spaceflight type flight should still be legal
True. Though I wonder, why is spaceflight for simplicity sake not a standard movement? After all, in a space battle, there are only
space ships, so it doesn't really make any difference. Currently, for my convenience sake, I put spaceflight into the standard movement category on that statcard. That does of course not handle the case of Phaleks, antigrav tanks, and stuff like this.
In that case, why not allow armor plating on flying creations as well? Why the limitation? Realism? Balancing?
Why not trust the MOC creator that his creation will make sense? A note in the rule book that flying objects probably won't have armor plating unless they are in space or they have some magical propulsion system to discard realism here (antigrav), should suffice, no?
Balancing-wise, the constructor already pays double the movement points, so armored flying objects will probably be quite slow (or super-expensive).