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Kristianne Askabayne
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:25:00 - [1]
 

How do I tell how many drones a ship can hold. Is it a function of m^3 like cargo space? If so, do drones vary by size? I have seen a large number as 5m^3, but are they all the same size re-drone holds. The item database isn't entirely clear on that either. Help! Planning a Hulk build and want to know how many mining drones I could fit.

Panch0Villa
Caldari
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:27:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Panch0Villa on 13/06/2007 19:27:47
Edited by: Panch0Villa on 13/06/2007 19:26:53
Look in your ship's attributes tab or in the fitting screen, bottom right. "Drone Bay" is what you're looking for, and you can fit as many drones in your drone bay as you have space, thus, 1x 15 m3 and 1x 5 m3 in a 20 m3 bay, or 4x 5 m3 in the same.

Small drones are typically 5 m3, medium's ~ 10 m3, and heavy 15+ m3... Check the drone attributes.

*EDIT* I is learning my math edumakashun.

GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:32:00 - [3]
 

Light drones are 5 m^3, medium drones are 10 m^3, and heavy drones are 25 m^3. Smaller drones do more damage per m^3, and are better against smaller targets. However, five heavy drones still do a lot more damage to a battleship than five medium drones.

Your mining drones are going to be 5 m^3 unless you spring a lot of cash for Harvesters, for whatever reason. Those are 10 m^3, and expensive.

Tkar vonBiggendorf
Gallente
Snake Eyes Inc
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:35:00 - [4]
 

Heavies are 25m3.

Your Hulk has a 50m3 drone bay. You can either put in 5 medium combat drones, or you can fit 5 mining drones and 5 light combat drones and swap them out as the situation demands.

Ghan Tylous
Posted - 2007.06.13 21:01:00 - [5]
 

The Ishkur is a bit different than other ships. It's an assault frigate, one of it's bonus make it so that it gets 5m3 dronebay pr. Assault Ship level.

So with a 15m3 base dronebay it's 5*5 = 25m3 more if you go all the way to Assault Ship lvl 5.

Kristianne Askabayne
Posted - 2007.06.14 16:27:00 - [6]
 

Thank you everyone for the responses, they help alot. Another question. Can you open your drone bay outside of dock? Meaning, can you carry a full complement of mining drones, with a full complement of combat drones waiting in the cargo hold to be swapped out in the case of being hit by pirates while mining in loc sec space?

GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2007.06.14 17:11:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Kristianne Askabayne
Thank you everyone for the responses, they help alot. Another question. Can you open your drone bay outside of dock? Meaning, can you carry a full complement of mining drones, with a full complement of combat drones waiting in the cargo hold to be swapped out in the case of being hit by pirates while mining in loc sec space?
Nope. Woulda kinda negate the usefulness of the drone bay as a limiter on a ship's capabilities, wouldn't it? Laughing

Domitianvs
Amarr
Omega Red Technologies
Citex Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.14 20:00:00 - [8]
 

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Meaning, can you carry a full complement of mining drones, with a full complement of combat drones waiting in the cargo hold to be swapped out in the case of being hit by pirates while mining in loc sec space?


I would STRONGLY advise against using a Hulk in Low sec unless your with a strong party to defend you and even then..... Your drones will not save you from pirates and you make a very ripe target.


 

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