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Blue Foundation
Hiigaran Protectorate
Posted - 2004.10.20 19:43:00 - [1]

Silly newbie here. After my first few days of playing, I wanted to get a ship with a large cargo bay to cut down on return trips while mining and it never occurred to me that there might be ships that you can't mount a mining turret on.

So I bought a Kestrel. Which I now know has no turret mounts. Is there any way to mine using a Kestrel or do I need to get rid of it?

Frank Horrigan
Vault 35
Posted - 2004.10.20 19:48:00 - [2]

Sell it

Eastern Sun
Posted - 2004.10.20 19:51:00 - [3]

other solution would be to use it for some agent missions to get fresh money for a mining vessel ;)

Feta Solamnia
Posted - 2004.10.21 04:15:00 - [4]

mining in a kestrel...
like doing a PvP in a badger (oh wait! that has been achieved...)

Two Brothers Mining Corp.
Miners With Attitude
Posted - 2004.10.21 19:14:00 - [5]

Does the Kestrel have a drone bay? (Never flown one.) If so, you could use a mining drone. If nothing else, you would meet a lot more people because everyone who saw you would chat you up just to ask "You're using a Kestrel... for mining?!"

Vigilant's Vigilante's
Posted - 2004.10.21 19:18:00 - [6]

Do Level 1 Security Agent Missions....make a Merlin...

Blue Foundation
Hiigaran Protectorate
Posted - 2004.10.21 20:11:00 - [7]

Well, I got myself a Bantam, a Cargo Expander and two Miner 1's. I'm gonna hold on to the Kestrel in case I find a need for it in the future, since I already have it.

No, the Kestrel does not have a drone bay.

One good thing that came out of this is that I now know some things to look at before I buy anything.

Thanks for the replies.


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