First paragraph was @Daidalon, and yeah, sorry to hear that.
You can make whatever you like for your mod; I saw "hey, new mod" and thought I'd do a quick checkup for mainline-eligibility. That's all. Skyhooking things likewise wouldn't work too well in mainline as the main issue (flying missions into/over the area is NOT cost-effective) remains.
The map_special supply drops were from back when the military was actively fighting. That time is over now, and the best the military's doing in the area is MAYBE boots-on-the-ground guerrilla support (Acidia's "Old Guard" faction is the remnants of the federal government, and that's one mission-giving guy).
Crafting a reactor would require pretty decent skills and parts, I should think, but given how rarely minireactors spawn you could probably get a lot of popular support if you PR'd a crafting recipe (and the item, obvs) for homemade-reactor. You'd need some cites for it, but that might work.
Ah right! Ok, in that case my first step is to apologise :) lol, I honestly thought it was a "swoop in and put this guy down for posting" sort of deal :P lol, but now I know that not the case :D
I understand where you're coming from but that guy really made a reactor when he was 17 and the US Gov. swooped in and cleared the place with hazmat and took it very seriously.
I understand and truly appreciate the concept of absorbing mods into mainline, but making fun content for everyone is the reason im doing this, I didn't realise mods are looked into right away for mainline content :)
Once I've built up a decent system, fleshed it out, build and tweaked the structure and then acid dipped it to clean off the fleshy-rough edges I feel it would THEN be worthy of even being considered :)
..and er...I really really don't mean to nit-pick but if a player in this game can solo build a tank that's bigger than a building (possible right now in game) I don't see how an off screen faction consisting of dozens or hundreds couldn't botch together a small solar/fusion powered plane the size of a Cessna.
Also electrolysing simple water to give pure hydrogen gas is REALLY easy, here is a youtube video of a guy making a VERY simple machine that electrolyses water to get Hydrogen gas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjn3mup1So
This separated hydrogen tube and oxygen tube is only a single step away from being a useful hydrogen fuel cell. I'm currently doing a master's degree in "Chemistry and Chemical Engineering" at University, trust me, this is cheap, effective and is SO EASY to make using scrap you can get hold of today.
.... Just saying :P lol
But I do understand that introducing a mod that uses "NPC Factions" is a can of worms that the mainline may not want to open just yet :)