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Ballast Tanks
2017-03-20, 03:12 AM
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Ballast Tanks
near-simple idea that came to me suddenly.

The Ballast Tanks for Constructables.


Essentially a new type of block (may use those old 3x3 tanks that currently in material containers) that do for ship exactly same thing, as ballast tank module does for missiles.
Possible way is automatically adjust tank's mass (to some max limit) to counter current buoyancy of whole craft and make it neutral in water.

Then we can control that via ACBs to regulate depth. Have there -1 -> 0 -> +1 slider with "-1" - full mass, "0" - neutral and "1" - empty tanks.
May use engine power for "pumps" and have buoyancy almost of empty space when empty.
Additionally have "desired depth" slider that will try to use previous one to hold itself at set depth, or just leave this for ACBs.
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Ballast Tanks - DraWay - 2017-03-20 03:12 AM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Dman1791 - 2017-03-20, 03:38 AM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Eagle - 2017-03-20, 12:15 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - DraWay - 2017-03-20, 07:27 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - ThunderPanzer - 2017-03-20, 12:26 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Eagle - 2017-03-21, 09:26 AM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Gladyon - 2017-03-21, 12:44 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - ThunderPanzer - 2017-03-21, 10:53 AM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Eagle - 2017-03-21, 11:53 AM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Richard Dastardly - 2017-03-21, 12:38 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Blothorn - 2017-03-21, 05:45 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - DraWay - 2017-03-21, 03:28 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Eagle - 2017-03-21, 04:25 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - Richard Dastardly - 2017-03-21, 05:06 PM
RE: Ballast Tanks - DraWay - 2017-03-21, 05:19 PM

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