New to IRCWCC, Questions about Rules & Ships

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  1. PrepmasterNick

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    i'm kinda spooked that my ship I just bought isn't listed: FS Foch. Hoping I can get contact from Wade and legalize it?
     
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    That is a Suffren class isn't it. Should be legal. :)
     
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    No, you're fine. Foch is listed under its class. It is a Suffren-class heavy cruiser, so look under Suffren. You get used to it :)
     
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    Sorry... still learning all the know-how. My bad
     
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    Anybody can make an honest mistake. :)
     
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    I'll know what I'm doing on here someday
     
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    As mistakes go, I wouldn't even count is as an official mistake. Still learnin', right? No biggie. Important thing is that you've got a ship that's okay to use.
     
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    Ya, no death star here
     
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    Ya, looking forward to seeing another Suffren class being built. :)
     
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    Can't wait till I have this figured out so I can start the USS Baltimore kit I bought. The Foch is just my intro to figuring this out. Once I understand it and the hobby, I'm going straight into the Baltimore.
     
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    It'll be a study in contrasts... Foch has one prop and two rudders, and Balti has one rudder and two props!
     
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    Hmmm. This Foch has two rudders, two props, and a third shaft to mount a dummy prop or drag disk (not completely sure what a drag disk is)?
     
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    Na, you want to power the center prop and leave the other two as drag props.
    A drag prop is generally a plastic disk on the unpowered shafts that creates drag. This makes is so you have to run the other prop at a higher RPM to get to speed. The higher RPM's makes more propwash over the rudders which helps turning. :)
     
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    Hmm.. Will have to do on the Baltimore
     
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    Are drag disks good, then? To have to run higher rpm?
     
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    If I remember correctly, the Baltimore has four props. So you would power the two inner shaft and the two outer ones would be drag props
     
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    Yes, they're good. They help with turning.
     
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    Thank you, sir! Anyway I can find out how close in or out they should be? Seen a lot of good 3d diagrams of ships but none with the prop shafts drawn looking from the bottom. confuses me.
     
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    My best recommendation would be to get a good set of plans.