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[Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« on: 10 April 2020, 20:41:29 »
Used by nearly every action on Syberia that fields Sounder Wheeled AutoMechs or their derivatives, the Spybird is a 3-ton reconnaissance drone small enough to be carried within the Sounder's internal cargo holds.

Due to their small size, and ability to ride piggyback in an AutoMech's cargo hold, Spybirds do not use fusion power, instead using solar cells on their wings, which power ducted fans, to fly.  While this limits their speed, it also means their powerplants do not interfere with the Sounder's fusion reactor.  The ducted fans are positioned in such a way as to permit VSTOL operations.  Spybirds are not well armored, and armament is light, equivalent to two Mauser 960 rifles.

The important part of the Spybird drone is its intelligence-gathering capabilities.  In the head of the drone is a sophisticated recon camera, while aft is a remote sensor dispenser, for use by its parent unit.

Spybird Recon Drone

Mass: 3 tons
Frame: Unknown
Power Plant:  Solar
Cruising Speed: 21.6 kph
Maximum Speed: 32.4 kph
Armor: BAR 4
Armament:
     2 Laser Rifle (Mauser 960)
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 2900
Tech Rating/Availability: E/X-F-F-X
Cost: 116,958 C-bills

Type: Spybird
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Tonnage: 3
Battle Value: 24

Equipment                                          Mass
Engine                         Solar               0.54
   Safe Thrust: 2
   Max Thrust: 3
Structural Integrity:         0                       
Heat Sinks:                   0                       0
Fuel:                         0                     0.0
Cockpit                                             0.5
Armor Factor (BAR 4)          7                   0.315

                           Armor   
                           Value   
     Nose                    3     
     Wings                  1/1   
     Aft                     1     


Weapons
and Ammo                   Location   Tonnage  Heat   SRV  MRV  LRV  ERV
Recon Camera                 NOS       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 
SV Chassis Mod               BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Advanced Fire Control        BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Drone Operating System       BOD       0.8      -      -    -    -    - 
SV Chassis Mod               BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
SV Chassis Mod               BOD       0.0      -      -    -    -    - 
Remote Sensors/Dispenser     AFT       0.5      -      -    -    -    - 

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #1 on: 10 April 2020, 21:16:50 »
 :thumbsup:
I like it
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #2 on: 10 April 2020, 21:57:51 »
I thought all solar-powered builds had to be rather large?
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #3 on: 10 April 2020, 22:48:32 »
I thought all solar-powered builds had to be rather large?

Solar is available to small support vehicles.  As for size, it's a 3-ton birdplane.  That can be plenty big.
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #4 on: 10 April 2020, 22:52:42 »
Man, that's a really cool design.

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #5 on: 11 April 2020, 09:54:21 »
Speedy for solar power, but love the Recon Camera/Remote Sensor Dispenser combo!  :thumbsup:

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #6 on: 11 April 2020, 11:07:38 »
I was thinking. Do you need to have a like a robotic launch bay inside a Sounder? It would make sense because cargo isn't able to launch like a launch bay so I would imagine you would have to invent a new type of Arts like the ones they have on newer ships in the Dark Age Era. Like the Leviathan 3 for instance. It's a really clever design you made.
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #7 on: 11 April 2020, 17:57:25 »
Did Soundwave manually eject Buzzsaw and Lazerbeak or did they jump out on their own?
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #8 on: 11 April 2020, 19:06:06 »
Did Soundwave manually eject Buzzsaw and Lazerbeak or did they jump out on their own?
I beleive he commanded them too eject when he needed them
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #9 on: 12 April 2020, 06:59:38 »
Did Soundwave manually eject Buzzsaw and Lazerbeak or did they jump out on their own?
Both.  In early episodes of Transformers he did it press his own eject button.  In the Transformers The Movie (1986) he commanded them to eject, and attack. They all popped out on their own.

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #10 on: 15 April 2020, 16:41:33 »
Blaster did the same thing IIRC.

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #11 on: 15 April 2020, 18:09:59 »
I look at that picture, and I literally can't even...  :o
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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #12 on: 15 April 2020, 20:27:51 »
Optimus : " That's how we Autobots roll, out! "

Blazer :  * playing " Convoy " by C. W. McCall

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Re: [Syberia] Spybird Recon Drone
« Reply #13 on: 19 April 2020, 22:30:24 »
Optimus : " That's how we Autobots roll, out! "

Blazer :  * playing " Convoy " by C. W. McCall

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