| Decoupler by |
C7 Aerospace Division
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||70 m/s|
|Research||High Altitude Flight|
|Unlock cost||6 800|
|Part configuration|| structuralPylon|
|Ejection momentum||2500 Ns|
|On the surface||Yes|
|In the ocean||Yes|
|On the launchpad||Yes|
|In the atmosphere||Yes|
|In an orbit||No|
|On an escape||No|
|Test by staging||Yes|
The Structural Pylon is a radial decoupler intended for use on spaceplanes. It is not much different from the TT-38K Radial Decoupler (other than a lower ejection force); however, it has a much more sturdy and aerodynamic look to it. Even though it has been intended for placement on spaceplane fuselages, it still can work very well on vertical space vessels. It had a strangely high impact tolerance before the 1.0 update.
Despite their sturdy appearance, joints using structural pylons are very flexible. This can be exploited to create all-stock rotor bearings.
|“||A structural Pylon for engine Support. Designed to fit against fuselages, and hull bodies. Comes Equipped with emergency bolts to separate jet engines in the event of fire or catastrophic failure. (Not covered by warranty)||”|
Differences with normal decouplers
The part configuration for this part has two special properties. Although the impact tolerance is set to 999 there is a comment that it used to be 20. Two decoupler specific definitions are commented out, which result in a blank icon in the staging sequence. It is also the only decoupler that does not leave a visible residue.
- Initial release