Parts not affected by fairing or cargo bay occlusion
Subject: Parts not affected by fairing or cargo bay occlusion
Description: Parts that would be normally non-functional due to occlusion behind a fairing or stowed in a cargo bay continue to operate as if not occluded.Steps to replicate:
- On a rocket, store a passive radiator behind a fairing/cargo bay.
- Launch rocket with sufficient gusto.
- During ascent, radiator will heat to saturation despite being occluded.
Part will not function while occluded.
The parts are not contributing to drag.
May also be affecting fixed solar panels and rover wheels. Not tested.
#1 Updated by Eladdv over 5 years ago
I suspect it's an intended behaviour but until i get a dev confirmation i cant say for sure.
In any case i would like you to provide some more information, screenshots,testing on other parts, and possible even a craft file for further clarification just in case.
#5 Updated by sal_vager over 5 years ago
This may actually be realistic, if unintuitive.
The NASA space shuttle (STS) uses radiators in the payload doors, and these radiators are active both during launch and in space when the bay doors are opened.
More information here http://www.nss.org/settlement/nasa/spaceresvol2/thermalmanagement.html