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This parachute behaves exactly like the [[Mk16 Parachute]], but masses 50% more. Because the way how drag works, it the drag is greater with a higher mass, thus this parachute is more efficient. On the other hand the [[Mk16-XL Parachute]] masses twice as much as the Mk2-R generating an even higher drag.
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This parachute behaves exactly like the [[Mk16 Parachute]], but masses 50% more. Because KSP gives high drag to objects with higher mass, this parachute is more efficient. On the other hand the [[Mk16-XL Parachute]] masses twice as much as the Mk2-R generating even higher drag.
  
 
Don't forget that parachute's efficiency depends of atmospheric density, so it won't work or even deploy in vacuum (including Munar landing).
 
Don't forget that parachute's efficiency depends of atmospheric density, so it won't work or even deploy in vacuum (including Munar landing).

Revision as of 01:57, 8 April 2014

Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute
Part image
Parachute by
Found lying by the side of the road
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 400.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.22
Max. Temp. 2500 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 2 800 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration parachuteMk2-R
Semi-deploy drag 1
Semi-deploy trigger 0.04 atm
Fully-deploy drag 500
Fully-deploy trigger 1000 m AGL
Max. Temp chute 650 K
Testing Environments
On the surface × No
In the ocean × No
On the launchpad × No
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging ✓ Yes
Manually testable × No


The Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute is a parachute which is placed on the side of a rocket instead of the tip like most other parachutes.

Usage

This parachute behaves exactly like the Mk16 Parachute, but masses 50% more. Because KSP gives high drag to objects with higher mass, this parachute is more efficient. On the other hand the Mk16-XL Parachute masses twice as much as the Mk2-R generating even higher drag.

Don't forget that parachute's efficiency depends of atmospheric density, so it won't work or even deploy in vacuum (including Munar landing).

Description

A parachute comparable to the Mk16-XL chute, but which is placed radially instead of attached on top of something.

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Changes

0.18
  • Initial release