Today I am going to show you guys how to create a simple gravity drive! So let’s start the tutorial!
What is a gravity drive?
Basically gravity drive is an “unrealistic” type of propellant used to mostly quickly push your ship forward like warp engines do. The most important thing to remember is that in order for gravity drive to work you will need only 2 things:
- A Gravity generator
- An artificial mass block
The grav drive works in the way that grav pushes the artificial mass blocks which then push the ship they are attached to. It is like if you were on a sailboat and blowing in your own sails. It is unrealistic but in Space Engineers it works! Lately it has become very popular to use gravity drive on your ship because it can make a large ship go to max speed in seconds!
To start off there is only 1 rule when building a gravity drive, or installing one in an already finished ship: Always try to place the artificial mass blocks as close to your ships center of mass as you can!
This will only be the basic structure which will show you how to do build the grav drive.
There you go guys, this is the simplest explanation for the gravity drive. Make sure your gravity field is as small as it can be as grav gens tend to use a lot of power. To make your grav drive more powerful you can add more generators or more artificial mass blocks.
Start using grav drives on your ships now and feel the difference in acceleration!