Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port

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Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port
Part image
Docking port by
Found lying by the side of the road
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 400.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.25
Max. Temp. 2600 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Advanced metalworks.png Advanced MetalWorks
Unlock cost 8400 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration dockingPortShielded

The Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port is a variant of the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port which is shielded on start and needs to be opened before it can be used.

Usage

The opened docking port

The shields have to be opened before starting the docking maneuver with choosing the "Open Shield" option in the window popping up by right-clicking on the part. Closing is possible by choosing the "Close Shield" option appears at opened state in this window. It is twice as heavy as its unshielded counterpart, and will only attach to other docking ports when the shield is open. According to its description, it is lot less susceptible to heat damage while traveling through the atmosphere. It does even have a higher maximum temp yet, so it is still less vulnerable to overheating. And this shielded one is even more aerodynamic than the standard Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port.

Compatibility

The Shielded docking port is the same diameter as the standard Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port, and therefore compatible with it. The different sizes of Clamp-O-Tron ports (standard, Jr. and Sr.) will not connect to each other. As it is not the only type of its class it can dock with other type docking ports like Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port, Inline Clamp-O-Tron and the Mk2 Clamp-O-Tron.

Product description

Invented after a peaceful protest against the lack of spacecraft attachment systems turned violent, the Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port allows for the firm attachment of two separate vessels. After docking, vessels can be just as easily undocked. The Shielded version has deployable fins to protect the port during ascent.

Found lying by the side of the road

Bugs

  • Sometimes the shield will not update its listed state when opened or closed.
  • This docking port is known to cause lag, probably due to the part models in the .CFG file.[citation needed]

Changes

0.18

  • Initial Release