Thresher Drone w/ gatherers. (interactive mining)
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shows the quantity of force currently applied to the thresher.
it is the primary indicator of how efficient the operation is going and is increased or decreased by manually controlling the power and feed sliders.
will also indicate a possibility of damage to the thresher by the red zone. (too much feed, not enough power / too much of both on a tough roid or dense spots in a roid)
keeping the torque meter in the green will not cause damage to the thresher unit and increases in efficiency the closer to the red it is.
in the white adds no efficiency
in the red increases efficiency greatly with a likelihood of damaging the unit.
allows control of the quantity of thrust to the thresher increasing its rotational velocity
meters the rpm’s of the thresher unit.
while rotating slowly under minimal power has no adverse affects, rotating violently fast (too much power) with a lack of feed pressure applied may cause damage to the thresher by wobbling
uncontrollably and randomly smashing into the roid(a loud raucus audio would b great). (possibly flying off into space?)
allows control to apply or remove (or back off completely) pressure of the thresher unit onto the roid
is a self diagnostic which gives visual aid to the pilot when it’s time to repair the thresher prior to catastrauphic damage or complete destruction of the thresher.
1 thresher drone(10 or 25m3?)
4 gatherer drones(5m3 ea. not unlike current miners)
possible control module fitting
ship to fit the mod n carry the thresher n gatherers
-thresher drone may need its own control module(fitting)
-while the thresher drone beats & cuts up the roid into particles, the 4 gatherer drones collect the debris and deposit into the miner’s ship
-burrowing into the roid will uncover different deposits and densities therefore the torque & freewheel guages will vary while threshing operations continue creating a constant need for feed & power control manipulation
-the sensors on board the thresher allow it to detect the final quantity of ore and stop itself prior to a freewheeling event (or possibly add the necessity to fit a roid scanner?)
“IMG for UI will be in another post because I’m new apparently”
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