BARC96 Pod Racer XL-10
This robot was scrapped before the Full Spectrum Combat update. It will come back, though.
This is one of my entries for the upcoming Pod Racer competition.
Upon hearing about the upcoming Pod Racer competition, I wanted to join, but I couldn’t build a suitable bot due to lack of funds. This is where BARC96, hoverboat building company operating since 2096, comes in. They wanted to be better known and figured sponsoring a pilot for a racing competition was a very good opportunity. They provided me with the blueprint and the RP needed to build a heavy-weight pod racer.
This bot, reaching the tier 10 limit of 1511 CPU, uses 12 thrusters. Most of the armor is made of TX-1 armor blocks to try and help reducing the weight of the bot, however its weight meant tier 7 hoverblades had to be installed instead of the recommended tier 2, drastically reducing its speed. During testing, the bot reached an average of 140 MPH at OC-1 and 160 MPH at OC-4. The bot has a total amount of exactly 500 cubes.
Further testing revealed a tipping problem that made the bot drag on the ground when climbing in any amount. The thrusters were adjusted accordingly : Now, 9 thrusters, 8 T10 and 1 T8 are used to propel the bot forward, 2 T10 to help steering, and one T8 to help the bot stay upright when climbing.
- Heavy, good for ramming
- Slow for a pod racer
- Cannot mount weapons without complete redesign