Beamships are essentially a flying human-made machine. While they come from a variety of sources in the contact reports, they all conform to a set of principles, which causes them all to resemble a very similar disk, saucer, torus, rugby-ball etc shape.
While in space it really does not matter of their shape, size or design. However while in a planets atmosphere they must conform to some extent with these shapes. The reasons of which comes down to scientific principles, dynamics, gravity and resistance. While the actual propulsion system itself also requires this torus shape in order to be stable, manoeuvrable and stable. The Natural Laws in other words.
Why are beamships shaped like a frisbee?
From the FIGU Forum (Questions Answered by Billy):
I have a question regarding the beamship designs, I guess the dynamics of the flight is similar to how frisbees fly in the air, but, with an advanced propulsion systems at Plejarans' disposal, aerodynamics would be hardly relevant, especially in space travel. So, my question is, why such designs? Because I'm simply not impressed at all of the "toy-like" shapes of beamships.
The beamship's form existed even before the first idea for manufacturing a frisbee was glimmering in the head of a person in the last century. According to the Plejarans this form is the most suitable for travelling through space which is not empty, by the way. There are dust particles, gases, etc.
And the disk-shaped form is very suitable to fix/install their propulsion system.
- Dynamics (physics)
- Aerodynamic drag
- Coriolis effect
- Centrifugal force (rotating reference frame)
- Antipodal points
- Geomagnetic pole
- Magnetic dipoles
- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum gravity
- Circular or cyclic Particle accelerators
- Periodic table