“Baal V" ION copter
This design took a little bit more effort to finish, three prototypes were built, and thanks for Zalera's example"-Exhumed Harbinger-", which becomes the main concept of this bot.
Initial layout was parallel placed megahovers, after several failed try, I found out its almost impossible to prevent it from fliping frequently. The problem is causing by the kickback force from firing ion, when this force is away from center of mass the bot will tend to flip by it.
The final layout placed ions at almost same line of CoM, make it much more stable when firing.
The other design focus is to limit its weight under 6 tons, so the bot won't exceed the carry limit of two megahover. The reason not to add more smaller hovers is because they will dramatically lower the highest speed (from 200 to 170).
Total health 1,425,386
Total mass 6,068
Weapon energy 12,109
Robot cpu 1,663
Watch more game plays in my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ed209mk3
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edited 1: suggested by Zalera, made some modifications to reinforce connections of IND
edited 2: added two pics of the placement of thrusters, in case you find the acceleration is not enough.