April 30th, 2552 Sensitive
Exploration Team /Test Pilot/ Parttime Schroedinger’s Kat/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting
So after a few training runs on landing on the moon and Dancer’s retreat, I ended up working to design a better landing system, well, landing and lift system.
I had a library full of design specs, with everything from hovercraft to anti-grav, and enough experienced mechanics to tap to get what I wanted and I had something the other pilots didn’t have. I spoke the language.
I came up with a few designs and then compared what we could build with basic available parts to what we had on the 7.5.
While I was working on giving the ships a more solid grounding – Fipps was working on the more esoteric designs and test equipment. It seems that a lot of the salvaged parts from the Twilight have a residual energy signature. It’s mostly background stuff – but that is exactly what our invisible friends are – background interference.
So while I wasn’t exactly a clay pigeon, for all intents and purposes I was because we needed to see if Fipps was onto something when it came to tracking our friends. I am happy to say though that when the readings said the ship was level and I knew it wasn’t- I trusted my feelings and landed.
I was shaken up but I landed and any landing you can stagger away from without exploding — I’ll take. Bonus points for getting Fipps his readings.