Goods/Personal mobility

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Grav Belt

Grav Belt
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Cost Cr100,000
Size 25.0 liters
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–12
Weight 10.0 kg
Manufacturer Stellar Gravitics

A standard-issue TL–12 grav belt looks like a parachute harness with a “stiffener” that runs down the back and has a series of artificial gravity modules around the waist.

The grav belt weighs about 10 kg, but once it is turned on, a neutral control setting eliminates this weight. This configuration provides 300 kg of thrust for four hours between charges. The grav belt has a maximum speed in an atmosphere of 300 kph, a cruising speed of 225 kph, and a nap-of-earth speed of 40 kph.

The Slipstream™ Grav Belt, developed by Stellar Gravitics, is the ultimate in TL–14 lightweight, long-range grav belt technology. Recognizing that most owners will not be traveling more than twelve hours within the harness, designers at Stellar Gravitics lessened the bulkiness of the Slipstream™ by dropping advanced fuel cells in preference for advanced batteries, and utilized larger grav drive units. Designed for a load of 250kg (including the pilot), the Slipstream™ is designed to travel at speeds of up to 180kph. (Pilots carrying a minimal load can effectively double that top speed, though flight is difficult to control at such speeds.) Thus, the Slipstream™ has become the preferred choice of high tech rescue workers, as well as military and paramilitary organizations. With the grav belt’s popularity and performance capacities, Stellar Gravitics has also recently started marketing the Slipstream™ as sports gear for amateur and professional grav belt racing.

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Maneuver Pack

Maneuver Pack
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Cost Cr1250
Size 22.5l
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 5kg

A Maneuver Pack is a man-sized framework of 24 small, highly advanced, water resistojets. The entire thrust potential of the unit is 60 seconds of 40kg of thrust. It is powered by internal batteries and is refueled by adding 2.5 liters of water. It is controlled by a control box attached by a meter long cable or by a joystick control on a rigid arm which extends under the left armpit and swings out of the way when not in use.

Advanced versions of the maneuver pack have microprocessor control of course and thrust and can maintain a heading with less than 2% deviation. Care should be taken to insure the jet orifices do not become plugged as explosion may occur due to excessive pressure. The user should inspect the pack before each use and semi-annual maintenance is required.

This the earlier version of the thruster pack.

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Mechanical Wings

Mechanical Wings
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Droyne sport with mechanical wing set
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Cost Cr100
Size 100.0 liters
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 10.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
Droyne only
Mechanical Wings allow Droyne to fly, or at least glide, on worlds and in atmospheres where their natural wings are too small to support that activity. Wings are a simple, lightweight framework constructed of fabric or plastic, and are specially tailored to the individual. Flying with mechanical wings requires the Droyne to possess both a good strength and sufficient skill.

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Personal Reentry Kit

Personal Reentry Kit
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Cost Cr15,000
Size 20 liters
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 14.5 kg

A Personal Reentry Kit is a very specialized tool kit.


Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Personal Reentry Kit (PRK) was originally developed as a means of emergency atmospheric reentry from a crippled space vessel, and then quickly adopted by the military, which provided a glamorous raison d’etre for jump troops.

Typical Kit Contents[edit]

Each kit consists of an inflatable hemispheric mold, a pressurized canister of ablative foam, and a chemical thruster for attitude and limited vector adjustment. The kit does include a soft landing system (usually a parachute).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The PRK has no provision for defensive decoys and depends on its operator for maneuvering instructions (instead of the on-board computer used in military drop capsules.

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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Snowshoes

Showshoes
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Traditional wood snowshoe
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Cost Cr60
Size 4.0 liters
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–5
Weight 1.0 kg
Snowshoes: Large, somewhat awkward, but highly effective, snowshoes permit a character to allow normal walking speed over snow.

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Thruster Pack

Thruster Pack
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Cost Cr8,200
Size 65 liters
Type Personal mobility
Tech Level TL–12
Weight 68kg

A Thruster Pack is a large pack designed to be used in zero-G and micro-gravity situations, usually with a person in a vacc suit. Similar in operation to a Grav belt and using Gravity Control Technology, the thruster pack provides six axis freedom of movement. The system provides up to 1G of thrust for up to 48 hours. It also provides automatic stabilization. The more advanced version of maneuver pack.

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