Rockdale Type 4 Repair / Construction Drones:


Robots are a critical portion of both repair and construction within the Three Galaxies. Rockdale is one among a large number of companies that construct repair drones. The Rockdale Type 4 is a new design that has just recently entered into production and is considered one of the best on the market.


The Robot looks like a vertical cylinder with specialized arms on all sides. The arms can fully retract and when fully retracted, the Drone looks like a simple cylinder with a rounded top. The Drone uses a contra gravitic flight system to move around. While the Drone has equipment that will inflict a good amount of damage on a target, the equipment is not meant for combat use. Standard program is listed but the programming may be changed to suit the needs of the operators of the drone.


Model Type: RR-4
Equipment Type: Fully Automated Self-Sufficient Repair / Construction drone
Crew: None, Artificial Intelligence.


M.D.C By Location:

Contra-Grav Propulsion Generator80
[1] Main Body:150
Retractable Arms (12)25


Notes:
[1] Depleting the M.D.C. of the main body will shut the armor down completely, making it useless. Note: Destroying the contra-grav generator will make flight impossible and the drone will crash if in an area with gravity.


Speed:
Driving on the Ground: Not Possible.
Flight: The contra grav flight system provide for limited flight in an atmosphere and greater speed and mobility in zero gravity. The Drone can hover at any altitude above the ground and fly at a speed of 120 mph (193.1 kph) in an atmosphere and Earth-type gravity. The contra-grav system makes the Drone trans-atmospheric and armor can accelerate at up to 0.2 Gs of acceleration. Due to the Contra-Grav there is no altitude limit and armor can fly into space.
Underwater: The Drone can travel up to a maximum speed of 40 mph (64 kmph) to a maximum depth of 1000 feet (310 m).
Maximum Range: Effectively Unlimited.


Statistical Data:
Length: 2.5 feet (0.76 meters)
Height: 5.5 feet (1.67 meters)
Width: 2.5 feet (0.76 meters)
Weight: 1 tons (0.9 metric tons)
Physical Strength: Equal to a robotic P.S. 40 for retractable arms
Power System: Advanced Fusion with 5 year life span.
Cargo: 400 lbs, this is used for welding material, chemicals, and various other supplies
Market Cost: 1.5 million credits.


Weapons/Equipment:

  1. Particle Beam / Laser Cutter (1) Arm: A particle beam is used for the most powerful cutter on the Drone and it is used to cut into virtually any material. The laser is slightly less powerful but is useful in jobs that the particle beam would not work. The cutter can cut tiny holes or can cut very long and very wide seams. About the only cutting job that this equipment cannot perform is micro cutting for electronics. The beam tolerance is very exact and can perform high precision cutting. This tool is located on one of the arms of the repair robot.
    Maximum Effective Range: From effectively 0 feet (0 meters) to 15 feet (4.6 meters) from arm. Each arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body.
    Mega-Damage: Particle Beam: Variable: From 1D6 to 6D6 M.D.C. per melee. Laser: Variable: From 1D4 to 4D6 M.D.C. per melee
    Rate of Fire: Once per melee round if uses as a weapon
    Payload: Effectively Unlimited
  2. Plasma Welder (1) Arm: This welder uses hydrogen at plasma temperatures to melt materials for use in welding. Like the particle beam cutter, the plasma welder can perform both wide welding and precision welding. The Drone carries the various materials used for welding. About the only welding job that this equipment cannot perform is micro welding for electronics. This tool is located on one of the arms of the repair robot.
    Maximum Effective Range: From effectively 0 feet (0 meters) to 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) from arm. Each arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body.
    Mega-Damage: Variable: From 1D4 to 4D6 M.D.C. per melee. This can also be used to determine how strong the weld is.
    Rate of Fire: Once per melee round if uses as a weapon
    Payload: Effectively Unlimited (The Robot does carry limited welding materials)
  3. Chemical Bonding System Arm: This system is used to bond ceramics and plastic to each other and to metal. The system also has chemicals used to break the bonding. Basically the system used very strong high tech glues that glue the materials together. This tool is located on one of the arms of the repair robot.
    Maximum Effective Range: Effectively none from Arm. Each arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body.
    Mega-Damage: Can create a bond of up to 2D6 MD per melee or dissolve up to 3D6 of chemical bonds per melee
    Rate of Fire: Once per melee round
    Payload: The Drone Carries 200 M.D.C. worth of bonding materials
  4. Drill Arm (1): This arm has a standard style drill attached. The drill is used to cut into materials in which the heat would damage the materials. The Drone selects the appropriate drill bit an uses that for the job required. The drill bits are constructed from super dense molecular blades and work on a similar principle to the force halberd.
    Maximum Effective Range: Effectively none from Arm. Each arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body.
    Mega-Damage: Variable: From 1D4 to 4D6 M.D.C. per melee.
    Rate of Fire: Once per melee round if uses as a weapon
    Payload: Effectively Unlimited
  5. Electronic Work Arms (2): The work on small electronics is far more detailed than what is done with the larger equipment and is performed by these smaller arms. Each arm has several pieces of high sensitivity equipment. These include a electronic monitoring equipment, micro tool system, a tiny laser cutter, and a tiny welder / soldering system. These take up two arms of the robot. The robot has several small bays with various commonly replaced components as well solder and welding materials
    Maximum Effective Range: Effectively none from Arm. Each arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body.
    Mega-Damage: Mini Laser Cutter / Welder : 1 S.D.C. to a maximum of 1D4 M.D.C. per melee. Others tools: Effectively none
    Rate of Fire: Once per melee round if uses as a weapon
    Payload: Effectively Unlimited (The Robot does carry limited welding /soldering materials)
  6. Work Arms (6): The robot has six additional arms for other jobs. Four arms are standard and have both a claw to grasp objects and a special socket system for bolts. Two arms are special flexible arms that more accurately should be called tentacles. These can reach up to 20 feet but are less strong. Each long arm also has a socket system for bolds as well as grappling claws
    Maximum Effective Range: Effectively none from Arm. Each standard arm has a reach of about 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the body. Each long arm has a reach of 20 feet (6.1 meters).
    Mega-Damage: By Robotic Strength, Standard arms have a Robot Strength of 40 and Long Arms have a Robotic Strength of 25.
    Attacks per Melee: Once per arm per melee
    Payload: Effectively Unlimited.


Sensors / Electronics:
Various sensors to complete labors including:



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