Star Citizen Alpha 2.6 Loaner Rules
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is not official and is provided as an amalgamation of information found online and is subject to change without notice.
Generally the loaner ship replacement rules are as follows:
Single Seater ships -> Hornet F7C
Multi Crew ships -> Constellation Andromeda & P52 Merlin
Variants -> Base Model
Why do I have a Constellation Andromeda and a P-52 Merlin in my ship list but not in my hangar?
On the Port Olisar and Grim Hex ship decks you will see a Constellation Andromeda and a P-52 Merlin in the ship selection screen as replacements for any non flight ready ships that you own that are multi crew.
Why do I have a F7C Hornet in my ship list but not in my hangar?
For single seater ships that are not flight ready, you will have an F7C Hornet available in the PU. If your single seater ship is hangar ready but not flight ready, then you will have your ship available in the hangar but the Hornet F7C in the PU and Arena Commander.
General Loaner Ship Info
If you have purchased a ship that is not yet flight ready you will receive a loaner ship to fly around Crusader system until your ship is flyable. During Alpha 2.6 if the space ship you have purchased is not yet flyable you will receive a loaned ship instead to use in the Public Universe around the planet Crusader in Stanton System as well as in the Arena Commander simulator.
Non flyable ships larger than a Freelancer receive a Constellation Andromeda and P-52 Merlin as replacement ships.
Please note that the loaner ships do not appear in your hangar and only the ships you purchased will be able to be loaded into the hangar.
Can I Use A Ship Rented With REC In Port Olisar and Around Crusader?
No, since 2.4 it is no longer possible to “rent” ships for use in the public universe.
Why Are The Ships I Rented Not Showing Up In The Ship Selection Screen At Port Olisar or Grim Hex?
As of 2.4 and on ships that have been rented using REC are no longer available for use in Port Olisar or Grim Hex and around Crusader. Only ships purchased with UEC and Real Money on the RSI website will be available for use in the Public Universe. Ships rented with REC are still available in Arena Commander and will continue to be.
Why Can I No Longer Use Rented Ships In Port Olisar?
REC are credits that are earned by playing the simulated games in Arena Commander and eventually in Star Marine. The simulator exists in the Star Citizen universe as a separate place to test weapons, ships and PVP combat skills. Only UEC will be usable in the Public Universe / Star Citizen. As the game continues to be developed the separation between UEC purchases and REC purchases will continue to grow. Eventually the only items available for use in Star Citizen will be those purchased with UEC or earned / found in the verse. REC credits earned in the simulator will only go towards renting ships and items in Arena Commander and Star Marine simulations.