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Scarab
SRV-Scarab
ManufacturerVodel
Dimensions4.8m x4m x2.5m
TypeMultipurpose
Cost5,270 CR
Top Speed38 m/s
Shields25 MJ
Armour108
Hull Mass4 t
Cargo Capacity2 t

The Scarab is a Surface Recon Vehicle that allows pilots to drive on planetary surfaces. It is manufactured by Vodel.

Capabilities Edit

The Scarab takes up one vehicle bay in the Planetary Vehicle Hangar. It can move at different speeds on different surfaces. It features working headlights and brake / reverse lights.

Speed Edit

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.

Detection Edit

Unlike skimmers, the Scarab is not detectable in a ship. It is possible to detect a scarab while in another scarab. From a distance, the Scarab appears from a ship as a little light moving across the surface. The Scarab features working headlights and brake-lights.

Defense Edit

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

Controls Edit

There are two drive modes for the Scarab: Drive Assist Off and Drive Assist On. Drive Assist On sets the SRV to your desired speed. It's quite like cruise control. Drive Assist Off lets you control the SRV similar to driving a real car.[1]

Modules Edit

The Planetary Vehicle Hangar module provides a hangar space on-board a ship to carry and repair an SRV. It can be purchased separately from the Hangar module. This may use an Internal Compartment.

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

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. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/269544-How-To-SRV-controls-(gamepad)
  2. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/319760-Gravity-on-planets-are-COMPLETELY-WRONG!?p=4981150&viewfull=1#post4981150
  3. https://twitter.com/EliteDangerous/status/970282772899254272
  4. Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Pre-Order