Rover Lander
by Mycroft_33
uploaded 2017-01-08
(updated 2017-01-10)
stock rover
#Rover #Lander #Duna #Stock #CMAU


A stock rover called Rover Lander. Built with 130 of the finest parts, its root part is fuelTank.long.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.0.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 130
  • Pure Stock

CMAU Incorporated is proud to present the beginning of a series of stock Kerbol Exploration Vehicles (KEV)! All these ships are designed to biome hop the planets they explore, and thus have multiples of every experiment! The imaginatively named Rover Lander is just that, a rover that can land itself with no separate landing stage! All YOU have to do is get this beauty to orbit of the celestial body, and then the rover can land on its own, flown by one of your pilots, of course! Designed specially to explore Duna, this amazing rover is capable of landing from a 400 by 400 orbit with half a tank of fuel left to hop over mountains if they are two steep, or of course do the ever popular leap of the canyon! Featuring sturdy landing legs to handle the impact of landings the wheels can’t this rover is both a science lander and a biome-hopping rover! Designed by our top brains for the CSA, a new and hopefully long term partner of ours, this rover carries four experiment storage modules, as well as four copies of every available experiment except the materials bay, of which it has two!

More than capable of flying around under its own power in Duna’s gravity and atmosphere, but not capable of reaching orbit after landing without refueling, this is the little rover that could! During testing, Jeb managed to remotely drive this beast 150 kilometers from its landing site before getting bored. A Snacks technician discovered Jeb pulling in air flips with the rover, and startled him so badly by yelling at him that the rover crashed upside down. Sad to say, the Kerbals in their station in orbit could not fix the poor rover on the planet below, so they urgently hushed it up and the Snacks technician suddenly and inexplicably got a gorgeous mansion… and no one heard of it again.

Power generation in full sunlight is more than the wheels usually require to drive the rover at its top speed of 45 meters per second (100.66 mph). This rover is amazingly fast at times, but the average speed over the course of the test was 32.3 m/s (72.25 mph) on a slight, 15 degree slope. The reaction wheels are fully toggleable, allowing for no worries driving and bad ass looking airtime on the many small hills of Duna. But they are very handy in flight, and help no end in stopping flips. (or in Jebs case, doing them)

This amazing rover features three probe cores, one vertical to help in the air, and one on each end so that you can drive her any direction you please! Just make sure you are controlling from the vertical probe core in air and the horizontal ones on the ground. It is highly recommended that you disable sterring on the rear wheels after you decide which direction you will be driving in, as failure to do so will result in spinouts. And speaking of probe cores, this rover also features eight drop off buoys (probe cores on a structural piece) that you can decouple at will to mark potential landing sites!

For power, it has lots of solar panels up top to charge the batteries, and in case a few break, or you are exploring a planet with less sun, you can extend other solar panels if needed. However, these do not retract, so be prudent when you deploy them. For driving at night, it has twin sets of fuel cells that are toggled manually, allowing the fuel to serve as more than your booster, and increasing driving time to cover more distance. Designed driving distance is approximately 500 kilometers, although you ought to switch out drivers before they go crazy with boredom and crash!

Order your very own impressive rover TODAY!!!

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