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Thread: Buckyball Racing Club presents: The Race to the Poles - Polar Ship Fram Celebration. 14-22 July 3304

  1. #31
    Originally Posted by Ozric View Post (Source)
    Question: For the Honour to the Explorers bonus, can I take 1t of each so that they have equipment and medical supplies?
    Of course you can... Just need to be 2 tons, one and one is ok.

  2. #32
    Unlimited run done with a higher jump range then I was planning to use
    Judging by the mistakes I made negative times should be doable

  3. #33
    Well done Crotalus!
    (I'm setting up the leaderboard..., and learning google sheets at the same time)

  4. #34
    The form is slightly confusing as it calls the regulation ship an Asp rather than DBX.

    Think I may enter this as a n00b to racing. Going for the regulation DBX. I am rather a fan of the golden age polar explorers, and the voyages of the Fram were rather epic!

    o7

  5. #35
    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    The form is slightly confusing as it calls the regulation ship an Asp rather than DBX.

    Think I may enter this as a n00b to racing. Going for the regulation DBX. I am rather a fan of the golden age polar explorers, and the voyages of the Fram were rather epic!

    o7
    Fixed, Thanks!!!!!

  6. #36
    Fellow Commanders, we have the first scoreboard of the race.
    Only Extreme Explorer Class entries for now...


    The opening entry for the race, was made by Cmdr Alexander Rozhenko, in his ASP Explorer, running his first ever Buckyball race in the Extreme Explorer Class, he submitted a very respectable time of 41:44 (Bonus included). Alexander's run was not devoid of thrilling moments, as when he viciously bounced in front of the landing pad at Svendrup Base, loosing a good chunk of his ship integrity, and the breakfast just eaten (precious seconds were lost cleaning the canopy).
    Cmdr Edelgard von Rhein, a long time Buckyballer (this is her 39th participation), submited her 25:34 time with the "Honour to the Explorer" Bonus, few minutes after Cmdr Rozhenko. She report a fairly clean run, loosing some seconds due to an obscured target when departing Svendrup Base.
    Third entry was from Cmdr crotalus in his DBX Adamanteus, an experienced Buckyballer, well known for his ability to travel with the help of neutron stars (Check the A* Challenge), this expertise help him make an incredible 2:58 time applying both bonuses.

    o7 commanders

  7. #37
    Stating my official intent to race:

    Cmdr: Ozric
    Ship Type: DBX
    Ship Name: Sphex pensylvanicus
    Class: Fram DBX

    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    The form is slightly confusing as it calls the regulation ship an Asp rather than DBX.

    Think I may enter this as a n00b to racing. Going for the regulation DBX. I am rather a fan of the golden age polar explorers, and the voyages of the Fram were rather epic!

    o7
    Ah there you are, should have looked on the forums before bumping into you at the start line Welcome and have fun. Our conversation now makes a bit more sense to me, hehe, but don't worr I met someone else who had trouble with the screenshots

  8. #38
    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    The form is slightly confusing as it calls the regulation ship an Asp rather than DBX.

    Think I may enter this as a n00b to racing. Going for the regulation DBX. I am rather a fan of the golden age polar explorers, and the voyages of the Fram were rather epic!

    o7
    Hey there Factabulous, nice to see you here! Welcome to the Buckyball Racing Club!



    Back from a short holiday so I should be giving this a crack myself next week.

  9. #39
    Originally Posted by Factabulous View Post (Source)
    Think I may enter this as a n00b to racing. Going for the regulation DBX. I am rather a fan of the golden age polar explorers, and the voyages of the Fram were rather epic!
    o7
    Welcome to the club Factabulous!
    FYI the run is ok, You're first in the regulation class!.
    To avoid the "screenshot anxiety" I suggest to make a video, and later extract the evidence from there. (I use the nVidia GeForce Experience functionality, and then extract the pictures with VLC media player...)

  10. #40
    Originally Posted by thirdeye333 View Post (Source)
    All done...nearly killed myself landing on one planet but lived to make the finish line.
    Paraphrasing a well known adage, any run you can walk away from is a good one. Welcome to the races!

    A quick analysis of the possible routes and optimal stops revealed that the AspX-DBX combo is as usual the best one to take on this lenghty race course.
    WHAZAM! A wild Orca appears. Take that min-maxers.

    Cmdr Aken B.
    Class: Extreme Explorer
    Ship: Orca
    Ship name: Italia

    Here's to the brave, the daring, the lucky, and the unlucky ones.

  11. #41
    It might be controversial, but having flown it in anger a few times, I don't like the DBX. It's just not that good, not as agile as it should be for a small ship and the fuel scoop is a joke for a 5C fuel tank *whispers I think I prefer the DBS*

    I did 4 runs today, only the first and last were completed, the other 2 were aborted at the first planetary landing for messing up the OC, once after already having been interdicted just before I was about to enter it. I did manage to just get out of someone's way as I entered Archer Port to finish my race and someone was just leaving to start theirs.



  12. #42
    Originally Posted by Ozric View Post (Source)
    It might be controversial, but having flown it in anger a few times, I don't like the DBX. It's just not that good, not as agile as it should be for a small ship and the fuel scoop is a joke for a 5C fuel tank *whispers I think I prefer the DBS*

    I did 4 runs today, only the first and last were completed, the other 2 were aborted at the first planetary landing for messing up the OC, once after already having been interdicted just before I was about to enter it. I did manage to just get out of someone's way as I entered Archer Port to finish my race and someone was just leaving to start theirs.
    I think that might have been me, I haven't completed another run yet

  13. #43
    Originally Posted by Ozric View Post (Source)
    It might be controversial, but having flown it in anger a few times, I don't like the DBX. It's just not that good, not as agile as it should be for a small ship and the fuel scoop is a joke for a 5C fuel tank *whispers I think I prefer the DBS*
    Heresy, HERESY!

    I really have no problem with the agility, since it handles like a dream compared to the AspX and Conda, which are it's only long-ranged competition I think. The fuel scoop is indeed a royal pain, which I cannot dismiss.

    Question for Inodoro Pereya: Can a racer only get the Honour the Explorer's bonus once per attempt? (e.g.: can you drop off 2t cargo at both sites and get 24 minutes?)

  14. #44
    Originally Posted by Bruski View Post (Source)
    Question for Inodoro Pereya: Can a racer only get the Honour the Explorer's bonus once per attempt? (e.g.: can you drop off 2t cargo at both sites and get 24 minutes?)
    I should say yes... Only one (of each) bonus per run, stacking the same bonus is not allowed (because it is in the rules, and this will break my cute auto-leaderboard spreadsheet).
    Yes the fuel scoop is a s##t weakness.

    I'll update the leaderboard later including Cmdrs Ozric and S. Drakhyr

  15. #45
    Originally Posted by Bruski View Post (Source)
    Heresy, HERESY!

    I really have no problem with the agility, since it handles like a dream compared to the AspX and Conda, which are it's only long-ranged competition I think. The fuel scoop is indeed a royal pain, which I cannot dismiss.
    I'll definitely be flying The Nomad at this one, but I'm with Bruski here - as a regular Asp-X racer who switched to the DBX for the first time ever for Close Encounters - the DBX super-cruise manoeuvrability is magestic compared to the Asp-X.

    The fuel scoop sucks though (well actually it doesn't - and that's the problem!), I've been flying around in my new DBX Darkside ever since Close Encounters, but I've not managed to master topping up, unmasking the next star and keeping the heat below 100% yet. It's faster than an Asp-X in an A* run though - in the right hands - so I guess others have mastered this.

    I had a busy weekend, so no runs from me yet, but I scouted out the course a little on Friday evening and I should have time for a few runs before the end.

    This is the first time I've ever took a look at Spansh as well. Congrats Inodoro for managing to put together a quick race with a real long-range element included. I definitely plan to make use Spansh for planning, as I hope to make a new A* run later in the year now that we've hopefully reached the final iteration of FSD-range-creep for a while. This'll be my first neutron-run practise as a racer.

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