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Parts Expansion Required
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Fairings are lightweight aerodynamic parts. They are mainly used to increase aerodynamic effectiveness of payloads like rovers, satellites or space station modules by encasing them. They can also prevent overheating of payloads during ascent to space.Fairing shells can be deployed by tapping on them. They open in the middle and detach both sides from the spacecraft.

Removed fairing adapters.

There are 13 fairing parts with 5 primary skins and 2 secondary skins available for all fairings. The first four color available to the player are (in chronological order): Metallic, Orange, Grey, and Black. The two secondary skins are (also in chronological order😞 Flat and Striped.

In version 1.5, 6 long fairings and 1 long cone were added.

Large fairings are part of the Parts Expansion. Small fairings are free.

Uses

Building uses:

    • Rotated fairing parts can be used to make aesthetic parts like satellite dishes.
    • Low-friction coating: Covering a non-aerodynamic rocket (for instance one with solar panels or RCS thrusters) with fairings can reduce aerodynamic drag.

Trivia

  • From version 1.35 onwards, fairing shells are attached to any part directly beneath them. Tapping to open them will make them detach from anything between them, but not beneath, and attaching the same object to both will effectively prevent them from opening.

History

In 1.4, fairings were disabled, meaning they did not increase the aerodynamic effectiveness of the ship. However in 1.5, fairings were enabled, so they can increase the aerodynamic effectiveness of the ship.

Until version 1.4, there were two fairing adapters, that connected fairings of different sizes. In 1.4 and above, fairings can now connect to others with similar widths like fuel tanks, making adapters redundant, so they no longer exist.

Parts
Basics ParachuteCapsuleHawk EngineValiant EngineKolibri EngineFuel TanksSeparatorSide SeparatorAerodynamic Nose ConeLanding Leg
6 Wide 6 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksTitan EngineSeparator
8 Wide 8 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksSeparator
10 Wide Fuel TanksSeparator
12 Wide Fuel TanksSeparator
Engines Hawk EngineValiant EngineKolibri EngineTitan EngineFrontier EngineRCS ThrustersIon Engine
Aerodynamic Parts ParachuteSide ParachuteAerodynamic Nose ConeAerodynamic Fuselage
Fairings Fairing
Structural Structural Part
Other Docking PortLanding LegsIon EngineProbeRCS ThrustersWheelsSolar Panel
Currently removed in Version 1.5
BatteryRTG
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