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intro=The '''TVR-1180C Mk1 Stack Tri-Coupler''' is a unique module that allows for a single rocket to branch into 3 separate stacks. Note that [[Liquid Fuel]] flows through couplers as of the latest update.
 
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usage=The TVR-1180C is currently the only [[Coupler]] that is not a [[Decoupler]], meaning that it does not jettison anything nor does it add a stage to the rocket. It should be noted that although it branches into 3 separate stacks, they are unsupported and prone to bending/breaking if the weight and thrust are not properly distributed.
 
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attributes=*'''Mass:''' .8
 
*'''Drag:''' .3
 
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config=
 
<pre>
 
// this is a sample config file, for determining a good file format for defining part parameters
 
// comment line - ignored by cfg parser
 
// empty lines, or lines without a '=' sign are also ignored
 
// all other lines are split at the '=' sign, and the left operand is used to know what parameter we are setting
 
// diferent parameters require data in different formats (see docs), and each module has it's own parameters (again, see docs)
 
// each assignment must be in a single line. Lines without assignments will be ignored. (You CAN turn on word wrap, though)
 
// each keyword here relates to an existing variable in the assigned module. If the keyword isn't found, it is ignored.
 
// conversely, if a keyword is left unassigned (as in not in the file), it will be initialized with it's default value
 
// This is done automatically, so any public variable defined in the loaded module can be accessed this way (provided it's value can be parsed)
 
  
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The '''TVR-1180C Mk1 Stack Tri-Coupler''' is an adapter that allows for a single rocket to branch into 3 separate stacks.
  
// --- general parameters ---
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== Usage ==
name = stackTriCoupler
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All nodes on the TVR-1180C are 1.25 meters (small). As with all adapters, [[liquid fuel]] will flow through it. Despite the similar name, the TVR-1180C is not a [[decoupler]]; it does not jettison anything nor does it add a stage to the rocket. It branches into 3 separate stacks, but they are unsupported and prone to bending or breaking if the weight and thrust are not properly distributed. Rockets incorporating a tri-coupler are also likely to [[Wobbling|wobble]], unless the stacks are opportunely bound together with [[EAS-4 Strut Connector]]s. The tricoupler is also subtly asymmetrical, so rockets must have control options to correct for induced pitch, yaw, and/or roll. The tricoupler has non-standard (0.3 instead of 0.2) drag, meaning it should be placed behind the center of mass.
module = Strut
 
author = HarvesteR
 
  
// --- asset parameters ---
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Another, unconventional use of this part is as a landing 'foot' - when landing very large craft (such as bases), the stock landing legs aren't big or powerful - using the strut parts as 'legs' and the tricoupler as a 'foot', you can artificially make your own landing leg!
mesh = triCoupler.DAE
 
scale = 0.1
 
texture = main.png
 
specPower = 0.1
 
rimFalloff = 3
 
alphaCutoff = 0.0
 
  
// --- node definitions ---
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== Product description ==
// definition format is Position X, Position Y, Position Z, Up X, Up Y, Up Z
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{{Quote
node_stack_top = -0.164909, 3.17728, -0.651178, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0
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|The Stack Tricoupler! If your stack is lacking in awesomeness, this is the tool for you! Just remember that this is not a decoupler, and won't separate stages.
node_stack_bottom01 = -5.92117, -2.65185, 2.6722, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0
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}}
node_stack_bottom02 = 5.59136, -2.65185, 2.6722, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0
 
node_stack_bottom03 = -0.164909, -2.65185, -7.29794, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0
 
  
// --- FX definitions ---
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== Variants ==
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As of {{version|1.6}} this adapter has three textures that can be switched in the editor.
  
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{{multiple image
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|align=left
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|width=200
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|image1=TVR-1180C_Dark.png
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|alt1=Dark variant
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|image2=TVR-1180C_White.png
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|alt2=White variant
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|image3=TVR-1180C_Orange.png
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|alt3=Orange variant
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|footer=The different variants of the adapter
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}}
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{{clear|left}}
  
// --- editor parameters ---
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== Changes ==
cost = 680
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;[[1.6]]
category = 2
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* New model and texture
subcategory = 0
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* Added 3 variants
title = TVR-1180C Mk1 Stack Tri-Coupler
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;[[0.18]]
//manufacturer = O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises
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* New model and texture
description = The Stack Tricoupler! If your stack is lacking in awesomeness, this is the tool for you! Just remember that this is not a decoupler, and won't separate stages.
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;[[0.16]]
 
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* Mass reduced from 0.8 to 0.3 (part rebalancing)
// attachment rules: stack, srfAttach, allowStack, allowSrfAttach, allowCollision
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;[[0.15]]
attachRules = 1,0,1,0,0
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* (Undocumented part of fuel flow changes) added NoCrossFeedNodeKey = bottom (keeps fuel from flowing FROM the bottom nodes to prevent stack imbalances and such)
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;[[0.8.5]]
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* Replaced tricoupler textures and UV mapping (UV map by Dippeggs)
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;[[0.8.1]]
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* Fuel can now flow through Strut parts like the tricoupler
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;[[0.8]]
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* (Bug fix) VAB placement bug with tricouplers and fuel tanks (and decouplers)
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;[[0.7.3]]
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* Initial Release
  
// stack symmetry is required if parts are to attach symmetrically onto this one. possible values are 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
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{{Parts}}
stackSymmetry = 2
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[[Category:Adapters]]
 
 
// --- standard part parameters ---
 
mass = 0.8
 
dragModelType = default
 
maximum_drag = 0.3
 
minimum_drag = 0.3
 
angularDrag = 3
 
crashTolerance = 12
 
maxTemp = 3400
 
 
 
 
 
// ----- DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS POINT ------
 
</pre>
 
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 27 December 2018

TVR-1180C Mk1 Stack Tri-Coupler
Part image
Adapter by
O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 680.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.15 t
Drag 0.3
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Advanced construction.png Advanced Construction
Unlock cost 2 100 Funds
Since version 0.7.3
Part configuration stackTriCoupler
Outgoing connectors 3


The TVR-1180C Mk1 Stack Tri-Coupler is an adapter that allows for a single rocket to branch into 3 separate stacks.

Usage

All nodes on the TVR-1180C are 1.25 meters (small). As with all adapters, liquid fuel will flow through it. Despite the similar name, the TVR-1180C is not a decoupler; it does not jettison anything nor does it add a stage to the rocket. It branches into 3 separate stacks, but they are unsupported and prone to bending or breaking if the weight and thrust are not properly distributed. Rockets incorporating a tri-coupler are also likely to wobble, unless the stacks are opportunely bound together with EAS-4 Strut Connectors. The tricoupler is also subtly asymmetrical, so rockets must have control options to correct for induced pitch, yaw, and/or roll. The tricoupler has non-standard (0.3 instead of 0.2) drag, meaning it should be placed behind the center of mass.

Another, unconventional use of this part is as a landing 'foot' - when landing very large craft (such as bases), the stock landing legs aren't big or powerful - using the strut parts as 'legs' and the tricoupler as a 'foot', you can artificially make your own landing leg!

Product description

The Stack Tricoupler! If your stack is lacking in awesomeness, this is the tool for you! Just remember that this is not a decoupler, and won't separate stages.

Variants

As of version 1.6 this adapter has three textures that can be switched in the editor.

Dark variant
White variant
Orange variant
The different variants of the adapter

Changes

1.6
  • New model and texture
  • Added 3 variants
0.18
  • New model and texture
0.16
  • Mass reduced from 0.8 to 0.3 (part rebalancing)
0.15
  • (Undocumented part of fuel flow changes) added NoCrossFeedNodeKey = bottom (keeps fuel from flowing FROM the bottom nodes to prevent stack imbalances and such)
0.8.5
  • Replaced tricoupler textures and UV mapping (UV map by Dippeggs)
0.8.1
  • Fuel can now flow through Strut parts like the tricoupler
0.8
  • (Bug fix) VAB placement bug with tricouplers and fuel tanks (and decouplers)
0.7.3
  • Initial Release