Talk:TR-XL Stack Separator

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Bug regarding “engine”-Feature

User:Jwilman mentioned that it is a bug, that the TR-XL Stack Separator provides “thrust”. Now I'm not sure why this is a bug/physically wrong. It is like an explosive which propels in both directions (while Decouplers only in one direction). In space nothing should happen, but on ground it ejects from the ground and additionally ejects everything on the other side (so the other side would get twice as much acceleration). Now it is independent if there are other separators on the “payload” side. And it should work even in midair (as this is like “in space”). Depending on how much weight it propels (the ignited separator get pushed down while the payload gets pushed up by a fraction of it, isn't this Newtons 3rd law). — xZise [talk] 13:53, 27 May 2013 (CDT)

I don't think this is really a bug, it's just how Separators work. They're basically two decouplers facing opposite directions on top of each other. Thus they provide double propulsion power. The reason why they do propel stuff in the first place is because they use explosives to disconnect the stage. Also they have to somehow move the debris away to avoid collisions. --dgelessus (talk, contribs) 15:35, 27 May 2013 (CDT)
I agree with xZise.Decouplers all have their own force, but I'm not sure about the "double power thing," though. Again, each decoupler/separator has its own force, declared in its part.cfg file. Naet (talk) 14:53, 1 August 2014 (CDT)