The Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition


I've been thinking about doing a circumnavigation trip expedition for some time and the planning is coming along nicely, the route is done (for now), thanks to goemon, Henkka, Hanekura, Allitnil, et.al.

The planned duration is 10-12 months, pace will be a little less than 1KLy/day. Departure date is Saturday, Oct. 14, 3303, 16:00 IGT. Official meetup intervals are planned to be biweekly and about 13KLy apart.

You're free to fly as you wish; alone, in a wing, just with friends, or any mode you may choose. We would love to see you at the meetups, should you choose not to come, that's fine with us too. The meetups happens in the FleetComm private group. Currently there's no Fleetcomm private group for Xbox & PS4 CMDRs, as a suggestion the Moebius PG for the respective platforms can be used for the meetups. This is a suggestion only and CMDRs may choose whatever mode they desire.

The roster is closed and no new entries is accepted.
All CMDRs in all platforms (PC, Max, Xbox & PS4) are welcome to join, and some already have. Add a post to this thread, if you wish to join us.


Itinerary & Base camps

Group tag systems:
#3: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/354475-The-Dead-End-s-Circumnavigation-Expedition?p=6833277&viewfull=1#post6833277

Expedition on EDSM
The Galactic Mapping & Expedition Hub (What's in a POI?)

FleetComm private group
Official meetups will happen in the FleetComm private group. Use the link below to start your application. Remember to request access to the group in-game as stated in the application. Should you choose not to join FleetComm, that's fine too.
FleetComm Private Group Application.

Discord

Discord channel invite to Fleetcomm HQ.
Discord Voicechannel: Circumnavigation Trip (not PTT)

Sights
DECE Eyecandy
While planning your intermediate route between waypoints & basecamps, I recommend using the EDSM Galactic Map to locate pois along your route.

Recruitment videos
Welcome aboard
Come join us
Thargoids Return

Mass jump videos from previous expeditions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I9Bl2bsObA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6STfIt-P1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmJjN4Rc--U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Wh2cMlKh4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWMnh9jPOi4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyVj0cjbag4

Misc
Why You Need A Rail Gun On Your Exploration Vessel'n Stuff
3D map from edsm (definitely some super range ships out there)
The Collective log of The Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition
Jumponium rich systems (may take a while to load)
Ships checklist
[Video] How to find geysers using the glide technique

Outfitting
Default vs Armored Power Plant
Default Fast and Long range scanner
 
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Participant list

This is the roster for the Dead End's Circumnavigation Expedition (DECE).

The roster is closed.
NumberCMDR NameShipNameIDMax range (Ly)UTC Offset
1Henkka77 [Chief Scout]AnacondaWhite WalkerDE-00160+3 (Finland)
2Flirble Rasok (Macros Black) [Repair]AnacondaICARUSDE-00265.07+2 (Denmark)
3BlacknetoAnacondaGoldie
4Cula-ta. [Fuel]AnacondaSaggie AnnieDW-4261.73+0
5CHIGGY VONRICTOFENDiamondback ExplorerHogan's Goat60.34-5 (Central US)
6goemonDiamondback ExplorerKAIKO3000IIIAROUND58.95+2
7Micky Shades (Mike W)AnacondaFroomeDE-00765.02+0
8toyntAnacondaHMS EndeavourFR-42362.53+0 (UK)
9Barefoot Bandit (Zeeman)AnacondaThe Golden PhallusHUGE01
10John41AnacondaDAEDALUSJO-29A
11RoqinnAsp ExplorerWalking Wanderer
12TheNavvieDiamondback ExplorerPersephone60.69
13Claire Yates (Trumplestiltskin )AnacondaSkjaldmærCRV-8K50.56-5 (Central US)
14Fandomlife
15GreenViper
16 (Flagship)Marlon Blake (GregMalcolm)SidewinderLeviathanRR-27S28.10-4 (East US)
17Frawd DiggerDiamondback ExplorerAstrolabe57+8 (Perth)
18Silencer_XAnacondaPudgey65.24
19Han Ka Solo (Han Zulu)AnacondaLong ShotDE-01962.93-7 (Los Angeles)
20Trevor Goodchild (Jastebro )AnacondaPlanet Pancake IV
21DanDakAsp ExplorerLCS MinervaDD-001+0
22NCC71201AnacondaLCS AlexanderDD-00354.38+1 (CET)
23Duckfather [Repair]AnacondaVanishing PointDE-02362.69+0
*24Richard Voorheez (Cdr Voorheez)​AnacondaTerra NovaDE-02462.83+0
25Hanekura Shizuka [Scout]AnacondaHoutou Mono no ChakaiBRC-X066.05-4 (East US)
*26IELEMENTI [Scout]AnacondaHOPELESSDECE2662-4 (East US)
*27Redvers Ganderpoke (Iron Orchid)Asp ExplorerVerge of IndecisionDE-02756.83+1 (UK)
28DarthVainFederal Assault Ship17
*29WR3NDCobra Mk IIIThe Ranger36.75
30Gramps (Dave c)Asp ExplorerWandererGRA-0454.27+0
31WeylandtAsp ExplorerPeregrineDE-03156.06+1 (CEST)
*32MengyDiamondback ExplorerStar Blazer60.87-5 (Central US)
33Stu Pidass (Ian9989)AnacondaHissing SidSTUP1D53+0
*34Quar DamekOrcaThe Blue DiverDE-03454.93+3 (Finland)
35KonnivarAnacondaAlternate EfficiencyKO-22M54.74-4 (EST)
36Jantah [Repair]Type-6 TransporterBakfietsJAN-0442.68+2 (Netherland)
37-=Alferret=-Asp ExplorerJade ShadowAL796630
38BlairvoyachAnacondaClansmanDSEV459.3+0 (UK)
39TazbertImperial CutterSchrodingers SpeakeasyEW-05D32.5+0 (UK)
40D33pfieldAsp ExplorerCheap DateICU-248.04-10
41Julian WinterAsp ExplorerRed Hering51
42WanderflowImperial CourierRoad RunnerMEEP35.99
43Arcus Ravn (KiefferDK)Diamondback ExplorerLeap of FaithRAVN-B61.33+2 (Denmark)
44gudjon262AnacondaThe RavenR4VEN60+0 (Iceland)
45WotherspoonAnacondaStarship TraderHO-05W63+1 (UK)
46DisorganiseImperial ClipperThunderstruckDI-04E40.90+10
47Jonny Case (racer1)Asp ExplorerHecateRACER153.25+1 (UK)
48Not A DogDiamondback Explorer
*49AW.=WAnacondaStellaeSI63.15+1
50Simon Woods (simonwoods)Beluga LinerLCS Tycho BraheDD-00242
51Felina HawkAnacondaAsriel DreemurrFR-15K52-5 (EST)
52Eryn Liamson (Supermoose)AnacondaElysiumLY-28562.79+12 (NZ)
53rokkuon
54Col Frost
55Kenneth McGrew (Xbox)DolphinFynn51.73+1 (UK)
56Cruento Mucrone (iain666) [Scout]Imperial ClipperAnar Kaluva TielyannaDEC-5640.58+1 (UK)
57MemerMcMemer
58ZZAP66 (zzap)
59ChobAsp ExplorerAniq3DE-05948.99+1 (UK)
60SodanarAnacondaSoda Stereo50-3 (Brazil)
61Vassandson (Moot)Asp ExplorerH.M.S. Pheonix30+1 (UK)
62Wrongway MulliganAsp ExplorerTravelin' ManWM-00442-8 (West US)
63DeltasnakeAnacondaCosmos ExplorerDLT-4252-3 (Brazil)
64RonmastehAnaconda-4 (East US)
65Devilcr0cAnacondaOdin's raven58
66AstacedDiamondback ExplorerESS Starseeker+2 (Sweden)
67Rojo HabeAsp ExplorerPepys's CheeseRO-19A54.5+0 (UK)
68OrciencorAnacondaArachnia-6 (MST)
69Kurama1100Asp ExplorerPrometheus57.32
70grnbrgAsp ExplorerPaddle to the SeaDE-07054.3-5 (CST)
71CoyoticDiamondback ExplorerKryptonically Yours47.57
72Darth Maund (Xbox)AnacondaRagnarokDECE7250.3+1
73Key-LanDiamondback ExplorerVisioneroVIS-1K55.92
74Bedofar CloudfireAsp Explorer46+1 (UK)
75Darwin HitchslapAnacondaIDSX GalapagosIDSX-160.02+1 (UK)
76Caldeon
77John Shibregro (Discobear)Diamondback ExplorerBlame it on the boogieDD-00455+2
78MajWoopsBeluga LinerNaughty NarwhalLE3-7U42-8 (Pacific)
79Candid AstriusAsp ExplorerElectric Robin48-8 (Pacific)
80Cybler [Fuel Repair]AnacondaThe Narwhal ExplorerTNE160.73-7 (Phoenix)
81ScheroemerAsp ExplorerVictory VIDEC00134+1
82NVD-001AnacondaUSS AFKNVD-0460+1 (Madrid)
83Mersadie OlitonAsp ScoutThe Gentle Imagist II40+1 (Paris)
84Nimdok
85CRACKA FETTAnacondaLiberator[smile]56.58+0 (UK)
86pionnerAnaconda52+2
87_RUKUS_AnacondaAnnieANNIE64.05-6 (Central US)
88Kaito TatsuhiroImperial CutterImperial Stardust37.7+1 (Paris)
89SowrunAnacondaVoid's PrincessSO-01A63.68+2
90JimjamborinoAsp Explorer
91LoneJohnSilverAnacondaMS Notaeus55+1 (Sweden)
92Wheezy Platypus [Scout]Diamondback ExplorerNo Way to Live52.84-5 (EST)
93Johnny FrostAnacondaBrave Sir Robin68.12+0 (UK)
94Acela2163Diamondback ExplorerJust Seeing the SightsAC-20D51.60-6
95Mr PeanutbutterAnacondaGet Chance And LuckALT-F460.12-6 (Central US)
96Jack Lolet (somedarnguy)AnacondaGrande HermineHOT04230-7 (MDT)
97Phiedrus (serolrom)Diamondback ExplorerSpark-01DE-09755.59+1 (Madrid)
98Rudi RaumkrautAnacondaZilog Z80AKRAUT62.46+1
99HAL- 9000AnacondaAdventure GalleyDE-09964.29+0 (Dublin)
100Freddy DeLoreanAnacondaKatzensprungDE#10061+1 (GER)
101Eleanor "Echo" ChoDolphinPeregrineEcho 1+0 (UK)
102Chankk SaotomeOrcaVerscholleneCH-11053.24+8 (Tokyo)
103Vexigon MatraxisImperial CutterAquila AureaDE-10339.05+1 (London)
104Jackie SilverOrcaLiminal WitchDE-10447+1 (UK)
105jynxedAnacondaGet LostJ13-DE
106renoFTWAsp ExplorerUltima Thule45+3
107maakAsp ExplorerNostromoDD-00550+2 (CEST)
108Maxwell HauserAnacondaDawn TreaderMA-06A61+1 (GER)
109Azrael NixxDiamondback ExplorerRSV Errant StarDE-10955.8-4 (East US)
110RSAWAnacondaRS-08A60+12 (NZ)
111Mallard12345 (Xbox)Asp ExplorerJasper 2JLM-14334.13+2 (UK)
112K467Imperial CutterAmadeus IIIKG-03C37.71+2 (UK)

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Piechart of Ships (updated 2017-10-26)
 
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Thank you, CMDR. I would invite you, had I not known that you already made the trip :)

If anyone wishes to join or meet along the route, they're most welcome.

The pace on this trip is going to be a leisurely one and I have not yet decided if I have started in earnest. Still, I currently find myself 3kly from Sol gathering mats and pointed towards the first waypoint :eek:
 
Well, as i have mentioned in few other topics before, im planning on this also. Not earlier than 2.4 though and depending on what Fdev promises, i might postpone it even further if anything exciting is coming. But most likely my start date is sometime after 2.4.
Also, im going out with my Vette, heres my currently planned build, might change yet though. Most likely my jump range will not be that good as most of the values are done with the "best" value, except FSD, i really have 54% FSD.

https://eddp.co/u/ZtTaFx5A

I got fed up with Anacondas stupidly op jump range on my trip to BP, not even the Abyss gave me any excitement. Also, its one of my explorer principals, "never go twice with the same ship". ;)
Im planning on traveling as much on the edges as my range allows me to go. Mat collecting is something i must begin to do soon, i currently have still some mats after BP trip, but with 30ly range, i think i need much more..
Also, im probably skipping Colonia and all the other outposts, as i want to get the real feel of how does it feel to be in space for a year without seeing any civilization. :D
My planned duration for this circumnavigation is no less than 365 days / 12 months, maybe more but no less.

Macros, if you want ill go with you. And if you want to wait my 30ly Vette every once in a while. :D
But as i said, im not leaving the bubble before 2.4 drops.
 
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Well, as i have mentioned in few other topics before, im planning on this also. Not earlier than 2.4 though and depending on what Fdev promises, i might postpone it even further if anything exciting is coming. But most likely my start date is sometime after 2.4.
Also, im going out with my Vette, heres my currently planned build, might change yet though. Most likely my jump range will not be that good as most of the values are done with the "best" value, except FSD, i really have 54% FSD.

https://eddp.co/u/ZtTaFx5A

I got fed up with Anacondas stupidly op jump range on my trip to BP, not even the Abyss gave me any excitement. Also, its one of my explorer principals, "never go twice with the same ship". ;)
Im planning on traveling as much on the edges as my range allows me to go. Mat collecting is something i must begin to do soon, i currently have still some mats after BP trip, but with 30ly range, i think i need much more..
Also, im probably skipping Colonia and all the other outposts, as i want to get the real feel of what does it feel to be in space for a year without seeing any civilization. :D
My planned duration for this circumnavigation is no less than 365 days / 12 months, maybe more but no less.

Macros, if you want ill go with you. And if you want to wait my 30ly Vette every once in a while. :D
But as i said, im not leaving the bubble before 2.4 drops.
Hi CMDR, that sounds very good. I don't mind waiting for your Federal Corvette on route, and I can certainly wait to start until post 2.4 which was my original plan. Leaves me more time for gathering mats.

A company of 2 it currently is.
 
That app looks handy, what's the name?
EDEngineer. Never leave the docks without it. Best app ever.

https://github.com/msarilar/EDEngineer

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/305371-EDEngineer-an-overlay-to-track-your-blueprint-progress-in-realtime

As you can see, you can make a "shopping list" and you can get a voice telling you when you have collected all the mats on your shopping list.
It keeps automatically track on what mats and data you have and THAT makes it number one app in my books.
 
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Indeed, just two guys on a space trip atm; however, anyone who wants to join is most welcome :)

Considering the limited jump range of a large percentage of cmdrs currently on the trip, modifications to the route will probably be necessary and warranted.
 
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I know theres still many months before we are on our way, but couldnt help myself testfitting my Vette. Im quite happy with the range, i still have some modifications to do but those wont affect jump range.

 
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Ah cool, I'm glad to see there are others out there thinking about flying around the edge too :D

I just set off on my own circumnavigation trip on May 20th. I've been slowly upgrading my Anaconda over the last few months, and while it can always be better, I'm happy with it's current 63.78LY [66.86LY]. Figured it was time to test it out.



I traveled almost strait towards the outer (southern?) edge and started making my way around. On a whim I decided to double back and visit the Zurara again, before heading back to roughly where I left of the edge. I spent a little time around the end of the R-R line, since I'd never been there before, (My first time in the rift was the day the Zurara was discovered.) The last entry on Dommaarraa's R-R waypoint list was DRYO AEB NG-Y D1, so I made a stop there. I've just recently left the SPONGOU FA-A E2 Planetary Nebula.

I guess my question to you folks is, while planning your trips, have you marked anything special you plan to visit? Are there any 'must see' sights along the way? I'm having a great time visiting unexplored systems, but I'd hate to miss seeing something spectacular discovered by someone else while I'm out there. I don't mind a few thousand light year detour if there's more known nebulae or unusual star/planet combinations out there.

I don't know If I'll make it all the way around. If things start to heat up in the bubble I may have to make a B line back to inhabited space.

I wish you both the best of luck on your trips when you get out there :)
 

I guess my question to you folks is, while planning your trips, have you marked anything special you plan to visit? Are there any 'must see' sights along the way? I'm having a great time visiting unexplored systems, but I'd hate to miss seeing something spectacular discovered by someone else while I'm out there. I don't mind a few thousand light year detour if there's more known nebulae or unusual star/planet combinations out there.

Im planning on using EDSM for spotting anything worth visiting.



Theres a lot of stuff to see.. ;)

https://www.edsm.net/en/galactic-mapping#2/0/0/25000

And the upper right corner you can choose filters what you want to see.
 
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Im planning on using EDSM for spotting anything worth visiting.

http://i.imgur.com/XIWPjlR.jpg

Theres a lot of stuff to see.. ;)

https://www.edsm.net/en/galactic-mapping#2/0/0/25000

And the upper right corner you can choose filters what you want to see.
Looks good to me, all the poi's near the rim anyway. Not sure I can make the pois in the center though :)

Come to think of it; those pois on the rim would be great waypoints, Henkka?

Nice! Maybe I'll run into you on the rim as we pass in the night!
That would be great, CMDR.
 
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