Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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[Mexpex] Heavy Landing Gear
Type: Mod
Mod category: Block
File Size
26.671 MB
Oct 2, 2015 @ 5:19pm
Oct 13, 2015 @ 2:00pm
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[Mexpex] Heavy Landing Gear

Heavy Landing Gear Mod by Mexpex

This landing gear mod includes the following blocks:

-Heavy Landing gear (Static)-
Works like a normal landing gear but will be able to take a beating compared to vanilla landing gears (Mexpex quality engineering ;) )

-Heavy LandingGear (Piston)-
Works like a piston but got the landing gear design. Since it isnt a landing gear you need to keep it in place using gravity, either by using the mass blocks or by using the enhanced gravity generator mod (read notes and issues)

-Surface Lock Addon-
The addon works as a normal landing gear but is designed to blend in to the design of the HLG(Piston) in order to make it lock onto surfaces.

--Notes about usage--
When using the piston LG the stability and reliability is increased by doing two things:
-Use a low extend speed
-Use more than one to lift a ship since the pressure gets devided on all of them.
Been doing tests using both mass blocks and the enhanced gravity generator script. I dont know the precise weight limit / piston, but if you use too few and activate the grav script they might break.
4 Pistons were able to lift Big red(2.6Mkg) wihtout problem using the grav script and didnt break when activated.

Due to the recent rework of landing gears you cant use the piston version to lock on to stations. if you do it the top part of the piston will break from the main part. Works on asteroids, small and large ships.

Trying to pull a heavy object using the piston + addon will probably result in the top of the piston top breaking. (need more testing of small ships and max weight)

Piston Mirroring

Survival - Yes
DX9 - Yes
DX11 - Yes
Colorable - Yes
Small and large - Yes

To do:
Lod steps
Model Optimization
Small piston version - Done
Longer piston
Bigger piston ;O
Small Ship going large piston - Done

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Golden Dragon Feb 8 @ 12:24pm 
I wait it's update too :(
Azirahael Feb 5 @ 10:01pm 
Can we also have a really big one? Like the SSGL size but for large grid?
Larcova Nov 25, 2017 @ 11:19am 
I absolutely love this mod, but it desperately needs an update. In single-player, the gear works fine. In multiplayer, they appear to function normally for the host (most of the time), but other players don't see the gear extend or retract; they tend to just wiggle in place and cause the entire ship to shake or rubber-band all over the place. Even when the host says they are extended and touching the ground properly, other players' games don't see the collision between the invisible gear and the ground, so the ship just sort of belly-flops.....and continues flopping around like a fish, even when shut down.

And don't even get me started on the surface-lock addon.....locking onto another grid (i.e., a fighter landing on a mothership) will cause strange problems for both grids.

Again, I think this mod is fantastic, but I wouldn't use it until Mexpex gets around to updating it.
Anubis Nov 22, 2017 @ 11:58am 
now we need hydraulics in landing gear.
TEGC Quantum Nov 21, 2017 @ 4:00pm 
Is it just me or is the piston landing gear broken now? I can't get it to reverse...
-A- Jan Gaarni Jul 17, 2017 @ 11:47am 
God will this ever be a working thing in Space engineers I wonder? :D :p

Just wanted to say, loved this mod for as long as it was working ... more or less. :)
Tok'ra Apr 8, 2017 @ 3:19am 
Update mod please, becouse ships flying down
Joergitech Apr 6, 2017 @ 8:57am 
hope for a update
Kam Solastor Apr 5, 2017 @ 9:46am 
For some reason the gear isn't locking for me (Heavy Landing Gear (Static)). I put 5 of them on a small fighter I'm working on, and tried to get it to land and lock onto a landing pad I have, and even though I'm 'landed' the gear will not lock at all, to anything. I've tried with Autolock on, off, manually attempting to lock - nothing.
Pred Mar 30, 2017 @ 7:29pm 
Do NOT use the piston landing gear on survival, It exploded my ship and hangar... twice :P