EAS-4 Strut Connector
|EAS-4 Strut Connector|
| Structural Support by |
Kerlington Model Rockets and Paper Products Inc.
|Mass||(total)||0.05 t [N 1]|
|Drag||0.02 [N 1]|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
The EAS-4 Strut Connector (frequently referred as "space tape") is a part that allows linking two parts together, for greater structural strength and stability. Strut links are much more rigid than normal part connections, dramatically reducing wobble. Currently, it is a physicsless part, meaning its mass and drag are added to the parent part.
Strut Connectors require two steps for placement on a craft. After placing one end of the strut, click somewhere else in range to place the other end. Once both ends are in place, the strut is created. When on the second step, pressing the ⌦ Delete or ⎋ Esc key will cancel placement.
Struts are an excellent way to repel the Deep Space Kraken.
As shown in the image above, struts don't behave like in the real world. They form a rigid joint between the parts they connect, regardless of the geometry of the connection itself.
|“||The Strut Connector is highly regarded by many spacecraft engineers as they help in constructing more stable spacecraft. Once both sides are connected, a structural beam is created to link both ends, allowing for sturdier (and heavier) construction.||”|
- Kerbal Space Program players often call this part "space tape" because of its durability and tape like usage.
- The price is 42, which may be a reference to the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which the number 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, Universe, and Everything. This may also be a reference to struts being the solution to most structural problems in rockets.
- Struts completely overhauled - Both starting and ending connection are no longer always parallel to each other
- Cost reduced from 250 to 42, and made meaningful
- Initial release