Lurkily Posted October 11, 2018 Share Posted October 11, 2018 I've done world-breakers before. Autonomous drones whose sole purpose is to demolish every ounce of mass on a world. And it used to be possible to mine at the same time too, but no longer. So I have a goal now; a drone that will return to the hopper autonomously to drop autonomously mined material. The problem is, I can't figure out how to find the hopper. I had a working model, then I took it off my test planet and learned that the hopper is never at the same altitude twice; it has to be modified, tested, and re-modified for every planet, and being a percentage, a change of '10' means a different thing to the altimeter on each planet, too. My only other idea is to disconnect the drone core and smush it up against the Nimbatus to use as a homing beacon - it's a cheat, in my opinion, but it's all I got. Keep 100 altitude, cruise until the core enters the tolerance of a directional sensor, then cut altitude control to drop in. Maybe set off some TNT to self-destruct once a directional sensor hits bottom. Anybody got a better idea? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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