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Scarab
Scarab Art 01
Dimensions4.8L - 4.0W - 2.5H
TypeMultipurpose
Cost5,270 CR
Top Speed38 m/s
Hull Mass4 t
Cargo Capacity2 t
Fuel Capacity0.5 t

The Scarab is a Surface Recon Vehicle that allows pilots to drive around planetary surfaces in the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion.[1]

The Scarab has a Wave Scanner module. It's an unidirectional long-range forward facing scanner that detects a variety of vehicles and points of interest.

Combat-wise it is outfitted with a shield and a plasma repeater turret.

The Scarab takes up one vehicle bay in the Planetary Vehicle Hangar. The Scarab can move at different speeds on different surfaces. On roads in cities the scarab can easily reach a top speed of 38m/s with 4ps. On other surfaces the speed is much less, such as little hills and rocky terrain. Gravity also affects how fast the Scarab can move. Unlike guardians, sentries, and Goliath skimmers, the Scarab is not detectable in a ship. It is possible to detect a scarab while in another scarab. The Scarab appears from a ship as a little light moving across the surface.

The Scarab features working headlights and brake-lights.

Notes Edit

  • To assist with manoeuvring on low-gravity planets the SRV thrusters produce downforce, resulting in artificially higher gravity than actual gravity. On planets with gravity less than 1G, the SRV's effective gravity is the average of 1G and the actual value[2]. For example, on a 0.2G world the effective gravity will be 0.6G. The lowest possible effective gravity is therefore slightly above 0.5G. On planets above 1G, downforce is not used and the actual gravity value applies.


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References Edit

  1. Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Pre-Order
  2. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/319760-Gravity-on-planets-are-COMPLETELY-WRONG!?p=4981150&viewfull=1#post4981150

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