Shafts are used to transmit power.
Rotarycraft Handbook DescriptionEdit
"The most basic power-transmission device is the shaft. Nothing fancy, just carries the power from one place to another, with no changes to either the torque or the speed. Pay attention, though, to the direction to avoid headaches. Different materials of shaft have different strengths and thus different limits on maximum torque and speed."
This table shows, at full power, if an engine will overload a shaft.
|Wood Shaft||Stone Shaft||Steel Shaft||Diamond Shaft||Bedrock Shaft|
|DC Electric Engine||No||No||No||No||No|
|AC Electric Engine||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|278 Nm at 3,577 rad/s|
|958 Nm at 11,561 rad/s|
|Steel Shaft||5560 Nm at 57,005 rad/s|
|Diamond Shaft||69508 Nm at 4,121,484 rad/s|
|Bedrock Shaft||< None >|
Tips & TricksEdit
- While the hydrokinetic engine can overload the torque of everything below diamond, a few gearboxes can allow for the use of a steel or even possibly a stone shaft. Likewise for speed in the microturbine and gas turbine. (This is no longer true, see: Gearbox)
- Wood shafts are flammable.
- Wood shafts are very vulnerable to explosions; bedrock ones are impervious.