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RoveMax Model XL3

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RoveMax Model XL3
Part image
Rover wheel by
Kerbal Motion LLC
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 1 200.00 Fund
Mass (total) 1.25 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 150 m/s
Research Advanced motors.png Advanced Motors
Unlock cost 11200 Fund
Since version 0.19
Part configuration roverWheelXL3
Retractable × No
Brake torque 30.0 kNm
Steering range {{{steering}}}
Max. speed 15.5 m/s
Electricity used 5.0 ⚡/s

The RoveMax Model XL3 is a huge rover wheel used for construction of land-based vehicles.

Usage

Due to its gigantic size which dwarfs even large-diameter parts and its sub-par performance compared to the smaller RoveMax Model M1, there are few legitimate reasons for using this part. One use-case where this part can come in handy are mobile launch platforms used to transport a whole rocket from the Kerbal Space Center to a different launch location on Kerbin.

Unlike the other wheels, the RoveMax Model XL3 is not articulated and uses skid steering to change heading, allowing a vehicle to rotate in place.

While active, the RoveMax Model XL3 wheel drains 2 electric charge per second (7200 E/hr).

Spoiler: The fastest wheels in stock game.
The RoveMax Model XL3 wheels are the slowest wheels only when pressing just the "W" key. However, the tank steering doesnt work the way it should (e.g. stopping the left wheels to turn left). Instead, they boost the speed of the other side (e.g. boosting the right wheels to turn left). This means that by rapidly pressing "A" and "D" keys while holding "W" key will boost you to speeds easily exceeding 100 m/s.


Product description

The RoveMax Model 3 was developed in total secrecy by Kerbal Motion's R&D team over the course of a year and a half. When it was finally revealed to the company's chairman, he stared in shock, screamed 'WHY', and subsequently dropped dead on the spot.

Kerbal Motion LLC

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Utility to Ground
0.22
  • Renamed from RoveMax Model 3 to RoveMax Model XL3
0.19
  • Initial release