same thing myself.

Here's an overlaid comparison between the two. I'd say for most of the ship the width is very close, but overall the length is wrong, and the error seems to be greatest at the bow.

Which I think explains the claustrophobic feeling of wrongness on a full deck. Too narrow like you're shoulder to shoulder inside a packed subway car.
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