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re: weapons on an explorer ship - NPC pirates still spawn unexpectedly in the black while mining. And there was this incident during the Distant Worlds 2 expedition last year when hostile NPC ships appeared then tried to crush commander driven SRVs at one of the abandoned settlements.

As someone else said in this thread, you never know 😄
 
I am actually using class 4A fuel scoop. Maximum scoop rate is under 170 units/s when I throttled down to minimum speed in Supercruise mode, ship temperature is about 62 degree celsius. If I try to get any closer, the colour of star will change from orange to purple-red, and my ship will slowly overheat.

As they say: Pictures, or it didn't happen...

I have emptied my fuel tank. At 17:53:00 I moved to a fuel scooping position...

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At 17:53:32 I'm still scooping at the rate 343unites/s, temp steady at 65%...

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At 17:54:03 still scooping at the same rate, temp still steady, over half of the fuel tank filled...

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Still scooping, still steady...

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At 17:54:32 I'm done refuelling, temp steady at 65%... free to go now... Took me 1 minute 32 seconds to refuel...

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Cheeers! :cool:
 
I have to respect the explorer that incorporates weapons into their build. Will you need them? Probably not right up until the moment you do and don't have 'em.
Haha, yeah I still like to kick some simpleton NPC pirates' bottoms if they decide to try interdict me.
 
As they say: Pictures, or it didn't happen...

I have emptied my fuel tank. At 17:53:00 I moved to a fuel scooping position...

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At 17:53:32 I'm still scooping at the rate 343unites/s, temp steady at 65%...

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At 17:54:03 still scooping at the same rate, temp still steady, over half of the fuel tank filled...

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Still scooping, still steady...

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At 17:54:32 I'm done refuelling, temp steady at 65%... free to go now... Took me 1 minute 32 seconds to refuel...

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Cheeers! :cool:
So just to confirm in your case, you do switch off some modules while fuel scooping right?
 
So just to confirm in your case, you do switch off some modules while fuel scooping right?

I have them switched off all the time... I only switch them on when I need them: like Advanced Docking Computer, weapons, AFMU, Point Defence, Heat sink launcher etc... I keep the power distributor and shields on, although you mostly only need them to land on a station or a planet...
 
I have them switched off all the time... I only switch them on when I need them: like Advanced Docking Computer, weapons, AFMU, Point Defence, Heat sink launcher etc... I keep the power distributor and shields on, although you mostly only need them to land on a station or a planet...
Cheers mate. Will give it a try myself. o7
 
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My DBX is the only ship that really feels like home to me. I've taken Buggy across the galaxy, it looks fantastic, can land anywhere, has great handling and fantastic range, allowing me to explore almost anywhere I want, like far above the galactic plane in the above image.

It was the ship I discovered my first ELW in, the first ship to take me to Sgr A*, the first ship to take me to Colonia, and even after engineering other vessels, I keep coming back.

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Buggy travelling the fast way.

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Buggy on the job.
 
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Just pulled back into Sagittarius A* in my DBX Buggy. Flying about in the core and the denser regions of the galaxy in a DBX has a certain air of familiarity to it.
Although I like many of my other ships (notably my sidewinder!), there's something especially fun about utilising a utilitarian ship right to the brink of it's capabilities.
I have applied a fresh coat of paint and will be heading out to the DSSA Callisto to meet some folks, then onwards further than I've ever travelled away from Sol.

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Buggy at Sagittarius A* 204 days ago, very soon after being purchased.
 
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