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Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Falcon_D » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:26 am

Hello,
Recently I've been coming across mining missions that give out the materials that I want for upgrades. Also, there is a RNGineer that I want to unlock that requires that I mine 500t of stuff.
Been doing the mining missions in Lady Jayne (my Python) but have been getting tired of reconfiguring her for mining and then back to Mission running/exploring/combat/trade.

So now I'm looking to build a dedicated miner for less than 20mil cr. Currently, looking at the Asp Explorer but open to any other ship recommendations.

Thank you.
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Morgan Bateson » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:28 am

I've used a T7 for mining. 4x mining lasers 2x 5A collector, so 6 active limpets
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Falcon_D » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:45 am

Hello,
Interesting. Maybe I'll give the T7 a go. Since I've never flown one.

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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Ghworg » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:17 am

The biggest trading ship you can afford is generally the best, although I'd avoid the T9 at the moment due to NPC interdictions. 2 medium mining lasers, 4A refinery, 2 limpet controllers and the rest cargo space (plus shields of course). The longer you can stay out and the more you can mine before having to go unload, the more profit you will make, so max cargo space is what you want.

In descending order I would go with: Cutter, Anaconda, Python, Clipper, T7.
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Falcon_D » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:37 am

I was just thinking if I should use my trade Cutter for mining. Since I have 1 unused hard point and I would just have to swap the cargo racks for Controllers and Refinery.
At first I thought of buying and keeping a dedicated miner. But I dislike mining. So that ship would have seen very little use.

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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Samantha Moore » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:22 am

I wish to say thank you from me as well. After reading through this topic. I have an idea of what I need to do. To give mining a try myself. Never done it before. And I can not use anything that big. But I am going to try it, when I can get some time to play on ED later
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby Orkekum » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:36 am

Here is Lady Rock. A imperial clipper i used for mining

https://coriolis.io/outfit/imperial_cli ... ady%20rock

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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby TorTorden » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:40 am

Here's a cheap one I just threw together.
https://coriolis.io/outfit/type_6_trans ... 7YwYmEA===

I also hear the dropship makes for an excellent miner.
Let me go check.
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby TorTorden » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:58 am

Something like this.
https://coriolis.io/outfit/federal_drop ... he%20miner
Should have more defence than a trader but also cost a pretty penny.

It seems you might have some power issues but if you set the power groups like I have you will simply power down the mining lasers if you need to fight.
I do the same with my anaconda but unless I am actually mining I just leave the mining lasers disabled.
And worst case scenario your guns don't fire, which is a lot better than drifting dead in space.
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Re: Looking for Mining Ship

Postby JustSomeGuy » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:42 pm

I like small ships, like Cobra mk IV.
Cheap insurance, and if things go south I'm not losing 400 tons of stuff. Also less chance of getting bored as I need to go to a station more often.
But then again someone could also dislike it for the small cargo. For me it's a good little ship.
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