Calsic can mean many things. to me, it means that the tree sections are distinct- saucer, engineering, and the nacceles. a non-traditonal ship would be the defiant or a steamrunner. In my eyes, this is traditional. No extra pods like the nebula has, ecetera. And keep in mind that the second canon ship had underslung nacceles- the Reliant.
So the naccele configuration is traditonal, in my opinion.
I just drew a sketch picture of the dorsal view. If you give me time for photobucket registration to finish then I'll upload it. It's a bit of a small picture because I had to take it with a phone camera.
Accually, I really like it as sckeched... That's quite well done.
and I don't like the arrow tipped ships. Besides, from an engineering point of veiw, they're in-efficant, due to the natural rounding of warp feilds. Voyager works really quite well in that regard, as does the -e, as they have tipped but not pointed saucers, and they are round to accomodate the warp feild
Trouble is to carry that look off without it being a total monster, it would need to have the engineering hull set to a different plane from the saucer. Otherwise the saucer section would probably be too flat for the size of it.
Thinking about it more, it COULD stay on the same plane, but then logically the engines would be moved more in line with the saucer than it appears on the USS K'Nex. The main problem here I think is that a triangular saucer is sleek, but the large engines are clearly not. We need to juggle relative sizes to work out how much we want it to look bulky like a Galaxy and how much we want an Intrepid style sleekness. Don't forget the absolute size of the ship; a larger ship is less likely to be sleek, rather it would be more imposing and internal size would be as efficient as possible (making circles more the shape to be).
I enlarged the engineering section for the large amount of shuttles/starfighters it was suggested it should carry. Also, if there is a new type of engine then the engineering hull would show this by the need to fit more advanced equipment. In all honesty, the nacelles don't need to be that large; the power and stardrive comes from the engineering hull. I just tried to make them as large as they appeared to be on the USS K'Nex.
Heh, three design prototype models so far and it's only been a day.
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