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Triangle thruster

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Triangle thruster
Type Thrusters
Function Generates propulsion

Size 144×144×144 cm
Mass 11,512.05 (approx.)
Volume 1,156.99 kv
Corrosion resistance 350

Input / Output
Electric input
  • 96.2 e/s (all T1)
  • 84.1 e/s (all T2)
  • 136.1 e/s (all T3)

Propellant input
  • 27.864 p/s (all T1)
  • 24.369 p/s (all T2)
  • 35.239 p/s (all T3)

Thrust power
  • 300,000 (all T1)
  • 330,000 (all T2)
  • 390,000 (all T3)

Modular interfaces 3
Device interfaces 1

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Triangle thruster combustion chamber, tier 1.png
Triangle thruster nozzle, tier 2.png
Thruster electricity converter, tier 2 updated.png
Thruster gas converter, tier 2 updated.png

Triangle thrusters are a type of thruster which are uniquely modular: Each triangle thruster has three ports on its sides, through which it can share propellant, power, and thrust states with adjacent triangle thrusters. Each bank of connected triangle thrusters requires only one device base for all of the thrusters contained within it, but it does come at the cost of some fine control as the thrusters within a group cannot fire individually. Important: Renaming adjacent triangle thrusters into separate groups will not make them fire individually, rather it will cause significant issues.

Basic information

Triangle thrusters are composed of five distinct components:

  • The body, which houses the other components and provides convenient mounting surfaces. The body also holds two of the modular ports.
  • The chamber, which burns propellant to produce thrust. The chamber holds the final modular port.
  • The nozzle, which channels the exhaust out of the chamber (thus producing thrust). Any tier of nozzle is compatible with any tier of body.
  • The electricity converter, which converts power from generators and batteries into power usable by the thruster. Any tier of electricity converter is compatible with any tier of body.
  • The propellant converter, which prepares propellant to be burnt. Any tier of propellant converter is compatible with any tier of body.

Despite their relatively low thrust power per unit, the modularity and ease-of-use that triangle thrusters offer is unmatched, though one does need to be careful to properly protect grouped thrusters as the destruction of just a few units can cause a total disruption of the entire thruster bank. 2 triangle thrusters exceeds the amount of thrust from a single box thruster while saving on space, so they are common on cheap short range shuttles or as part of the main thrust on massive freighters where propellant is not a concern.

Device fields

Triangle thruster body

YOLOL field description range
ThrusterState Requested output of the thruster 0 - 10 000
ThrusterCurrentThrust Current output of the thruster 0 - 10 000

To learn more about how to use fields, consult these wiki pages:

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