I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

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I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by Ramsayman » January 17th, 2016, 7:54 am

No, this is not a bash the new movie thread, so please don't make it so...

Anyway, about TIE Fighters. I thought the "wings" were supposed to be solar panels. Everything I know about solar panels is they are Black/Dark Blue to absorb solar energy. You can't paint over them, and white would be... well completely the most inefficient color ever for solar absorption. So what's with the reversed colors? Some of the TIE's in different shows/comics/whatever have had stuff painted on the panels. Isn't that kind of lessening their use as well?

I know it's done for the "coolness" factor, but part of me wishes it made more sense other than "different universe, different technology."

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by Kottlewski » January 17th, 2016, 11:27 am

Same thoughts here...

Also it should have been the Interceptor... Seems like a step backwards going with the old one.

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by Mr sinister » January 17th, 2016, 4:39 pm

I know what you mean, why say the wings were solar panels if they are gonna disregard that on several occasions.
Maybe after the discarding of the eu the make up of tie fighters is different or in this universe they are completely different in the same body, kind of like comparing the new shape beetle to the original air cooled version.
They were cool though, loved the pilot/gunner config.

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by AT-AT Fan » January 17th, 2016, 7:23 pm

Apparently the "new" TIE's use "ultra-high efficiency girondium-colium solar cells" that are so efficient at absorbing and converting solar energy that the white is designed to cool the cells off...where as black or a dark color would have over heated the entire system. That's the supposed science...

...but I think the new color scheme was really designed to create a "cool" factor and perhaps distance them from the paint schemes on earlier TIE's from the earlier movies.

Who knows I suppose?

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by Ramsayman » January 17th, 2016, 7:25 pm

Kottlewski wrote:Same thoughts here...

Also it should have been the Interceptor... Seems like a step backwards going with the old one.

Exactly! Or use a new design like this TFA concept art: http://i2.wp.com/bitcast-a-sm.bitgravit ... =700%2C400

But, yeah, the two seater/gunner configuration was cool.
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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by sci-fi-bldr » January 17th, 2016, 7:27 pm

Agreed...

And that's a bad ass TIE design

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by blakeh1 » January 18th, 2016, 7:44 pm

I'm not a big fan of most of the "newer" designs in the movie

The X-wings have grown on me

I still don't really like the tie colors, or the random extra bits added on

The shuttle makes even less sense than the ties. I still don't get why the wings extend and never really lower. The it looks cool excuse only goes so far
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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by Kottlewski » January 18th, 2016, 10:53 pm

blakeh1 wrote:I'm not a big fan of most of the "newer" designs in the movie

The X-wings have grown on me

I still don't really like the tie colors, or the random extra bits added on

The shuttle makes even less sense than the ties. I still don't get why the wings extend and never really lower. The it looks cool excuse only goes so far
The only thing I don't like on the new X-wings are the "jets" with those big intakes their diameter seems to be too small compared to the old ones.

The shuttle just screams, hey look now with even longer wings, as if longer wings = more badass villains. Size matters... ;)

New SD was epic in that frontal scene in 3D.

Trooptransport was ok but no wings = less badass... :D

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

Post by nicholassagan » January 19th, 2016, 6:31 pm

I wish they wen't with that concept...There are definitely some *bits* of the new design that are interesting, like the slightly thicker braces on the inside wings but ONLY on the regular TIE, not the huge things on the Special Forces TIE.

Did anyone notice the ion engines are now vertically oriented???

I really think they phoned it in on the TIE designs here...like they just turned their heads sideways and signed off...

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Re: I love the new movie, but.... White wing TIE's?

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