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Tanis Bastar
Caldari
Interstitial Incorporated
Posted - 2006.10.27 17:56:00 - [1]
 

I read all of the guides I could find on scan probes, but still have a noob question: are scan probes' range spherical, so that they detect off-plane items at their stated range, or is their off-plane range less for some reason? I am guessing that it is spherical, but I saw in one post that it is not...

If their range is spherical, is it really possible to create truly safe spots by MWDing off-plane for several hours? It doesn't seem like it...

Thanks for any info.

Vir Hellnamin
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2006.10.27 18:50:00 - [2]
 


Check the probe FAQs here.

And, simply MWDing for several hours doesn't take you that far in AUs :) 1 AU = 149 598 000 kilometers, thus going wild-speed of 10km/s (just an example) 1 AU would take you about 4155 hours which is circa 170 days... IIRC: probe coverage off-plane is 1 AU in total...

Matalino
Posted - 2006.10.27 18:55:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Matalino on 27/10/2006 18:56:44
Originally by: Vir Hellnamin
And, simply MWDing for several hours doesn't take you that far in AUs :)


Yes, but I have heard that back in the day it was possible to fit multiple MWD's, thus getting your speed up into the AU/s range. People used this to create safe spots that were far off grid. Also missions can sometimes give you dead spaces that are out of plane. I have heard unscannable safe spots called safe 'spliots.

Of the guides linked to above you would be interested in this one.

Tanis Bastar
Caldari
Interstitial Incorporated
Posted - 2006.10.27 19:24:00 - [4]
 

Thanks, very helpful guide; don't think I've seen that one.



 

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