Inline Clamp-O-Tron

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Inline Clamp-O-Tron
Part image
Docking port by
Found lying by the side of the road
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 700.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.30 t
Drag 0.08
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Composites.png Composites
Unlock cost 9800 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration dockingPortInline

The Inline Clamp-O-Tron is a docking port on the side of the vessel. Until version 0.20 it was named Hull-mounted Clamp-O-Tron. Like the Clamp-O-Tron Shielded Docking Port it must be opened before docking.

Usage

The Inline Clamp-O-Tron ready to dock

It allows other parts to be placed on either side, so that the craft can maintain a streamlined profile, and also allows the crew move through. It is not so durable as the Mk2 Clamp-O-Tron, and has the same empty weight, doesn't have monopropellant tank built in, so in case of building an Mk2 fuselage based craft, that is more preferable to use.

If this part is the docking component of the active vessel when you are performing the docking operation, you will really want to use the control from here function to ensure that the controls and navball are effected relative to the docking port itself.

Product description

The Inline Clamp-O-Tron was an accidental invention, created after an engineer (who really should have been wearing his glasses) incorrectly interpreted the Shielded Clamp-O-Tron's blueprints. Still, the rest of the team very much liked the idea of a sideways-pointing docking port with its own aerodynamic shell, so he patented the design. He still refuses to admit it wasn't intentional.

Changes

0.24

  • Mass reduced from 1.0 to 0.3
  • Drag reduced from 0.25 to 0.08

0.23.5

  • Mass increased from 0.125 to 1.0

0.20

  • Part renamed to Inline Clamp-O-Tron

0.18

  • Initial Release