The Repair Limpet Controller is a Limpet Controller used to repair the hulls of damaged ships. A single Repair Limpet restores only a portion of hull value, and multiple Limpets may be required to fully repair a ship. Repair Limpets do not affect modules, which can be repaired with an Auto Field-Maintenance Unit, though they can repair a damaged (but not a fully-broken) Ship Canopy. If deployed without an active target, the limpet will attempt to repair its mothership instead. With Chapter Four (3.3) of Elite Dangerous: Beyond, Repair Limpets can also be used to repair Hull Breaches on damaged Megaships.
Controls a limpet that repairs an amount of damage to the hull of a targeted ship.
— In-game Description
Only a single repair limpet can be active on a ship at a time; attempting to deploy more will cause the 'oldest' Limpet on that target to self-destruct. A Limpet's repair progress is indicated on the target by a circular bar around a spanner icon, along with the range to the target in meters; the bar will start out empty and gradually 'fill' clockwise as repairs progress. Once the bar is full, the Limpet has expended its Repair Capacity and will self-destruct.
The Repair Limpet's "Repair Capacity" value seems to be a 1:1 exchange to Hull Integrity, unlike the Material/Integrity conversion rate system used by Auto Field-Maintenance Units. It is important to keep in mind that larger ships that have large Hull Integrity pools will require higher-Class Limpet Controllers for effective repairs.
Limpets controlled by this module can partially fix the hull of a targeted ship. This task takes an amount of time, during which both vessels must remain within a set distance of each other. Any external damage to the affected vessel will cancel the process immediately.
— Additional In-Game Details
|Class||Rating||Mass (T)||Integrity||Power Draw (MW)||Max Active Limpets||Target Range (m)||Limpet Repair Capacity||Value (CR)|
There are currently no Engineer modification options for the Repair Limpet Controller.
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