LT-1 Landing Struts
|LT-1 Landing Struts|
| by |
Moving Parts Experts Group
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
The LT-1 Landing Strut is used as a landing support when landing vertically.
The LT-1 is connected radially and extends with the G key (default). It does not extend as far as the larger LT-2 Landing Strut, but is half as heavy.
As they are relatively short, LT-1 landing struts need to be placed low on a rocket. They do not extend far enough to be used with LV-T30, LV-T45, or the Poodle, but can reach past the LV-909 and Aerospike. A workaround with larger engines is using girders, I-beams, or panels to extend lower on the craft with a landing strut on each to contact the ground.
The maximum safe landing speed for an LT-1 landing strut is ~12 m/s. Landings with massive rockets or on rough terrain may need to be slower to avoid ripping off landing legs.
Each LT-1 leg can barely support 15 tons in Kerbin's gravity when sitting still. Each leg can absorb a gentle landing impact for a 3 ton load.
|“|| It may have been originally designed as a heavy-duty metal detector, but this landing leg certainly emphasises an important fact in surface landings: you don't need to put a crater in the ground to stop yourself!
— Moving Parts Experts Group
- Moved from Utility to Ground
- Added deployment sounds
- Revamped (new model), new deployment animation and Suspension
- Name corrected (LT-2 → LT-1), mass increased from 0.005 to 0.05.
- part file/internal behavior changed.
- Initial release