Developed from the TYPE01-DARKSTEEL prototype, the Esione is a unique lightweight MA designed for high speed close to mid range combat. With high speed, respectable EN output values, and stunning PA defense, the Esione is one of the best units developed by Helios ST to date.
Equipped with various thrusters and vernier thursters scattered throughout the unit, the Esion is capable of travelling at astounding speeds of up to 200 mph, and the ability of changing directions in a fraction of a second. This would prove useful in avoiding damage, or to get around obstacles quickly. It's central booster is it's most powerful one, namely being able to utilise the Over-Boost function, launching the unit up to speeds of Mach 1, allowing the Esione to be deployed from a carrier be it air or sea, travelling great distances. This is powered by the catalyst tanks attached to it's back which contain highly volatile fuel which burns with a bright tuquoise flame. It is not out of the question for the Esione to achieve flight, but this is only limited, and dependant on how much reactor catalyst fuel it has left in the tanks.
Cockpit, it fits a single minifig. (If you want to open it in LDD, make sure to hinge the safety clamp that prevents it from opening)
Autocannon and Laser Cannon
The Esione's main weapons
They fire one by one in sequence to give the illusion that it can fire it's rounds rapidly, this also prevents the recoil from affecting the unit's balance
The tonfas have a 2-stage attack, the first is to crush armor plating upon impact, the second stage is where the tip punches in deeper (much like a jackhammer) to break whatever the armor is shielding
It's rounds are the equivalent to the warheads launched by cannons
Technical note: The laser blade is rarely activated as it's powered directly from the unit's reactor core, and it drains a lot of energy to sustain it.
The overall design was based heavily upon the NEXT 'Stasis' from Armored Core: for Answer. I used an old model (namely the Ashsaber on my LU page) as it's base, and modified it's cockpit to make it more 'T' shaped. Also, credits to Thomas Z's Artemis for the legs.
To Me23456789: Perhaps this would be easier for you to work with? Feel free to modify it any any way you see fit
Quoting ccy 8086
Just google the Helios and found this AC (http://www.xinannuo.com/upfiles/product_image/1908.jpg). But since your design is base on Stasis, I think you merged both of them very well. Love how you build the head and the legs (even it's from Thomas). Also all the weapon is really impressive. Since you seems also love AC, I also have some creation about it which you might interested: (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/317588). Keep on such great build~
It's a major coincidence that there is an actual AC with the name 'Helios'! However, 'Helios' in the title of this MOC is meant to represent a 'company' much like those in AC4/fA.
Oh I'll have a field day with this! Unfortunately, I have one or two more LDD projects at the moment that I want to finish up before starting anything else, but this is definitely going to be up there on my LDD priority list.