Slightly Dangerous - Chrysalid
by Caligari
uploaded 2016-05-19
stock rover
#Rover #lander #mining #Science #ISRU


The Chrysalid is a bit of an odd design.

My original concept was for a completely self sufficient mobile base that exploited changes made to the XL rover wheels that let them get to ridiculous speeds on battery power alone.

(While driving forward, tap the left and right turn keys, due to the tank turning programming, it puts the wheel on max torque temporarily boosting speed. If you push left then right, you basically get max torque while still moving in a relatively straight line, letting you speed up big time on battery power alone!)

While I’ve seen many round rover with a cupola on the front designs, I wanted to avoid the aesthetic, so I went with mk II bays on the side and flattened the top.

The rover has landing legs on the aft end, twin aerospike engines, a full science suite including lab, full sized ISRU, a fuel cell, gigantor solar panels, twin full sized drills and seating for 3.

The idea was to basically allow for an all-in-one vehicle that was a rover, lander and base at the same time; like a butterfly coming from its chrysalis, it would grow to suit whatever mission that could be thought up.

A stock rover/lander called Slightly Dangerous - Chrysalid. Built with 91 slightly dangerous parts, its root part is probeCoreCube.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.2.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 91
  • Pure Stock
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