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2009 February 28

Stable Reflector with Record Recovery Time

Calcyman has designed a multi-stage stable glider reflector with a recovery time of 466 ticks -- an improvement over the long-standing record of 497 ticks, at the cost of a somewhat larger bounding box. Calcyman's 466-tick-recovery stable reflector

The reflector can be used as a glider-to-Herschel converter with the same recovery time, by replacing the final glider-producing conduit with a standard Fx176 component. This makes it possible to build glider-to-spaceship converters with 466-tick recovery times, also, by replacing the initial glider-to-Herschel stage in Stephen Silver's LWSS, MWSS, and HWSS converters.