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As we are working on SR2, we are leveraging as much as we can from SimplePlanes. This unassuming part has been an absolute game-changer in SimplePlanes.

It's a simple motor that can drive rotation between two connected parts. Players have used it in SimplePlanes to make things like swept wings, retractable landing gear, rotating turrets, and even walking robots. Here's a rocket where I connected the side boosters to rotators that respond to roll:

Like most other parts, the rotator has several properties that can be customized in the game. You'll have the ability to change its speed, range of motion, activation group, etc. You can also connect it to any available input axis, which allows making very complicated designs.


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    Yes we know SR is your real baby & SP is the redheaded loudmouth @AndrewGarrison

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    SR is the 1970 Chevelle & SP the '72.... emissions or something...

    2.2 years ago
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    Built-in infernal robotics. Yes please.

    +1 5.6 years ago
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    R.I.P KSP

    +1 5.7 years ago
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    21.3k Rafaele

    KSP is doomed...

    +3 5.8 years ago
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    Hah forget KSP

    6.0 years ago
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    Please add delay tot he rotators so we can make Gear doors

    6.0 years ago
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    at least you can get a peek at the parachutes

    6.1 years ago
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    Lol, I use them in free spin to make accurate to real world suspension for vechicles, flaps, walkers, vechile aircontroll, idk, I've taken land vechile building way too far in SP.

    6.1 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Will the rotators act like reaction wheels?

    6.3 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Ok, nice to know.

    6.3 years ago
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    @SecretGmG The command pod has a gyro built into it.

    +1 6.3 years ago
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    Would it be possible to use the rotators as gyros??
    Or will There be any Gyros soon?

    6.3 years ago
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    144 Ryn176

    @AndrewGarrison Wait.. THERE IS BASE MODE?! YEAAYYYYY! (so, no more disableBaseMesh = True?, also add this to sp..)

    6.3 years ago
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    @GermanWarMachine Yep

    6.4 years ago
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    3,462 tsampoy

    @AndrewGarrison I bet people will make planes in SR 2, and rockets in SP.

    +1 6.4 years ago
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    3,462 tsampoy

    (dancing rocket XD)

    6.4 years ago
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    563 MyMessage

    I’M WAITING!!!!!! I’M BEING VERY PATIENT!!! AS U CAN SEE!!! @AndrewGarrison

    6.4 years ago
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    563 MyMessage

    Umm it’s Monday!!!

    @AndrewGarrison

    6.4 years ago
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    @Victor039 Yes. We are going to port over wings from SimplePlanes so you can make space planes.

    +2 6.4 years ago
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    102 Victor039

    @AndrewGarrison will you be able to build spaceplanes like shuttle replicas and stuff, and will there be aerodynamics?

    +2 6.4 years ago
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    This game looks to be amazing

    +1 6.4 years ago
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    The game is looking really cool Andrew. You did a great job with Simplerockets 1 and I am sure you will do the same here, I cant wait for the next monday!!

    6.4 years ago
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    Will it be able to turn 360° and act like a wheel? @AndrewGarrison

    6.4 years ago
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    588 Awsomur

    Oof, going to have to renew my gym membership. @AndrewGarrison

    6.4 years ago
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    0 JPGSP

    that reminds me when i played ksp and put boosters in a tilted position and then it started to turn and rip the ship appart

    6.4 years ago
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