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Stepping Motors for Rover Wheels

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One thing that bugs me in KSP is that a rover, or any vehicle with rover wheels, will tend to keep rolling after being given a short burst of throttle, because the wheels are allowed to turn when the throttle is not applied. I'm not sure if this is the case with real extra-planetary rovers, but I'm under the impression that they have some kind of stepping motor for their drive power that allows for more precise control.

I think it would be nice to have the ability to toggle the motors on KSP rover wheels to some kind of "stepping" mode- where the wheel is only allowed to rotate when throttle is applied. To me it would just feel a bit more "robotic", for lack of a better word.

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Talking about boredom ... This is good for slow moving vehicles driving a few hundred meters per month.

I want the rover wheels to act more like car wheels, so we can have exiting races.

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I like the idea in principal. But the wheel-system is completely reworked right now for version 1.1. So I am not sure, whether this would be still necessary then.

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