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Larger .625 meter fuel tanks.

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Whenever I build a probe, it is always a pain to have to place every single Oscar-B fuel tank. My suggestion is, why not have a tank that is double the fuel, weight, and length to cut down on part count and building time? For example, since the Oscar-B weighs 0.078675 tons when full (from the wiki), has 5.735 fuel and 7 oxidizer (also from the wiki), then the new tank will weigh 0.15735 tons, have 11.47 fuel, and 14 oxidizer.

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You should Alt Click - It can help with multiple tanks

It still gives your vehicle a much higher part count - not to mention if you want to transfer fuel you have to individual transfer fuel in and out of every tiny tank.

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Whenever I build a probe, it is always a pain to have to place every single Oscar-B fuel tank. My suggestion is, why not have a tank that is double the fuel, weight, and length to cut down on part count and building time? For example, since the Oscar-B weighs 0.078675 tons when full (from the wiki), has 5.735 fuel and 7 oxidizer (also from the wiki), then the new tank will weigh 0.15735 tons, have 11.47 fuel, and 14 oxidizer.

Agreed. Each part size has different tank lengths, like the new 3.75m fuel tanks have full size, half size, and quarter size. It seems reasonable to have at least three sizes for .625m parts. Visual differentiation between the sizes would be nice, too.

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I support for this suggestion.

And it's great that the mod-community can fill these gaps for those who want it now.

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Okay, this is more a half-suggestion/half-question: Wouldn't the Stretchy Tanks mod go down to .625? That might be the solution you need, unless you want to stay stock, which I perfectly understand. I do the same thing (except for Engineer and Chatterer)

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If you need enough fuel for Oscar-B or Round-8 tanks to be bothersome, why not just use a 1.25m tank? The FL-T100 is only 9 times the capacity of an Oscar-B, and if that is too much you only had a small single digit number of tanks to place anyway. The single tank makes fuel transfers unnecessary, and if you intended to refuel it overkill delta-v doesn't harm it any.

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If you need enough fuel for Oscar-B or Round-8 tanks to be bothersome, why not just use a 1.25m tank? The FL-T100 is only 9 times the capacity of an Oscar-B, and if that is too much you only had a small single digit number of tanks to place anyway. The single tank makes fuel transfers unnecessary, and if you intended to refuel it overkill delta-v doesn't harm it any.

Yeah, I agree with this. I don't understand the need for larger 0.625m tanks when there are small 1.25m tanks. If you need more than 2-3 Oscar-B's, I don't know where there'd be trouble with adding a FLT-100 and staging it.

And I don't think there should be dedicated 0.625m torque wheels either. If you need more torque that badly, add another probe core or use RCS.

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Yeah, I agree with this. I don't understand the need for larger 0.625m tanks when there are small 1.25m tanks. If you need more than 2-3 Oscar-B's, I don't know where there'd be trouble with adding a FLT-100 and staging it.

And I don't think there should be dedicated 0.625m torque wheels either. If you need more torque that badly, add another probe core or use RCS.

at that rate, why have .625 probe cores/engines/chutes/decouplers??? while at the moment I don't complain too heavily on there being only one size (I wish there were quarter, half, and full sizes. the Oscar-b being the quarter) I do have the issue that they cant be radially mounted in my game... though this may be a product of "editor extentions" because since then, my materials bays cant be rotated on axis while trying to mount them radially...

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Yes. And they could add a 0.625m torque wheel too.

i got one on my todo list for the half meter parts pack, but i havent been feeling very artistic lately.

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RLA Stockalike has them and it would be nice for Squad to one day catch on. :)

RLA stockalike needs to follow KSPX and get integrated. It has too much great stuff not to be.

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