Electric Engine

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Electric Engine
Max Stack1

Electric Engine is an interactive part in Scrap Mechanic.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Powers bearings. An engine with fixed power and adjustable speed. Can be connected to a driver’s seat or triggers.

Usage[edit | edit source]

After you place the engine, you must turn it on in order for it to work. Keep in mind, if you plan on having the engine controlled by a Driver's Seat or a trigger, you should connect it before starting the engine. If you connect an engine to bearings without connecting the engine to a control part, the engine is active, and if it isn't on the Lift, the engine will automatically start. Removing a connected control part will automatically start the engine as well.

Press E on the engine to bring up the GUI. Click and drag the slider (or press the keys to move forward/backward) to any position above OFF to activate it. The slider controls the speed of the engine, not the power (power is constant). For this reason, the engine is good for making faster, lighter vehicles. It has difficulty moving heavier vehicles, though it accelerates and decelerates much more quickly than the Gas Engine.

Closer inspection of the Electric Engine[edit | edit source]

Speed and RPM[edit | edit source]

The almost constant speed the Electric Engine tries to maintain can be measured, and therefore approximated. Please note: The engine does slow down when enough force is exerted to over-power the engine. This means the measurements listed below might not be representative for every situation because the tested parameters were observed and varied in a controlled environment.

RPM in relation to the speed-setting
Speed-Setting (not including "Off") Ticks taken to complete rotation Time taken to complete a rotation (s) Resulting RPM
1 627 15.675 3.828
2 313 7.825 7.668
3 155 3.875 15.484
4 77 1.925 31.169
5 37 0.925 64.865

It is reasonable to assume the discrepancy of the value is due to measurement errors. Thus it can be concluded, the RPM of the engine approximately doubles on each increasing setting.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

MetalBlock2.png Battery.png CircuitBoard.png ComponentKit.png
20 5 10 5

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Level Upgrade Cost Bearings Gears
1 - 2 5
2 4 Component Kit 4 7
3 6 Component Kit 6 9
4 8 Component Kit 8 11
5 10 Component Kit 10 16

History[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

  • 0.4.0
    • Added new texture.
  • 0.2.0
    • Added animation when changing power setting.

Alpha[edit | edit source]

  • ???
    • Added Electric Engine.