Ships Cobra Mk IV Owners Club

Honestly, I think FDev really should make some small-ship bonuses. There's just so little reason to use them once you've made a few million since Medium can land anywhere.

If they made a new outpost type that only took small ships, then that would be great. And then the Cobra mk 4 would be INSANELY good.

But considering it took them 5 years to make mining interesting... I doubt we'll see that any time soon.

And as a couple people mention... then the C4 would be considered "p2w." Though honestly, one can say that about engineering as well. (note: not trying to start something)
 
Honestly, I think FDev really should make some small-ship bonuses. There's just so little reason to use them once you've made a few million since Medium can land anywhere.

If they made a new outpost type that only took small ships, then that would be great. And then the Cobra mk 4 would be INSANELY good.

But considering it took them 5 years to make mining interesting... I doubt we'll see that any time soon.

And as a couple people mention... then the C4 would be considered "p2w." Though honestly, one can say that about engineering as well. (note: not trying to start something)
Well, it’s officially the most lucrative small pad mining ship in the game.
 
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Hpw dare you?

Are you suggesting my Cobra Mk III is not the best? ;-;
Best overall, sure. I still own my original from years ago and love the thing! Most lucrative miner is the Cobra 4 though. Hands down no other small pad ship can match it at filling up on them Void Opals. I’m actually in the process of readjusting mine now with the intention of flying to a spot, mining a single core and selling the goods. The idea would be a fast outing that I could pull off on a busy week night. This is sorta where it’s at at the moment but sill likely max engineer it at some point: Edit: https://s.orbis.zone/1jdv
Tested and works as intended. Can fill up on a single Void Opal Core and makes around 40 million. If you find the core fast, that’s a 20 minute round trip between undocking, going to known hotspot, finding, cracking, collecting and refining, then selling the goods for stupid profit. The perfect weeknight miner for those who just want a quick bit of content and a nice credit boost.
Further Edit (Footage of First test Outing):
[video=youtube_share;G4DzwGi84J4]https://youtu.be/G4DzwGi84J4[/video]
Next time sill go with fewer limpets and only bother with the Void Opals (though when that gets nerfed, because we all know it will, there are still other mats that go for a million or so max and they’ll still be well worth it).
Further Edit: just did a round trip to see how fast a full loop would take me. 24 minute for 24 Void opals and nearly 40 million in profits (timed from dock until after units were sold).
[video=youtube_share;NIKpavbTWeE]https://youtu.be/NIKpavbTWeE[/video]
 
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Just popping in here to say hello to you fine connoisseurs of the much maligned MKIV, having just purchased a Midnight Black MKIV earlier today, all because I had been embarrassed by another Commander earlier in the week, who hinted that it wasn’t acceptable to have an animal onboard such a cramped ship as my old MKIII Viper.

So, now my beloved Cat Cheska, has her own seat right beside me! ;)
 
Just popping in here to say hello to you fine connoisseurs of the much maligned MKIV, having just purchased a Midnight Black MKIV earlier today, all because I had been embarrassed by another Commander earlier in the week, who hinted that it wasn’t acceptable to have an animal onboard such a cramped ship as my old MKIII Viper.

So, now my beloved Cat Cheska, has her own seat right beside me! ;)
Should've got a Viper Mk IV, and give the cat a 1st class cabin.
 
Just popping in here to say hello to you fine connoisseurs of the much maligned MKIV, having just purchased a Midnight Black MKIV earlier today, all because I had been embarrassed by another Commander earlier in the week, who hinted that it wasn’t acceptable to have an animal onboard such a cramped ship as my old MKIII Viper.

So, now my beloved Cat Cheska, has her own seat right beside me! ;)
where did you buy the iv? thought it an early adopter thing? sadly as want one...
 
But, will people start complaining that the Cobra 4 is PTW? :)
Bit late for that... Also, I got it for free... LOL...

Love the Cobra MK IV.... My current CMDR, Rick Sanchez flies the Sidewinder and the Cobra MK IV almost exclusively.

Currently the best small ship in the game... For Vopal Mining:

Here's my Vopal miner build

https://inara.cz/cmdr-fleet/89812/373105/


8 internal slots and 48T of cargo including full mining suite with collectors, shield, prospector, DSS and the whole kaboodle... All in a small ship...

The Cobra MK IV is amazing witht eh current Opal Meta... If the Yaw was a bit faster it would be the perfect miner..

What I love about it is that you can afford about 50 rebuys with a single full cargo hold of Vopals.


Also, did I mention it's got 8 internals? ;-)
 
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Honestly, I think FDev really should make some small-ship bonuses. There's just so little reason to use them once you've made a few million since Medium can land anywhere.

If they made a new outpost type that only took small ships, then that would be great. And then the Cobra mk 4 would be INSANELY good.

But considering it took them 5 years to make mining interesting... I doubt we'll see that any time soon.

And as a couple people mention... then the C4 would be considered "p2w." Though honestly, one can say that about engineering as well. (note: not trying to start something)
Small ship only content has been requested for longer than atmospheric landings... I don't think it's going to happen..

I've often asked for small ship only outposts and stations... and missions that require small ships and stealth bonuses for small ships to help with smuggling and also increasing the speed of all small ships across the board so that the top speed of the fastest ones exceeds 1k.

but I doubt anything will change... Nobody gives a flying funk about small ships.
 
Mine is working out well in Colonia. It can do anything, except 200 tons of mining. It is just too slow at mining. More speed in normal space is still a weakness. It also has capacity issues with those pesky cargo depot missions.

My Python is now the mining ship. With so many pristine sites, it gobbles rocks like mad.

The Cobra 4 *is* the mini-Python. If only it had more speed and jump range.... :(
How are you finding it for Vopal mining?
 
Bit late for that... Also, I got it for free... LOL...

Love the Cobra MK IV.... My current CMDR, Rick Sanchez flies the Sidewinder and the Cobra MK IV almost exclusively.

Currently the best small ship in the game... For Vopal Mining:

Here's my Vopal miner build

https://inara.cz/cmdr-fleet/89812/373105/
Thanks for this, GraXXor. I have never mined before, but decided to follow your lead, so I just bought a MKIII Cobra for fighter duty and spec'd the MKIV as you suggest for mining. It had better work, because I'm now broke! ;)

Now I just have to figure out how to use it! LOL
 
Thanks for this, GraXXor. I have never mined before, but decided to follow your lead, so I just bought a MKIII Cobra for fighter duty and spec'd the MKIV as you suggest for mining. It had better work, because I'm now broke! ;)

Now I just have to figure out how to use it! LOL
Borke? You do have enough for at least one Rebuy, don't you?

Also, one successful 48T Void Opal mission should net you 70,000,000 if sold somewhere with high market price... That is about 90 Cobra MK IV rebuys.
 
I bought a IV to try out the new mining system - it's a great ship for this! Very manoeuvrable, making getting those seismic charges on target pretty easy. Mine's got 40t cargo and a big refinery (which I should probably swap out for a smaller 2-bin unit and reclaim some cargo space, as I'm only interested in Void Opals or Diamonds).

I netted Cr60M last night in about 10 minutes, from just 2 asteroids. Dual abrasion blasters on the rear centre hard points means you can score 2 chunks per deposit!

I found a system with pristine rings and an outpost about 8ls away that's paying top dollar. The only problem is it can't restock your limpets, so I still have to do a roundtrip to another system for that.
 
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Very useful, indeed. I have a dedicated Mark 4, just for that purpose. Lots of pristine rings, in uninhabited systems.
No need for uninhabited systems... I found a Pristine ring 0.97 LS from a particular, unnamed outpost purchasing Vopals at 1.6kkCr per unit... Perfect for my CMKIV mining vessel.. Literally takes 3 minutes to fly back to the small landing pad, meaning the limited 48T cargo is hardly a disadvantage and, slow as it is, the manoeuvrability of the CMKIV is better than any large ship except the Type 7 which while having excellent yaw, perfect for mining, for some inconceivable reason even though it is a LARGE ship that weighs almost as much as an Anaconda, can't field a Seismic Charge, making it utterly worthless for deep core mining.
 
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