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LT-05 Micro Landing Strut

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LT-05 Micro Landing Strut
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Moving Parts Experts Group
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 200.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 820 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration landingLegLT-5

The LT-05 Micro Landing Strut is the smallest and lightest landing leg, providing a low mass option for small crewed spacecraft and probes.

Usage

LT-5s sunken into the terrain on a small munar probe

The LT-05 can be extended with the G key similarly to the LT-1 and LT-2. Each LT-05 can just barely handle a 4 ton load in Kerbin's gravity, when standing still -- or about a half a ton per leg when absorbing a gentle landing impact.

These legs do not extend very far at all, either vertically or horizontally. This means the vessel may tip over a lot more easily when landing. Be careful that it lands vertically on even ground, and attach the legs as far apart as possible on the craft.

With normal placement, the legs extend downward just far enough to protect an LV-909, Rockomax 48-7S or LV-1, but only when attached as low as possible. You can use the offset feature to gain an additional meter or so.

Product description

A small landing leg designed for space probes or lightweight landers. Basically made of toothpicks... erm, Space-grade toothpicks mind you, but be careful with them anyway.

Moving Parts Experts Group

Trivia

  • The LT-05 sinks a bit into the terrain, hiding the feet on the end. This is intended, and will probably stay this way.

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Utility to Ground
  • Added deployment sounds
0.22
  • Description changed
0.18
  • Initial release