AAA Ion Tuk-tuk
by Core
uploaded 2017-02-28
mod rover
#tuk #tuk-tuk #ion #xenon #rover


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 41
  • Mods: 3


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  • Stock Extension
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A mod aircraft called AAA Ion Tuk-tuk. Built with 41 of the finest parts, its root part is probeCoreCube.

I love making ion rovers! They are useless on Kerbin, but in low atmosphere and/or low gravity environments, they can be amazing, not needing to be hindered by slow rover wheels.
However, xenon is expensive, and ion engines require tons of electricity. I have made motorcycle ion rovers in the past, but a simple screw up can result in you getting scraped into the ground. So this time, I decided to make a Tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled motor cart from Just Cause 2. The extra wheel increases stability, in comparison to my ion motorcycles, and the roof gives a good place for solar panels.
I have managed to push it up to 150 M/s, but the rover tends to wipe out. From one such wipe-out, my test Kerbal ended up getting voided (lost in space), somehow launching out of the Mun’s orbit at over 2,000 M/s.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

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