I realize there are questions focusing on how gravity works on the Death Star as well as moderate sized spacecraft like the Millennium Falcon—where you can stand up and walk around them—in the Star Wars universe. But why does gravity exist inside of small scale vehicles like X-Wing fighters and T.I.E. fighters in the Star Wars universe?
I mean, in small scale craft one or two people are strapped in and sitting within a cockpit of the craft as they fly around. So gravity doesn’t seem to be necessary in cases like that. And in the case T.I.E. fighters, it seems it’s well known they do not have shields or hyperdrive… But somehow they have gravity systems?
Is it because gravity systems in the Star Wars universe are so cheap and easy to implement they are essentially like as commonplace as lightbulbs compared to other things—like shields and hyperdrive—that seem to be harder to setup, manage and implement?
Please provide citations—expanded universe, canon, “Legends” and such—to put it all in proper context.