LY-10 Small Landing Gear

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LY-10 Small Landing Gear
Part image
Landing gear by
LightYear Tire Company
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 600.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.05 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 2600 K
Impact Tolerance 50 m/s
Research Advanced landing.png Landing
Unlock cost 3 800 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration LandingGear
Retractable ✓ Yes
Brake torque 4.0 kNm
Steering range 30.0
Max. speed {{{speed}}} m/s
Electricity used {{{elec}}} ⚡/s


The LY-10 Small Landing Gear (formerly known as the Small Gear Bay) is a retractable wheel primarily used on atmospheric planes, but may may be used on other objects that need to roll.

Usage

The LY-10 Small Landing Gear allows planes to roll on the ground instead of sliding and (most likely) exploding. They can also be used to create rovers that roll on planet surfaces. Since 0.18, the Small Gear Bay comes with electric lights, but these lights don't drain energy.

Despite the game presenting them among the rover wheel parts in the editors, there are some important differences between them. The landing gear wheels do not have motors, so vehicles using them must have another means of acceleration. Since planes usually have jet or rocket engines, this does not pose as much of an issue. On the other hand, since they are designed to support planes during their takeoff or landing runs, they can withstand a vastly higher ground speed than rover wheels, needing over 200 m/s to break.

Unlike landing legs, the LY-10 Small Landing Gear is a physicsless part so their the mass and drag is not counted by the physics engine as of 0.23.5. Because of that their drag does not differ between the extended and retracted state, so there is no benefit to retracting them other than for cosmetic use.

As of the 0.23 update, the LY-10 Small Landing Gear has the ability to steer, allowing sharper turns on the ground. This can be toggled either through tweakables or in flight.

Product description

High performance retractable landing gear. Comes with shock absorber, steering and a built-in spotlight.

Changes

1.0
  • Renamed part
0.23
  • Steering unlock option added
0.18
  • Electrical lights added
0.15
  • Initial release

Notes