So I figured out a "course" that I follow and take everytime I use my Police Riot and been studying the NOOSE/Cops habits and where they spawn. I managed to get 2 hours and 7 minutes inside the Riot today. The Riot actually exploded on me after 2 hours and 7 minutes, but I found it incredible that I still had FULL health and about 15-25% of my armor left.
I mainly use the Riot at the Airport and I own the Riot as Franklin (whereas in the past I owned it as Trevor behind the Strip Club) and it sits on his helipad (save editor). I like Franklin the most due to the special ability he has. If there is "too many" Noose and Cops on me or getting in my way, I can use the Special to quickly turn so I don't run into any cops/NOOSE. The NOOSE is a real pain in the ass. The Cop Cruisers have nothing on me, nor does ANY helicopters. The reason I die is mainly due to the FIB SUV carrying NOOSE on the side and their pathetic 100% accuracy. The rate of fire is a lot more persistent than the helicopters carrying NOOSE. All in all, the Riot still owns for police chases and I much rather use this than a sh*tty Transporter. The Transporter just can't stand a chance. It blows up WAY too quickly...
I know, that 100% accuracy they have from the sides of those Grangers if horsesh*t. I'll make a low pass in the Lazer and anytime one of those bastard SUV's is under me or near my target I get pelted with 2 or 3 shots of small arms fire. Not a big deal in itself, but it adds up and the Lazer can't really take all that much damage.
This exactly. You're abolsutely right. I modded my Lazer (save editor) giving it 100% armor upgrade. Seems to help a lot. But I agree. You gotta find the threshold of sky/land. There is a perfect height you must be flying for those f*ckheads on the road to NOT hit you, but also low enough to keep the 5 star wanted level and to see vehicles and not JUST Police Mavericks.
I've managed to get 1 hour, 49 minutes inside the Lazer which is incredible because back in October and November I was only getting 30 minutes max, due to flying too low and those f*ckheads on the street always shoot the tail end of the Lazer and it start to smoke and you go down quickly. What I do now is fly low until I hear the beeping sound that locks onto your target, I fire a rocket and then quickly pull up, which will make me "too high" for those idiots to shoot me. It STILL happens time to time, but not as much as it used to happen. The Police Mavericks ALSO try and shoot the tail end of the Lazer. I usually try and blow them up OR swirve out of the way and go completely opposite of where they are. You gotta watch the map for the red dots (police and helicopters) while watching where you are flying so you don't run into anything. At night, sometimes I accidently run into things that are sticking up high in the sky because it's so dark and I literally couldn't see the beam. But in the day, it's very clear and can see perfectly.
So yeah, when it comes to the Lazer, you must find that perfect balance of being low enough to get police cars to spawn, but high enough so those NOOSE douche bags from the FIB/Sheriff Granger on the street won't hit you, even if you do a 90 degree turn and barrel roll, they still manage to hit you, f*cking cheating assholes! Lol