The Buckler Copter
To name this copter I typed into google, small flat shielded weapon and first name on "The Buckler".
The goal was to work with 4 rotors instead of the more popular 6-8 as a minimum that we see on most copters today. For that to work, there needs to be LOS obstruction from the direct front. I managed to accomplish this with the EP design you see before you (I am sure it has been done elsewhere but I have not see it used as I am using it).
By using only 4 rotors and keeping my cockpit as small as possible I have a well shielded bot that can take a lot of damage. I am using 10.1 shields on the most exposed weapons mounts to absorb damage.
When looking at the bot from the direct front you are unable to shot the rotors directly.
I drive this bot close to the ground and rise to heal or fire weapons (Nano's can be swapped with SMG's). I have played it with SMG's as well, but I prefer it as originally intended as a medic copter.
As you take damage usually it is the 10.7's that break off first and you are still a fully functional bot with 6 nano's and all your rotors.
I am still tinkering with connection points on the ep's and guns as well as the thruster configuration.
Besides the 10.5 EP's for the cockpit, it is all prism plated.