Posted - 2007.02.06 15:41:00 - [4
highs: 3 mining lasers, tractor beam (for jet can)
mids: webber + scram (for ore thieves), shield tank in remaining slots
low: mining upgrade, co-processors (to fit everything you might need tech 2s)
drones to take care of rat spawns
That is right I think, its been a long while since I mined in an Osprey. Might be a tight fit even with good skills.
Ultio Animi Causa
Posted - 2007.02.06 16:31:00 - [5
Edited by: Ashturi Nagano on 06/02/2007 16:32:28
I use an Osprey for high-sec mining as well. But, I don't agree that you need most of that stuff, unless you're at war.
3 Miner IIs
1 Missile Launcher (any is fine)
1 Medium Shield Extender (just in case)
1 Mining Upgrade
1 Whatever you want. I usually pack in a Cargo expander (or 2, see below) for when I'm not paying attention every second.
4 light scouts drones of your choice. (I prefer Hobgoblins)
Unless you get EXTREMELY unlucky, you won't have to bother with boosting shields at all before the rats go "pop". They MIGHT take your shields down to 60-50%...but so what? The drones and single missile launcher will take care of at least 4 of the strongest .5+ rats out there at a time. Probably more...but I haven't been attacked by more than 4 at a time so far in this setup.
If you can't use T2 miners or don't have many CPU enhancing skills, etc, just swap out the t2s with the miner 1 of your choice. Then, you can get rid of the Coprocessor and fit something else...maybe even a BCU for a little added security against the aforementioned rats.
EDIT: Yes, I realize I am not using any but one of my mid-slots. But, you don't really need to against rats in .5 and higher space. And, if you mine a lot in the same areas...drop the jetcan mining. It's too danged easy for someone to jack your ore. Go with the Giant Secures, and stake out a couple belts as your own.