Ships Cobra Mk III Owner's Club

I thought it was just (fuel) weight?

ie: Cobra MK3 with 16T tank, but with 2T of fuel in the tanks, gives the same change as just fitting a 2T tank. I just tried this with my MK3, and the speed increase seems about the same as the estimated increase of downsizing the tank (I didn't time pitch sorry).

The only real reason I thought racers downsized tanks, was because it's hard to burn fuel, they might have a poor FSD, so its just easier to start with less fuel-weight?
Ditto smaller tank means your fuel scoop wont "over fill" if you're going for speed, but essentially just scoop less, and the speed will be about the same: then you'll still have a large tank when you need it for travel.

tl;dr tank itself weighs nothing, fuel adds weight / reduces speed.


(as posted in OP's other thread) If you want more speed, try two medium lightweight MCs, 2x small efficient beams, the saving on weapons makes a difference too.
I've done this on my rat-Cobra in the past, you can still PvE while waiting for jobs, but the less weight lets you race to the clients faster
The problem is I want other modifications on the weapons.
 
Was browsing Galnet earlier and noticed this article...

https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5b1a6cce45dba54465542bc6

Our security specialists are currently at a loss to explain how this occurred. The piece in question was inside a titanium vault surrounded by plasma grids, proximity alarms and thermal sensors. This morning we found the vault door open and all security systems disabled. On the wall was a spray-painted graphic of what looked like a winking cat.
Meanwhile, in unrelated (as far as you know) news, here's the ship that's been making me a lot of credits for the last month or so:-






Fame, at last! :D
 
Does anyone have the giveaway skin?
https://www.pcgamesn.com/elite-dangerous/elite-dangerous-pcgn-skin-giveaway
Done all fours tasks and nothing :|

Update: Key came about an hour ago and I must say the PCGN paintjob looks really good. i activated the key via in-game livery purchase option. I like the combination of white, orange and black. Yet there is a small issue - all decals with white elements are almost invisible, so you can see there is only a crescent instead a full explorer logo , but this is something I can live without.

 
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Does anyone have the giveaway skin?
https://www.pcgamesn.com/elite-dangerous/elite-dangerous-pcgn-skin-giveaway
Done all fours tasks and nothing :|

Update: Key came about an hour ago and I must say the PCGN paintjob looks really good. i activated the key via in-game livery purchase option. I like the combination of white, orange and black. Yet there is a small issue - all decals with white elements are almost invisible, so you can see there is only a crescent instead a full explorer logo , but this is something I can live without.
I didn't pay attention to the deadline.... nothing yet for me. I only did one of the options.

Just noticed, I have won! Woo hoo!

Time to buy (another) Cobra Mk 3!!!
 
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Does anyone have the giveaway skin?
https://www.pcgamesn.com/elite-dangerous/elite-dangerous-pcgn-skin-giveaway
Done all fours tasks and nothing :|

Update: Key came about an hour ago and I must say the PCGN paintjob looks really good. i activated the key via in-game livery purchase option. I like the combination of white, orange and black. Yet there is a small issue - all decals with white elements are almost invisible, so you can see there is only a crescent instead a full explorer logo , but this is something I can live without.
Yes, I have one! :)
 
I've been doing a bit of ship swapping recently and wanted to just grab something to doss around in. So I grabbed another Cobra III :D

This should do for some general mucking about.
 
Liking the new ship name Uni'... thinkin' of taking my alt acc on xbox Sidey out tonight , don't have a name for her, any suggestions anyone ?

ps she is black friday paintjobbed.
pps just thought ' oh dear dont mean to post off topic !
ppss ( or sumink ) come on u Cobra Cmdrs
 
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Liking the new ship name Uni'... thinkin' of taking my alt acc on xbox Sidey out tonight , don't have a name for her, any suggestions anyone ?

ps she is black friday paintjobbed.
pps just thought ' oh dear dont mean to post off topic !
ppss ( or sumink ) come on u Cobra Cmdrs
Radiant Rifle
 
Fairly new to the vastness of space. Started in a Sidewinder like everyone else. Moved on to an Adder...then I made enough money to buy my Cobra, "Cadairne".

She's been a good ship. A trusty mount for this space cowboy. Been hunting bounties in Federation space and made enough to buy a Diamondback Scout. While I understand the Diamondback is technically a better combat ship, I can't seem to let go of my Cobra. She isnt engineered, but she has been upgraded with all A rated internals, lots of hull reinforcement, military grade armor, and sports dual beam lasers and MCs.

I may eventually respec her to be a more general-purpose ship with decent cargo space, but right now, she's lean and mean...and I love it.
 
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