Puddle Jumpers, or Jumpers for short, are cylindrical, multi-purpose craft used in Techietopia, and aerodynamically designed for transportation through
Each mid-sized ship is armed with at lease six drone weapons, hidden in the drive pods that emerge from the ship's rear port and starboard sides. The drive pods themselves offer additional maneuverability and speed, and must be retracted into the sides of the ship in order for the vessel to fit through a Stargate.
The Puddle Jumper possesses an invisibility cloak that, when engaged, makes the craft invisible to the naked eye and to advanced sensors. The cloak may be engaged when the ship is in flight, or when it has landed and powered down.
Though the Puddle Jumper can be piloted by hand controls, these may be secondary, as the craft interfaces with the mind of the pilot. On-screen geographical readouts as well as relevant technology may be immediately put at a pilot's disposal with a simple thought. A center console sits between the pilot and co-pilot seats and includes a modified
dial-home device, allowing the ship to directly access a nearby Stargateand dial an address. Automated systems guide the ship through the event horizon when the ship draws within a few meters of the gate.
A large view port occupies the ship's forward section, with a smaller port at the stern for individuals in the back. The ship can support roughly a dozen individuals in the event of a rescue (including seats for the pilot and co-pilot in the forward compartment), though this is not recommended for extended travel time. There are no rest facilities aboard the craft, nor are there any emergency escape pods. A bulkhead may be closed to seperate the forward and rear compartments, and the rear contains junctions by which basic ship functions, such as drive pod control, may be accessed. The ship must also therefore possess advanced inertial dampeners for the safety and comfort of its occupants.