Using the Star Fleet Academy gameŠ, find the sizes of ships, space stations, stars, etc. by following the steps here. Use the "Scale Reference" below to get started or you can start with objects that others have scaled. In order to help us in our web page competition and pass your findings on to other game enthusiasts, PLEASE send your findings to us on our DATA RESPONSE FORM.
We will post your data (and first name) for others to use for reference points to collect more data.
Do you have the software?
You need to have the Star Fleet Academy game to do this one, but it can work just as well on ANY 3D game. You just have to decide on a scale reference point and go from there.
|Game Object||"Real" size|
|space station||743 km|
|manual targeting sight||always remains at 2 degrees for inner circle and 4 degrees for outer points|
|Collecting the Data:
(1) Place a piece of paper up to your computer's screen while the game is running with the station in view.
Transfer this measurement onto the Trek-Ruler, using one mark for the ZERO point on the scale and the other for the 10° mark.
Mark the midway point between 0 and 10 for 5 degrees.
(3)Measure the angle (in degrees) of an object and record it on the data sheet
(4)Look up the tangent ratio for that angle
(5)Divide the object's known size by the tangent ratio to get the DISTANCE from the object.
Reporting back to Headquarters:
|Tangent Angle||Tangent Ratio|
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(last updated 8/31/98)