DW2: Rusty Run - WP4 SRV Course

Hi Cmdrs!

As Distant Worlds 2 has reached Waypoint 4, and there really are not too many events planned this weekend, I decided to get in my SRV! One of my favorite things to do in the galaxy is to map a planet and find a cool course to drive through. Alas, we are soooo lucky at WP4, as the first moon near the basecamp is simply ripe for some SKIDS! The chosen site is gorgoues, with the deep blue and purple backdrop of the nebula behind.

I call the course Rusty Run - named after the bright orange hues scattered across the track. The start of the course is at the base of Golden Mountain. There are 5 total checkpoints along the route, and we end at Geological Signal (12). Some of the features of this course: misty canyons, very flat and smooth canyons, unobstructed course, and geological sites. While the course is relatively straight forward, there are a few tricky areas on the back leg that may be a little challenging and require some orienteering!

Length: 100km between start and finish [straight line] // ~180km following course route. It is estimated this course will take roughly 2-3 hours to complete.

*** Updated Map to Include Additional & Revised Coordinates***

Note there is no specific time to start or finish the race. This SRV adventure is intended for all Cmdrs to complete at their leisure. That being said, I will likely attempt the course twice if you want to come along with me [Sun 03:00 UTC // 16:00 UTC]

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START [-3.92 // 39.99] >> Head in direction of Geological Site (12)
CHECKPOINT 1: ESCALATOR PASSAGE [-2.94 // 36.49]
CHECKPOINT 2: LEOPARD’S LEAP [-3.73 // 34.73]
CHECKPOINT 3: ABYSMAL PLAIN [-8.23 // 33.13]
CHECKPOINT 4: RARITY PASS [-7.59 // 30.61]
CHECKPOINT 5: TWILIGHT PASS [-5.99 // 29.02]


I have a fly-through of the race course below. Those interested in attempted Rusty Run may want to take a quick look to orient themselves.

[video=youtube;j0EQR4OUG0Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0EQR4OUG0Q[/video]
 
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Attempted my first run of the race last night with Cmdr Cliff A.. McLane. It was night on the moon, which made things a little less beautiful and a little more difficult! (Especially finding the coordinates upon landing). That being said we did make an easy and smooth go of it up through Check Point 2 (Leonard's Leap). The course is incredibly smooth and free from rocks, with only a few bumpy locations.

When departing the start location head up the canyon toward Geological Signal 12 (this is the Finish Line), and when on the first leg pay attention to the coordinates for Checkpoint 1. It is a passage to the left of a big right bend in the canyon - the checkpoint [Escalator's Passage] has a crescent moon marking on the canyon wall, however if one is not paying attention it can be easy to missed!

Also, I've updated the OP with a video fly through that could help with orientation.

@Sutex I'm sure you would be quite fine on this course. Give it a try with me today at 16:00 UTC!
 
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Attempting this run currently. Sadly it's night on the planet, so I took a wrong turn at the start and ended up heading to check-point 1 solely by my compass :D
The sky is really nice though, I'm enjoying the ride :)
 
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Attempting this run currently. Sadly it's night on the planet, so I took a wrong turn at the start and ended up heading to check-point 1 solely by my compass :D
The sky is really nice though, I'm enjoying the ride :)
Yeh we had a group of about 10 cmdrs make the trip today - even in the darkness. It probably was much easier in a group to help figure it out, plus I acted as a tour guide. I may plan another one at a future waypoint - try to come with us!
 
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Join Cmdr Parabolus on the first episode of the DW2 Galactic Narrative Series covering the Distant Worlds 2 Expedition for Elite Dangerous. In this episode Cmdr Parabolus chronicles highlights from the SRV Endurance Course Rusty Run at Waypoint 4. The DW2 Series is a two part companion exposition [Graphic Narrative // Science Narrative] of the largest exploration fleet in the history of the galaxy. The Graphic Narratives are video and music portraying special events and each stage of DW2.

[video=youtube_share;tQDzKrxeGew]https://youtu.be/tQDzKrxeGew[/video]
 
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