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(Just did some testing, it looks like even with LT-1 legs placed all the way down, they can't quite get clearance. It's close, though.)
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The LT-1 is connected radially and extends with the G key (Default). It does not extend as far as the larger [[LT-2 Landing Strut]], but is just half as heavy.
 
The LT-1 is connected radially and extends with the G key (Default). It does not extend as far as the larger [[LT-2 Landing Strut]], but is just half as heavy.
  
As they are relatively short, LT-1 landing struts need to be placed low on a rocket.  They do not extend far enough to be used with [[LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine|LV-T30]], [[LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine]]s or even the [[Rockomax "Poodle" Liquid Engine|Poodle]], but can reach past the [[LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine|LV-909]] and [[Toroidal Aerospike Rocket|Aerospike]].
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As they are relatively short, LT-1 landing struts need to be placed low on a rocket.  They do not extend far enough to be used with [[LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine|LV-T30]], [[LV-T45]], or even the [[Rockomax "Poodle" Liquid Engine|Poodle]], but can reach past the [[LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine|LV-909]] and [[Toroidal Aerospike Rocket|Aerospike]].
  
 
The maximum safe landing speed for an LT-1 landing strut is ~12 m/s. Landings with massive rockets or on rough terrain may need to be slower to avoid ripping off landing legs.
 
The maximum safe landing speed for an LT-1 landing strut is ~12 m/s. Landings with massive rockets or on rough terrain may need to be slower to avoid ripping off landing legs.

Revision as of 07:08, 30 November 2014

LT-1 Landing Struts
Part image
Landing leg by
Moving Parts Experts Group
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 440.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Advanced landing.png Landing
Unlock cost 2 900 Funds
Since version 0.16
Part configuration landingLegLT-1
LT-1 Landing Strut extended (left) and folded (right)

The LT-1 Landing Strut is used as a landing support when landing vertically.

Usage

The LT-1 is connected radially and extends with the G key (Default). It does not extend as far as the larger LT-2 Landing Strut, but is just half as heavy.

As they are relatively short, LT-1 landing struts need to be placed low on a rocket. They do not extend far enough to be used with LV-T30, LV-T45, or even the Poodle, but can reach past the LV-909 and Aerospike.

The maximum safe landing speed for an LT-1 landing strut is ~12 m/s. Landings with massive rockets or on rough terrain may need to be slower to avoid ripping off landing legs.

Product description

It may have been originally designed as a heavy-duty metal detector, but this Landing Leg certainly emphasises[sic] an important fact in surface landings: You don't need to put a crater in the ground to stop yourself.

Changes

0.22
  • Revamped (new model), new deployment animation and Suspension
0.18
  • Name corrected (LT-2 → LT-1), mass increased from 0.005 to 0.05.
0.17
  • part file/internal behavior changed.
0.16
  • Initial release