5m tube with hatch
by t116
uploaded 2021-08-21
stock+DLC ship
#subassembly #CustomFlag #hatch


A fully stock adition of a side hatch to a long 5M tube to turn it into a cargo bay. Makes use of custom flags (provided - save them with the original names or you will have to reset them manually).

Intended for use with deployable parts, or parts attached to a deployable part, clipped inside the cargo bay and tied to an action group and/or KAL sequence that opens/closes the hinge at the same time that the payload is deployed/retracted through the hatch (in case you didn’t notice, the hatch is actually imitation. Just like the pool water at KSC). Showcased in the album with a complete sensor/comm array (relay antenna, telescope, and survey AND surface scanners) on a piston.

Still working on the ship that is to make use of this particular piece (and the shown array. I’m fully aware that all those parts don’t need to be deployed to work, but it sure looks cooler that way.)

A stock subassembly called 5m tube w hatch. Built with 4 of the finest parts, its root part is Tube4.

Built in KSP version 1.12.2.


  • Type: Subassembly
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 4
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.2

Many of the craft I post are made with or by my 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14-old daughter - and it shows in the… peculiar humor of some of them.

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