It would be a nice thing that if after you make a bandit ship into a wreck, as long as you have a bigger ship properly equipped, that you could tractor it into the bay and move it to a location where you get it recycled.
In my mind this would make more sense ... otherwise you will need to have a member of a recycling faction with you at all times with the needed assets in order to take advantage of the situation when it presents itself.
If you own the wreck and are assigned to it or the wreck is NPC-owned you can tractor it and carry it off someplace else for repair. Most ships with tractor beams, it should be noted, will take damage if they're in an asteroid field for long.
Keep in mind, though, that wrecks can be recycled regardless of owner, so scavengers with access to recycling gear can "claim" a wreck by starting recycling on it if they come across it before you have a ship with tractor beams able to swoop in.
Seeking clarification before suggesting an updated text to the recycling rules.
“Excuse the hijack of the topic, but are wrecks considered a separate type of entity? I mean if tractored into a ship, does the ship have to have a Docking Bay, or just enough volume/weight capacity?
- Jastan Vul ”
“No, wrecks are technically considered the type of entity that they used to be, just tagged in the code as a wreck.
- Mikel von Bianchi ”
“Economy: Recycling , 6/ Moving Wrecks Moving wrecks is simple: they can easily be docked and undocked like any other ship or vehicle. For those that don't have a hangar or docking bay, then a tractor beam and sufficient capacity is enough to dock a wreck inside your transport ship.”
So ether a Docking Bay, for ships, and or a Hangar Bay, for vehicles is or is not needed?
Edited By: Jastan Vul on Year 18 Day 132 15:33 ____________
When they will not see the light, expose them to the heat.
If a ship wreck, a docking bay is needed in addition to tractor beams and cargo capacity
If a vehicle wreck, a hangar bay is needed in addition to tractor beams and cargo capacity
If a station wreck only tractor beams and cargo capacity are needed
Good call Lexor; spot on.. Thought my Horizon @<100m would work, but doesn't.
Although as Mikel mentioned at 130m the Action will take damage if exposed at the top of the hour, but less agonizing than using a MTC..