These engines let you travel to and from the Drift (see page 290). The better
the engine rating, the faster you can reach distant destinations. Drift engines
have a PCU requirement and a maximum frame size. The cost in Build Points is
based on the starship’s size category (for the purposes of this calculation,
Tiny = 1, Small = 2, Medium = 3, Large = 4, and so on). See the table below
for the statistics of the various Drift engines.
For a starship to engage its Drift engines to either enter or exit the Drift, its conventional thrusters must be turned off for 1 minute.
|Name||Engine Rating||Min. PCU||Max. size||Cost (In BP)||Source|
|Signal Basic||1||75||—||2 × size category||CRB p.298|
|Signal Booster||2||100||Huge||5 × size category||CRB p.298|
|Signal Major||3||150||Large||10 × size category||CRB p.298|
|Signal Superior||4||175||Large||15 × size category||CRB p.298|
|Signal Ultra||5||200||Medium||20 × size category||CRB p.298|