I’m glad that I’m writing on this card after the B&R update, because I believe that the existence of Smuggler’s Copter dramatically impacts this cards playability. In a world of Copters, this goes slightly bigger and dominates combat. Without Copters, this card has some ground to make up when battling Ishkanah, Grafwidow.
That said, with a crew cost of only one, and the fact that this card generates energy, I do expect it to see some Standard play. This will still serve as a solid body in aggressive mirrors given the ability to gain lifelink, though I’m more inclined to believe this will be a more of a sideboard card than a maindeck option at this point in time. In two-color vehicles builds, this is likely just an upgrade to Cultivator’s Caravan as well.
I think this is one of those cards that looks better than it is, and without Copter hanging around I think it matters less, though it is still definitely inside the realm of playability. I wouldn’t be pre-ordering this card, and expect it to be worth only a buck or two before long.