An airship is a vehicle used to transport people or objects from one place to another. Airships are first introduced in Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier.
There are different types of airships, each with a specific purpose. While most are used for transportation, others are used for combat. Each airship is customizable and can have parts and updates added to maintain good condition.
In Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, airships are used to transport Jak, Daxter, and Keira to the Brink. The smoothness of the flight mainly depends on the type of engine the airship uses. For example, the Hellcat has a dual engine system while others like the Sky Raider utilize propellers. During The Lost Frontier, the engine can be upgraded to improve air speed and turn rate, thus making them easier to travel in. They can use Green Eco as fuel.
Hold the X button to engage an aircraft's boosters. Boosters increase air speed when you have a lot of ground to cover. Enemies also utilize boost to get away after an attack, so using boosters can keep you in your pursuit.
Hold the square button to decrease air speed. Braking is essential for making sharp turns quickly whether in a pursuit or trying to navigate around obsticles. Air Brakes are also useful in firing on targets in combat.
Daxterjacking refers to launching Daxter through the ship's grapple tube over to an enemy aircraft for the purpose of destroying their engines and stealing their aircraft mods.
Weapons and ModificationsEdit
Weapons can be purchased in the hangar on the Phantom Blade. They can be earned by completing side missions or by Daxterjaking enemy ships.
Each weapon obtained adds 1x to each loadout. Therfore, if a 2x Flack Canno is equipped in a 3-weapon slot, only 2 Flak Cannons will be loaded on the ship. Likewise, a 3x Flack Cannon loaded in a 2-weapon slot will still only load 2 Flak Cannons.
For each weapon in the loadout, the ammo and rate of fire increases. For instance a 2x Flak Cannon at Level 1 fires 2 shells at a time at double damage and can fire 10 shells before reload. A 3x Flak Cannon at Level 1 fires 3 sells at a time a triple damage and can fire 15 shells before reload.
When purchasing an additional weapon, the price will vary based on the current upgrade level. For instance, purchasing an additional Machine Gun at Level 1 is much cheaper than purchasing one at Level 4. Therefore the purchase prices are somewhat arbitary and difficult to predict. It is recommended to try Daxterjacking as many items as possible before purchasing the extra ones you cannot find otherwise.
Mods improve the maneuvering, handling and repair capabilities of aircrafts. Therefore, aircrafts that equip more mods can be made more maneuverable and faster in addition to combat ready. You can obtain mods by Daxterjacking.
Eco Pirates Edit
In Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier, Eco Pirates use airships to hunt the Frontier for helpless travelers (most likely to steal Eco). Their airships use propellers. They can easily be taken out with a couple of hits.
There are six different types of airships that Jak drives in TLF.