TorTorden wrote:Oh and the difference between A rated sensors and D rated is like 450m, maybe 600m.
If a target is running really hot though he will show up from like 8km regardless.
That's right, the running temperature is a factor - some ships run cooler than others and will have to be closer to show up distinctly - and a silent running ship may not show at all.
But the optimal
range difference between A- and D-rated sensors is at least 1000m and is 2000m for the larger units: http://elite-dangerous.wikia.com/wiki/Sensors
- or see any outfitting bay.
That's what the brochure tells you.
And those numbers are old, they changed it them 1.4.
But seriously, it doesn't matter much.
I have flown with d rated (to save weight and power) and a rated just because, and during a combat\hunt sessions I can't tell the difference
The various targets heat management is way way more important than the optimal range ever is.
Doesn't matter wether they are a rated sensors on my vette or d rated on my vulture.
I see a diamondback when I crash into it, clippers sometimes 2+km outside of normal sensor range.
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