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GN Beta Drive Schematic by Tekka-Croe GN Beta Drive Schematic by Tekka-Croe
A full design for the GN Beta Drive system installed in my original 00 Gundams Dawn, Dusk, and Spectrum.

The Beta drive is smaller than the Alpha drives used by Celestial Being's main Gundams, and the Tau drives later used in mass-produced Mobile Suits. While the Beta drive is capable of indefinite GN particle generation, its rate of output exceeds its rate of generation, limiting its operational time to 48 hours before needing to stop and allow it to regenerate its GN particle reserves.

Unlike the Alpha drives, the Beta drives were not manufactured in a high-gravity Jovian environment. Instead, they were manufactured in a simulated high gravity environment within a small Celestial Being asteroid base set into a slingshot orbit, allowing the asteroid's centrifugal* force to provide high artificial gravity.

This is a design for my Gundam 00 side-story: Gundam Dawn.

Gundam Dawn (c) me
Gundam (c) Bandai/Sunrise

*Don't worry, physics/engineering majors, I'm fully aware that "centrifugal force" isn't really a thing, and is simply a means of expressing two opposing inertial forces in motion.
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
:love: +++
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ziginz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God, I love the detail you put into these things.
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lockdown3333 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Still, two days before recharge is pretty good. I'm guessing if one ever went Trans-Am it would need an immediate recharge, unlike the Alpha Drives, which just lose some power, or the Tau Drives, which fry themselves:)
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Adam7273 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Guy this is AMAZING! can you do one like exia's Gn drive? I want to transform it on a icon, to put in my Hard Drives that I renamed like GN-DRIVE XD but until now, I haven't found any Gn Drive icon. Please? can you do it?
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PsycoT3ddiB3ar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Awesome man!
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UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I love how you used real physics (or something close to it) to explain how the Beta is different form the alpha.
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HaroldPotter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the design. It feels very much a part of the universe.
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Kry-Havoc Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
a bit of interesting reading

[link]

even if your not a physics major =p
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Dr-Fallout Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I love to see cross section drawings, well done on designing your on gn drive
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GenesisStar20 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Then, how does it get the topological defects that it needs to operate correctly.
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