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Scanning Drone
Scanning Drone
Scanning Drone
Equipment:
scanning drone
Use:
automated
Service:
salvage
Construction:
alloy polymer
Weight:
1.52x102kgs
Life support:
n/a
Dimensions:
Length:
1.2m
Width:
0.6m
Height:
1.2 - 2.5m
Operational conditions:
-20 - +40°C






Name

A Scanning Drone is an automated salvage drone, they are deployed aboard spacecraft to define the existence of life forms. They appear in the film Aliens aboard the salvage craft and the Narcissus.

Description

Scanning Drones, are automated salvage drones equipped with laser diffusion scanning thermal energy and light source detection.

Construction


Made from a synthetic alloy, a Scanning Drone's laser diffusion detectors scan for thermal and light source energy. Fully automated and powered for entire spacecraft scanning.

Tactical Uses


A Scanning Drone has been deployed aboard the Narcissus, and has similiar capability aboard other spacecraft.


Characteristics

Reference stats table.

Appearance


Appearances in the following;
Aliens (film)

Variations

Interactions


Deployed aboard the Narcissus

Deployment

Scanning Drone's are available in the following;
Deployed aboard the Narcissus by the crew of the salvage craft.

Continuity

Because a new set of the Narcissus was built in the film Aliens certain small but noticeable differences occurred as the scanning drone entered and scanned around the spacecraft. These were mostly the shape and design of the stasis unit, in Alien the lid and unit were curved at the end were as in Aliens the lid was cut width ways with the unit and the end was a more defined shape. The side units by the stasis in Alien were simple and sloped away were as in Aliens they were straight and featured a Weyland-Yutani logo. This kind of difference followed with the door and walls were there were less detail and set at different angles.

On-set

The use of a blue laser and stage smoke gave the appearance of a fully working and scanning drone which was a unit attached on a steady cam rig, cut scene filming allowed the appearance of a movable laser and welder fitted on it, plastic panels and black tubing with added wiring finished the appearance.


See also

LV426 * Gateway Station * Narcissus * Image Intensifier * Flashlight * [Hacking_Device|Hacking Device]] * Jet Pack * Flares * Space Suit * Armour * Stims






References

Citations

Aliens (film)

Notes

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