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The Flying Pool

Plasma Drone added 10 months ago

This is a fast drone-bomber with a special armor layout.

Because of its layout, it can lose most of the outer shell and still fly fine. It's largely built out of a frame of 2 internal walls connected via the ceiling and floor between them. All internal components are attached to these walls.

I opted to make the outer shell primarily out of Edge Slopes for a mix of some strength and very low weight (as they weigh less than 1/4 of what a full cube does and they're more compact in triforce weave than Sloped Corners in tesseract weave).

I find it very easy to fly and maneuverable enough to dodge most hits. It's also much faster than any tesseract I've played. It's akin to a blimp versus a zeppelin.

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Practical Rating
8.5
Creative Rating
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Function rating by Happyface2nd8.5
Creative rating by Happyface2nd7.5
Creative rating by Squigling6.5
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Squigling
10 months ago
Not overly creative, I like how you took the time to analyse your work. I recommend using space more efficiently, big thrusters are a hazard because they do not provide the compactness and redundancy of the first 2 types of thruster. Also I recommend rods as a secondary layer of armour, with the slopes in-between connecting in the same weaving pattern. I can see from your garage bays you have been trying different drones, I wish you luck in your drone experiments.
P.S. Try different rudder orientations to see what results they procure, and also try a rotor layout.

Ratings 6.5 creative2
Mr_Automaton
10 months ago
Thank you very much for the feedback! I'll try your ideas in my next drone!

I tried putting a rotor on top on this one, but it flew funny. When I added a 2nd rotor on the bottom to balance the top one out, it became an oversized helicopter for all intents and purposes. Is there something particular that I need to do to make it a functional VTOL?
Squigling
10 months ago
I assume you know what a dech is, so simply place a rotor in the middle top of your drone, it will give stability, but make sure it can fly without as they are easily shot off with flak. Look at my drones if you want examples.

Ratings 6.5 creative0
Happyface2nd
10 months ago
Basically a Tesseract core with sloped weaving...

Ratings 8.5 practical and 7.5 creative0

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