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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 [[Wobbling|wobble]]. Currently{{check version||0.24.2}} it is a dragless and [[massless part]].
 
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 [[Wobbling|wobble]]. Currently{{check version||0.24.2}} it is a dragless and [[massless part]].
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== Product description ==
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|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.
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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
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Note that struts will automatically detach from both attached parts when one of those parts is lost via [[stage|staging]] or [[Docking|undocking]].
 
Note that struts will automatically detach from both attached parts when one of those parts is lost via [[stage|staging]] or [[Docking|undocking]].
  
== Product description ==
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[[File:Strut Experiment 1.png|400px|thumbnail|center|Experimenting with struts]]
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|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.
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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.
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== Changes ==
 
== Changes ==

Revision as of 17:37, 5 November 2015

EAS-4 Strut Connector
Part image
Structural Support by
Kerlington Model Rockets and Paper Products Inc
Cost (total) 42.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t [N 1]
Drag 0.02 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research General construction.png General Construction
Unlock cost 2 800 Funds
Since version 0.9
Part configuration strutConnector

  1. 1.0 1.1 The mass and drag are from the part config, but the game handles it massless/dragless.


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[outdated] it is a dragless and massless part.

Product description

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.

Usage

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.

Note that struts will automatically detach from both attached parts when one of those parts is lost via staging or undocking.

Experimenting with struts

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.

Changes

0.90
  • Struts completely overhauled - Both starting and ending connection are no longer always parallel to each other
0.24
  • Cost reduced from Black money.png250 to Black money.png42, and made meaningful
0.9
  • Initial release