The Umgah Drone is probably my worst ship in Star Control melee. I know that in general I'm supposed to zip back close to the enemy ship while constantly shooting - attempting to damage it while passing - but the combination of slow turning speed and extremely fast zipping speed always makes me miss.
Not to mention I generally try to be with my face to the enemy ship - in order to block shots with my cone - and this means I'm not in the correct position to zip past them.
I've tried relying on the movement backward to dodge shots, instead of relying on the cone to destroy them; but that really puts me in a passive position where all I do is defend and not attack.
Does anyone have useful tips for efficiently using the drone?