With the runabout in place back near the nebula not so far away the tests could be safely performed at their leisure. Trying a simple power supply test conversion would probably be the best first one to go with.
Tabris had been working quietly after the accident. The kid’s were ok and he checked out regrading the medical issues. There was nothing that would be a long term problem although he was left sore and periodically he had a slight tingle down his arms but beyond that he was fine. He had been working on making sure everything was hooked up correctly and that there hopefully wouldn’t be any problems with power supply or data connections.
“Aye, sir. Bringing modifications online now.” His hands danced across the console, eyes alert for the responses. “Primary and secondary containment systems are holding. Intermix pressure is fifteen hundred kilopascals, nice and steady. All systems operating within expected tolerances, no deviation. Releasing interlocks and switching main drive to stand-by mode.”
The lights in the cabin dimmed only briefly as the runabout’s power systems effectively changed hands. Caelian watched both the ship’s readouts and his tricorder for a hard moment before nodding. “It looks like we’re ready, Lieutenant. You should have impulse power at your command. Once we’re ready, I’ll start scanning for energy pockets.”
After a moment of thought, he tapped a few keys and modified the deflectors as he had aboard the Ark Angel. While the runabout’s modifications operated on the same principle as the larger ship’s, the smaller system would be a touch more fragile and thus require closer attention. Being stranded in a duranium box was not his idea of a fun time. Let’s hope these energy pockets are nice and docile.
—Caelian Weir, Engineer—
Fayth nodded and turned to the pilot. “Let’s just experiment outside the nebula for now. En Asam and I have seen first hand what exactly those pockets can do, so let’s test the engine before we head back in.” If something went sideways, she didn’t want someone to think ‘hope it doesn’t blow up next’ and then the shuttle explode. “Nice and steady, take her through the impulse paces.”
Lt jg Fayth, CSO
With the convertors online and steady, the runabout soon was maneuvering pretty much as normal through its paces under normal conditions. No problems were showing up across the board. The power bands spiked a little higher than they expected but simply by avoiding overly taxing the engines of the runabout they were fine. For use on the Ark Angel likely the larger ship would probably not face this much due to the higher draws the ship in general produced. They might try next using the conversion system on other systems for powering them to ensure no other problems cropped up. Systems like, shields, transporters, weapons, etc.
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