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Player > Items > Vehicle > Recon enercopter
Type: Huge air vehicle (10 ft. wide, 20 ft. long, 12 ft. high)
Speed: 25 ft., full 750 ft., 85 mph (fly)
EAC: 22; KAC: 24; Cover: partial cover
HP: 145 (72); Hardness: 10
Attack (Collision) 9d10 B (DC 14)
Attack aphelion artillery laser (3d8 F; critical burn 1d6)
Modifiers: –2 Piloting, –3 attack (–5 at full speed)
System: autopilot (Piloting +17), enhanced sensors (darkvision 1 mile), planetary comm unit, stealth (–4); Passenger: 7
One side of this light aircraft is open to the elements, providing quick entry and exit. Enercopters are favored by law enforcement agencies and military groups because of their quiet antigrav rotors.
Some vehicles have an autopilot AI that can control the vehicle in place of an actual pilot. You can engage or disengage an autopilot as a swift action. You can input a destination into an autopilot as a move action, and the autopilot attempts to reach that location if doing so is possible (provided the autopilot isn't locked by a passcode or otherwise programmed not to obey).
A vehicle is considered controlled when the autopilot is engaged. An autopilot's actions are dictated by the GM, and an autopilot can take any of the actions to pilot the vehicle that an actual pilot can. However, autopilots tend to be cautious, rarely risking the integrity of the vehicle and never attempting to ram or run over a target unless specifically programmed as a war machine (indicated in its stat block).
The Systems entry in a vehicle's statistics lists the autopilot's modifier to the Piloting skill. For Piloting checks attempted for the Autopilot, apply this modifier first and then apply the vehicle's modifier (listed in the vehicle's Modifiers entry) to the Piloting checks.
A personal comm unit is pocket-sized device that combines a minor portable computer (treat as a tier-0 computer with no upgrades or modules) and a cellular communication device, allowing wireless communication with other comm units in both audio- and text-based formats at planetary range (see page 272).
Normally, a creature in a vehicle can attempt Perception checks using its normal senses while inside the vehicle to notice things outside of the vehicle. A vehicle with enhanced sensors allows a creature in that vehicle to attempt Perception checks using the listed sense at the listed range.
The coloration of the vehicle's exterior automatically changes to match its surroundings. Its pilot can always attempt Stealth checks for the vehicle as long as it is stationary, but with the listed modifier. This check is opposed by the Computers or Perception check of anyone scanning the area with sensors.