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[Christmas release] Tardigrade Expedition Vehicle

119k Hyperloop  6 months ago

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The Tardigrade is a highly modularized heavy-duty vehicle platform, dedicated to performing conveyance and expedition under the most extreme conditions. Benefit from platform sharing, the Tardigrade is able to switch its modules and prepare for different tasks efficiently. With the offroad enhanced amphibians package, decompression chamber design and in-wheel motor drive technology, the Tardigrade conquers almost any terrain, even on planets where no roads were laid and no atmosphere was found.
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User manual:
AG1: N/A
AG2: N/A
AG3: N/A
AG4: boat mode
AG5: running light
AG6: high beam
AG7: N/A
AG8: engine on/cut
Flare: Signaling flare (1km height)
Trim: decompression chamber door
VTOL: extend docking hatch
Landing-gear: parking brake

yaw: front wheel steering (yaw in boat mode)
roll: rear wheel steering (roll in boat mode)
pitch: power/drive/reverse
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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 8.5ft (2.6m)
  • Length 28.1ft (8.6m)
  • Height 10.5ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,547lbs (8,866kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.379
  • Wing Loading 139.7lbs/ft2 (682.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 139.9ft2 (13.0m2)
  • Drag Points 7645


  • Number of Parts 919
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    239 TOMJeb117

    When will the space shuttle thing come out?

    7 days ago
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    239 TOMJeb117

    Where are you!!@Hyperloop

    11 days ago
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    I was going to try this in water, but (see my forum post for more details) all my custom and discovered locations were deleted.

    5 months ago
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    Super cool!

    +1 6 months ago
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    18.0k tsampoy

    Very epic design!

    +2 6 months ago
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    I literally love this thing. The interior is one of the best I’ve ever seen! It drives great (except for maybe the fact that it can go 300+ mph; but that isn’t a BAD thing.) and boats better! I want one in real life.

    +3 6 months ago
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    Got one for Santa

    6 months ago
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    No problem.

    6 months ago
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    119k Hyperloop

    @EternalDarkness That will be great. Thank you!

    6 months ago
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    @Hyperloop I can test your next build before upload so I can give you more useful advice for such minor tweaks before the build is publicly posted. Just tag me on builds you want tested while they are still under 1250 parts.

    6 months ago
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    119k Hyperloop

    @EternalDarkness Thanks for the advice, will nudge them later. I tried to find a balance between power/brake and climbing traction, work out nothing :-( if anyone could help will be appreciated!

    +1 6 months ago
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    This is one very good looking build. However, I have a few tips regarding functionality:
    - Engine and brakes should be much weaker. A truck this big shouldn't have a sports car acceleration and deceleration.
    - Side doors should open on Ag input (input = Activate1) and extending tunnels should be enabled by the same activation group with zeroOnDeactivate = True, so they can't extend when the door is closed or stay open when the door closes.

    +5 6 months ago
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    Gorgeous m8

    +1 6 months ago