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Parts Expansion Required
Some or all of the features on this page require the Parts Expansion in-app purchase.

Rover Wheels are two types of attachable wheels that can be used to move rovers and other stuff around on celestial bodies.

The two types of wheels mainly differ in size (2×2 and 3×3) and the maximum ground speed (6 m/s and 15 m/s).

Large wheels seem to be able to overlap with other parts, and full squares on their corners can be obstructed without them becoming unbuildable, but they will collide if not part of the same vehicle.

The small variant is free, but the large variant requires the Parts Expansion.

Building Tricks

Example of a landboat

  • Landboat
    • One can make large wheels stick out slightly through fairings by placing the wheels right next to the sides of the fairing on the inside. Combined with the fairing attachment trick (mentioned in fairing page), allows the player to make landboats. The Unbreakable Parts cheat is recommended for this one since the fairing bumps into terrain a lot.

Trivia

  • Small wheels break when moving at more than 30 m/s downward.
  • Although the game indicates that the maximum velocity of large rover wheels are 15 m/s, they can reach speeds of 17.9 m/s while going downhill in version 1.4.06.
  • Prior to being patched in 1.35, rover wheels could work without capsules or probes. 1.35 also made them require electric power to work. The requirement was removed in 1.5 due to the electricity rework. For more detailed info look at Version History.
  • Before 1.5, wheels used to consume energy (1 unit for small, 2 units for big).
  • Wheels can be used as balls and they are indestructible when impacting the ground. They can also used as projectiles along with side separators.
Parts
Basics ParachuteCapsuleHeat ShieldSeparatorFuel TanksHawk EngineValiant EngineKolibri EngineRCS ThrustersSide SeparatorAerodynamic Nose ConeLanding Leg
6 Wide 6 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
8 Wide 8 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
10 Wide Fuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
12 Wide Fuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
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 PanelFuel Pipe
Currently removed in Version 1.5
BatteryRTG
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