After exploring for a couple of weeks I am about 17kly from Sol and currently exploring BOEPP sector systems on my way towards the galactic core. So far my journey has been uneventful and peaceful. I’m beginning to think packing the shield generator was not needed. I’m quite happy with the way my frame shift drive is performing, getting around 40ly per jump and covering 1,000ly in just 25 jumps. If I don’t stop to explore I can do that in just under 30 minutes with scooping. My 96 ton fuel capacity has been handy in some areas where there were no scoopable (K G B F O A M) stars.