LY-05 Steerable Landing Gear

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LY-05 Steerable Landing Gear
Part image
by
LightYear Tire Company
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 150.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2-0.3
Max. Temp. 1000 K
Impact Tolerance 325 m/s
Research Aviation.png Aviation
Unlock cost 1500 Fund
Since version 1.0
Part configuration LandingGear
Retractable × No
Brake torque × No
Steering range 30.0
Max. speed {{{speed}}} m/s
Electricity used {{{elec}}} ⚡/s

The LY-05 Steerable Landing Gear is a part introduced in version 1.0.

This landing gear contains a small electric motor that produces a small amount of forward thrust (and consumes a large amount of electric charge) when steering. It is very good for changing direction quickly, and (unlike the LY-10 Small Landing Gear) still steers well when there is no electric charge remaining.

The practical load limit for a single LY-05 wheel is about 2 tonnes on Kerbin.


Product description

Simple wheel with steering actuation. It has become evident that aerodynamic control surfaces don't offer much control while slowly taxiing on the ground. Hopefully these wheels will reduce the number of low altitude low speed collisions with buildings. And Kerbals.

LightYear Tire Company

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Utility to Ground
1.1
  • Brakes removed
1.0
  • Initial release