A Vector-class refit with experimental subspace engines.


  • Mark made by imprinting
  • To implant firmly in the mind or fix in the memory
  • A copy

Expanded info:

  • Known form of imprinting is filial imprinting, in which a young animal acquires several of its behavioral characteristics from its parent
  • Most obvious in nidifugous birds, which imprint on their parents and then follow them around
  • The hang-glider pilot Angelo d’Arrigo extended this technique
  • He noted that the flight of a non-motorised hang-glider is very similar to the flight patterns of migratory birds: Both use updrafts of hot air (thermal currents) to gain altitude that then permits soaring flight over distance
  • He used this fact to enable the re-introduction into the wild of threatened species of raptors


  • Birds that are hatched in captivity have no mentor to teach them their migratory routes
  • D’Arrigo created a solution to this problem
  • By hatching the chicks under the wing of his glider, they imprinted on him. Once they became familial he taught the fledglings to fly and to hunt
  • The young birds followed him not only on the ground (as with Lorenz) but also in the air as he took the path of various migratory routes