Ship structural beam

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Ship structural beam

Ship structural beam

A structural beam around which a starship can be constructed. Includes all the necessary conduits and transit pipes for communications, power, and materials transport.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingShip
Market Value
1065 Silver [Note]
HP
400
Flammability
0%
Rotatable
True

Building

Size
2 ˣ 6
Minifiable
False
Placeable
True
Passability
impassable
Cover Effectiveness
75%
Blocks Wind
True
Terrain Affordance
Heavy

Creation

Required Research
Starflight basics
Skill Required
Construction 5
Work To Make
8,000 ticks (2.22 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 200 + Plasteel 40 + Component 3 + Advanced component 1
Deconstruct yield
Steel 100 + Plasteel 20 + Component 1 - 2 + Advanced component 0 - 1
Destroy yield
Steel 50 + Plasteel 10 + Component 0 - 1 + Advanced component 0 - 1

The ship structural beam is a ship part that connects all other parts, transmits power, and hosts the ship cryptosleep caskets.

Acquisition

Ship structural beams can be constructed once the Starflight basics research project has been completed. Each beam requires Steel 200 Steel, Plasteel 40 Plasteel, Component 3 Components, Advanced component 1 Advanced component, 8,000 ticks (2.22 mins) of work, and a Construction skill of 5.

It cannot be built under a roof, that is at least 5 out of the 12 squares it occupies must be uncovered. However, a roof can be constructed afterwards.

Summary

Ship structural beams allow the building of ship cryptosleep caskets. Each beam can support up to 8 caskets. They can also connect other ship parts together, though are not required to do so.

Analysis

At least one beam is required to host the ship cryptosleep caskets. In order to conserve resources when building the ship:

  • Keep as much open space for caskets. Only 1 tile needs to be connected to the rest of the ship. Using both tiles of the width will waste a casket spot, which is relevant if you are planning to send more than 7 colonists up to space.
  • Directly connect as many of the ship parts to each other as possible. The ship reactor in particular has enough surface to connect all the other ship parts together. Unless terrain is a restriction, there is no need to place beams for anything else.

Like the other ship parts, you can activate the ship reactor before the rest of the ship is completed. This both saves on raid points, as material gathering and construction adds to wealth, and limits what has to be protected during the raids.

Beams are also necessary if ship caskets are wanted for uses outside of the ship building, such as using its auto-eject feature to store colonists.

Gallery

Version history

  • Beta 19/1.0 - Reduced all costs to build the ship components by 30%