The Q-Charger provides a boost in speed when at maximum throttle at the cost of some fuel and energy. This OXP authored by CommonSenseOTB July 25, 2011.
Q-RaceTech is proud to present an innovation in Main Drive boosting technology. The Q-Charger uses new understanding of the principles governing Main Drives and Quirium Fuel to boost the top speed of any ship by 2x. The Q-Charger kicks in when the throttle is set over 95% maximum. The speed will be maintained at a steady 2x ship max speed until it is kicked off by lowering the throttle below 95% maximum. The Q-Charger requires fuel injection be installed before buying and requires both fuel injection and either an extra energy unit or a naval energy unit for operation. The Q-Charger will automatically cut out when either fuel drops below 0.1 ly or energy drops below 32.
WARNING: Serious damage may result to the Q-Charger if either the fuel injection or energy unit is damaged while in operation. Additionally, the Q-Charger is particularily vulnerable when it is damaged directly. Proper safeguards prevent main drive damage however. It uses 0.1 ly of Quirium fuel per 30 seconds of use and 4 units of energy per second.
Remember, things go better with Q.
You can disable Q-Charger by priming (Shift+N) and activating (n) if you want save your fuel sometimes.
Small ships under 30t mass like an Adder can not equip it due to the space requirement.
- Tech Level - 10.
- Cost - 10,000 credits.
- Required Equipment - Fuel Injectors, an Energy Unit.
- Oolite 1.77
- NUMERIC HUDV1.3.2.oxp now displays Q-Charger's top speed correctly.
- No external dependencies
May.23, 2014 v1.25 - Smooth speed levels when throttle is between 95% and 100%. May.8, 2014 v1.24 - Primeable Q-Charger to disable it and a bugfix without ShipVersion. Small ships under 30t mass can not use it anymore. Dec.13, 2013 v1.23 - Some NPCs use Q-Charger without ShipVersion OXP also. Okt.30, 2013 v1.22 - Small bugfix after player ejected. Apr.8, 2013 v1.21 - Modified to awardable for NPC ships to make compatible with ShipVersion OXP by Norby. Aug.22, 2011 v1.2 -Added 3 missing toggle checks to prevent problems when the sound is toggled "OFF". Aug.7, 2011 v1.1 -Attenuated the high frequencies of the sound effects by putting them through a low-pass filter.
Package in OXZ format for Oolite 1.79 or later but you can use it in Oolite 1.77 also if you make a Q-Charger.oxp folder into your AddOns directory and unzip this file into.