I think you got those two backwards… I can get Endurance’s Ice Mining Laser II down to 65sec duration (cycle), equal to 15.2m³/sec, and Skiff’s 2 Ice Harvester II down to 91.6sec duration (cycle), equal to (total) 21.8m³/sec.
Thanks for all the reply’s so far, and even tho ive been playing for more then 10 years i somehow forgot to think that the DUAL harvesters on the skiff do more yield. I just looked at the damn single one.
I feel like such a noob right now. but im greatfull for the community we have here for no flaming.
Just as an aside, your fit raises three philosophical issues for how to mine (ice) in LS.
One, in LS, do you sacrifice extra laser upgrade for DCU and/or faster align? With frigate, if you are caught you are dead, so for me DCU adds nothing. Although, I do still use one when travelling between systems. For the Endurance in particular, its speed (and drones) allows you to tank NPC even without DCU.
Two, perennial MWD vs AB argument. Again, in LS, I always go AB. My thinking is if I get tackled and lose warp I lose MWD too so may as well have some sort of functioning prop. Plus AB is enough to speed tank a clone soldier. The obvious exception is if fitting a cheap industrial (wreathe or miasmos) for cloaky/MWD. (Amazing how many LS pilots ignore these as targets; plus it works.)
Three, drones. I always pack three salvage drones. One huge advantage of Endurance over Prospect is you can splash NPC with combat drones. But, if you are in a corps, not only do you leave these wrecks to show someone has been mining, you leave your corps ticker on the wreck too. So, even if you are cloaked up anyone can see you have been mining (probably). I always clean my wrecks as the number of times I’ve been cloaked in an ice system and someone has come to look at the belt to check for activity is almost in the majority.
Wow! I’d missed that. Just checked and there is no penalty to max sub-warp speed (without prop) when Endurance is cloaked. Irrespective of which version is used. Hugely useful. As is the extra CPU released. Thanks for the heads up.
As for your questions @Lily_Inkura in regards to DCU, it’s just my preference to fit one when in a place that are more “dangerous” than highsec, as some of the routes I take are through multiple lowsec system, the extra EHP does help me get to destionation in one piece. The MWD is only for doing the Cloak/MWD trick or if you have to burn back to gate, and the slightly off-chance that you could outrun an attacker
in LS, if you are a regular in the ice system you usually mine, try to make friends with the local people and get access to their intel.
Once you are safe with the local, then only the visitors remains a threat.
then, you can try to mine with a Covetor or even a Hulk… For sure, if you are caught, you are dead… But if you are a heavy miner, with the actual price of the ice, and with decent ice mining skills, a covetor is paid in half an hour….
I mine two blocks in 67 seconds (40 seconds when we have a porpoise to boosts), so no need to waste cycles using a skiff or procurer…