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Thruster
Thruster
Minimum Tech: 1
Classification: -

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Thrusters provide basic force in a given direction, and are only activated when the movement key is pressed that corresponds to the direction they are facing (relative to the pilot; the thrusters that begin facing forwards will be the ones to respond to forward controls, etc.). Each successive tier of Thruster has greater thrust, with armor increasing in smaller and smaller percentages at each successive tier. Every second tier also has a larger footprint, making them difficult to replace when adding new Thrusters.

UsageEdit

Thrusters are primarily used to propel hovercraft and land vehicles beyond their normal maximum speed while improving acceleration. The smaller, lower tier thrusters are also useful for improving turning characteristics on all classes of vehicles, they are especially important at improving pitching on small aircraft with less than five wing surfaces. However, more thrusters does not necessarily mean more speed, since the faster a vehicle moves, the more air friction the vehicle is subject to. This effect is particularly visible on aircraft, which can fly at almost the same speed with four or eight thrusters per arbitrary amount of weight. The acceleration, however, is always improved with additional thrust, however, additional thrusters allow damage to be sustained without penalty to the user, if all thrusters are well placed.

StatsEdit

Tier RP GC Weight Shield-th Thrust RoboRank Microchip24x20 Tl
T2 292 25 5 214 90,677N 28.00 11 Tl1012
T3 754 35 7.5 434 133,333N 75.00 12 Tl2?
T4 1,711 55 10 801 176,000N 203.00 13 Tl323
T5 3,724 85 12.5 1,372 218,667N 547.00 14 Tl430
T6 7,354 125 15 2,200 261,333N 1,465.00 15 Tl537
T7 13,679 200 17.5 3,319 304,000N 3,906.00 16 Tl646
T8 26,615 330 20 4,723 346,667N 10,376.00 17 Tl758
T9 47,377 545 22.5 6,348 389,333N 27,466.00 18 Tl872
T10 86,416 905 25 8,058 432,000N 72,479.00 19 Tl988

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