A provocative quote from 'Gangland', by Lecrae. Originally, I had planned to include a quote from 'Edgecrusher', by Fear Factory. 'Edgecrusher', the song, employs revolutionary themes within the context of a dystopia. However, recent events in my country have indicated that anti-progressives can misappropriate revolutionary themes. A cryptic message of toppling injustice, then, leaves too much room for misinterpretation. Instead, my quote provides a valuable perspective on an existing - and real - issue that my country must address. I do not include this rhetoric to stir the pot, but instead to provide some clarity to the values of the Edgecrusher.
Activator 1: Cockpit night vision
Activator 7: Distortion (spaceworthy) engines online
Fire a distortion drive (in your weapons menu) to engage the engines
Activator 8: Control gyros (keep this activation group on)
Trim: Adjust sensitivity
Extend Landing Gear: “Grasshopper” Landing system online
Braketo pause your descent
- The “Grasshopper” Landing System automatically activates at a predetermined altitude above ground. To land, freefall over your landing location, and wait for the system to activate!
- Keep space descent speeds below 125,000 mph
- A comprehensive list of tips, as well as the cockpit schematics, can be found in the Pilot’s Handbook.
Edgecrusher’s arsenal is deceptively versatile. Two multirole weapons are included, that are suitable for a variety of combat situations.
This multirole flak cannon is coded with a fuse time to properly account for a target’s speed. As a result, this cannon can be used to shoot down aircraft with its airburst capabilities.
To use the weapon, select “Orbidyn CFC-MR” in your weapons menu, and fire as normal.
SPE Liberator HE-MR
A high-yield missile system with airburst capabilities. The missile is essentially a dumbfire rocket, though a lock is required to ensure that the missile detonates properly.
Ensure that your forward speed is under 350 mph.
To use the weapon, select “SPE Liberator HE-MR” from the weapons menu.
Take aim, make a lock, and fire.
Edgecrusher is space-capable. The fighter can move within a space environment, though space combat is not recommended.
Using the Distortion Drive
The distortion drive is activated with group 7. High, medium, and low wake jumps are available in your weapons menu. These jumps are “fired” like a weapon.
Ascent is easy. Pitch up, and use any strength drive. Note that, if you choose to use a high wake drive below 300,000 feet, you must be pitched up.
The descent is a bit more complicated. A step-by-step guide is most useful here:
- Do your best to eliminate all vertical and horizontal speed
- Point straight down, and use any drive to gain downward speed.
- Keep speed below 125,000 mph. Try to keep your Angle of Slip at zero.
- A dethrottle will automatically engage at about 300,000 ft. After the dethrottle engages, power off the Distortion drives, and use your standard engines to return to the surface
A comprehensive list of tips, as well as the cockpit schematics, can be found in the Pilot’s Handbook.
The history of the interplanetary fighter, SPE-Orbidyn Edgecrusher, is inextricably intertwined with the history of its most notable user, the Worker’s Republic of HD 219134. The Worker’s Republic was born through armed conflict over mismanaged necessities. HD 219134, a heavily-industrialized star system about 21 Lightyears away from Sol, had been embroiled in a system-wide war to secure the few sources of clean, drinkable water that remained within the system. Near the end of the HD 219134 Water Conflict, two major powers vied for control of such water sources, and consequently, the entire star system. On one side, a corporate government, the HD 219134 Extraction Company, fought to keep its control of the system (therefore protecting its bottom line). The other major combatant, the aforementioned Worker’s Republic, fought to seize water resources to ensure equitable, efficient distribution - in HD 219134, price-gouging was quite commonplace, especially for necessities such as water. The scarcity of clean water, too, was exacerbated by the HD 219134 Extraction Company’s tendency to maximize its negative production and extraction externalities. After all, haphazard industrial dumping is more profitable than proper and safe waste disposal.
For a time, the Extraction Company and the Worker’s Republic were nearly equal in power. The Extraction Company possessed a comparatively large amount of capital, while the Worker’s Republic maintained a significant advantage in manpower. Seeing an opportunity to amend a humanitarian crisis (while simultaneously war profiteering), SPEcorp and Orbid Dynamics diverted resources to an existing project - a simple, yet technologically advanced fighter aircraft that could leap between planets. This aircraft was later named ‘Edgecrusher’. The two companies approached the Worker’s Republic with a simple proposition; The fighters would be provided to the Worker’s Republic, in return for favorable trade relations between HD 219134 and the SPEcorp/Orbid Dynamics aerospace complex. The Worker’s Republic agreed to such terms, though hesitantly, as economic exploitation was a pressing concern.
When introduced into the precarious balance of power within the HD 219134 Water Conflict, the Edgecrusher fighter facilitated the decisive victory of the Worker’s Republic. The design, being able to jump between planet-locked combat zones, was ideal for such a system-wide conflict.
Today, the Worker’s Republic of HD 219134 represents a significant increase in the quality of life for its inhabitants. The Worker’s Republic of HD 219134 operates within a market system, while necessities such as water have been decommodified. Industrial and extraction exports are produced with minimal social externalities, and are often sold to SPEcorp and Orbid Dynamics to fulfill their trade agreement.
For some in-depth tips and instructions, please check out the pilot’s handbook. Click on the image below to see it!
- Predecessor SPE-Orbidyn Edgecrusher
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 57.5ft (17.5m)
- Length 32.6ft (9.9m)
- Height 14.2ft (4.3m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 14,333lbs (6,501kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.646
- Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 19645
- Number of Parts 597
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 2,078