Chopper has a stress mechanic when busting into other ships. However, at pilot skill 4 it isn't always the easiest activation to be attempting it. Luckily however with a large based ship, it certainly doesn't make the task impossible.
Enhanced Scopes can be equipped to ensure you're activating first in order to make the most impact as possible and some insurance can be gained with Ion Projector or Anti-Pursuit Lasers.
Zeb can be equipped as crew to ensure you can still shoot at the contacted target but the same is also true for the enemy ship.
Autoblaster Turret is always a good option for the VCX-100 and to protect other ships Tactical Jammer can see some play as well.
Like all of the Ghost builds, there is simply too many options to list.