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An '''overweight spaceship''' (or '''OWSS''' for short) is a would-be [[spaceship]] similar to the [[lightweight spaceship]], [[middleweight spaceship]] and [[heavyweight spaceship]], but longer. On its own an overweight spaceship is unstable because the three [[cell]]s at its top do not die off like the corresponding [[spark]]s at the top of the smaller spaceships. Nonetheless, it can be escorted by true spaceships to form a [[Types_of_spaceships#Flotilla|flotilla]].
 
An '''overweight spaceship''' (or '''OWSS''' for short) is a would-be [[spaceship]] similar to the [[lightweight spaceship]], [[middleweight spaceship]] and [[heavyweight spaceship]], but longer. On its own an overweight spaceship is unstable because the three [[cell]]s at its top do not die off like the corresponding [[spark]]s at the top of the smaller spaceships. Nonetheless, it can be escorted by true spaceships to form a [[Types_of_spaceships#Flotilla|flotilla]].
  
For OWSS with top spark over 4, minimal escort size difference is 4 - as shown http://paste.ubuntu.com/879925 (no screens/RLE for now - for tech reasons)
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[[Image:overweight_with_escort.png|left|x125px|thumb|Overweight Spaceship with escort]] For OWSS with top spark over 4, minimal escort size difference is 4, as shown.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.argentum.freeserve.co.uk/lex_o.htm#owss Overweight spaceship] at the Life Lexicon
 
*[http://www.argentum.freeserve.co.uk/lex_o.htm#owss Overweight spaceship] at the Life Lexicon

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Overweight Spaceship
4o$o3bo$o$bo2bo$5bo$bo5bo$o$o6bo$7o4$4o$o3bo$o$bo2bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]]
Pattern type Miscellaneous
Number of cells 15
Bounding box 8×5
Discovered by John Conway
Year of discovery 1970

An overweight spaceship (or OWSS for short) is a would-be spaceship similar to the lightweight spaceship, middleweight spaceship and heavyweight spaceship, but longer. On its own an overweight spaceship is unstable because the three cells at its top do not die off like the corresponding sparks at the top of the smaller spaceships. Nonetheless, it can be escorted by true spaceships to form a flotilla.

Overweight Spaceship with escort
For OWSS with top spark over 4, minimal escort size difference is 4, as shown.

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