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Atmospheric Thrusters Balance

Discussion in 'Balancing' started by Thales M., Nov 17, 2015.

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  1. Thales M. Junior Engineer

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    Small Ship
    Small Atmospheric Thruster 701kW, 5336kg lift at 0.9g = 7.61kg per kW
    Large Atmospheric Thruster 2400kW, 28700kg lift at 0.9g = 11.96kg per kW

    - Large one is %57.2 better at power consumption
    - Small one is %67.3 better at thrust area (3x3 vs 1x1)

    Large Ship
    Small Atmospheric Thruster 2.36MW, 29500kg lift at 0.9g = 12.5kg per kW
    Large Atmospheric Thruster 16.36MW, 382000kg lift at 0.9g = 23.3kg per kW

    - Large one is %86.4 better at power consumption
    - Large one is %43.9 better at thrust area (3x3 vs 1x1)


    Small ship atmospheric thursters are a bit different than large ship ones. Will it change in the future?

    Edit1: I made this experiment on Mars at x3 inventory settings.
    Edit2: I didn't take into account thruster mass above. Both (large and small ship) large atmo thruster has 8 times more mass than small one.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  2. mhalpern Senior Engineer

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    Remember there are 3 dimensions small atmo thrusters are 1x1x3 put that into your calculations
     
  3. Thales M. Junior Engineer

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    That is thruster volume. I mentioned thrust area because of thruster damage. You can put 9 small atmo thursters in a pack to the size of large atmo thurster even if large one is 15 times bigger than small one.
     
  4. mhalpern Senior Engineer

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    usually thruster damage isn't a huge concern.
     
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