fyi, gliderpad calldowns "cost" 2 MPUs (which cost 100 crystite each to manufacture) and 1 carbonite casing (50 crystite, 15 carbon polymer.) Total spend, 250 crystite and 15 carbon polymer for 5 pads. So 50 crystite and 3 carbon polymer each. I'm finding the fastest way to get crystite is to refine minerals, the 1B processing nanoprints yield thousands of crystite as well as the refined minerals and other byproducts you need. The last thing you want to do, every time you log off this game, is visit a manufacturing station and leave some of the longer refining nanoprints running while you're offline.
Now if you good people will excuse me, I'm going gliding.
Carbon polymer comes easy and quickly from downed thumpers (you don't have to finish them, concentrate on the loot, if you die, doesn't matter.) and crystite to sustain a day of glider pad addiction can be had squishing bugs out the front of copa for ten minutes. Best 100k crystite I've spent so far