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From Valkyrien Skies

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This tutorial was made by paufg#8578 on Discord and transcribed to the wiki. Thanks!

Please keep in mind some terminology may be a bit outdated. Ethereum = Valkyrium.


Make sure you have Minecraft Forge 1.12.2 and the latest version of Valkyrien Skies in your .minecraft/mods folder.

New Control Scheme

Set up Vertical movement

1 - Place Valkyrium Compressors on each corner of your "ship" Build them by placing a 2x2x2 cube of Valkyrium Compressor parts and right-clicking them with a VS Wrench.

Four Valkyrium Compressors that have not been constructed yet
A Valkyrium Compressor multiblock

2 - Connect all of them to a lift lever using a Network Relay and 5 wires. Infuse it with physics and your ship is ready to go up and down!

Four constructed Valkyrium Compressors connected with Relay Wire

Set up Forward and Backwards Movement

1 - Build the Valkyrium Engine.

Do it by placing Valkyrium Engine parts in a 2x2x3 structure and right-clicking the the middle bottom block of one side with the wrench.

Valkyrium Engine parts not constructed
Constructed Valkyrium Engine
Valkyrium Engine axle

Place a Gearbox there.

Valkyrium Engine with Gearbox

Basically the gearbox has 1 input and 5 outputs. Each of the 5 outputs will always rotate at the same speed no matter what. They rotate with angular velocity proportional to that of the input side. The value of that proportion is 1 by default, but can be -4, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, or 4. That value is controlled by the Speed Telegraph. Using the wrench sets a side to be the input.

2 - Place Giant Propeller parts in a square that can be from 3x3 from 7x7 with the one in the middle touching the Gearbox.

Unconstructed propellers

Right-click the one in the middle with a Wrench to construct it.

3x3 propeller multiblock

And your ship should start moving. To control the speed connect the Gearbox to a Speed Telegraph using Relays and Wires.

Ship example with a Speed Telegraph

Set up the ship rotation

1 - Place Rudders. Note: use Gyro Stabilizers to keep your ship straight up.

Stablizers on the bottom of ship

Build the Rudders by placing pillars made from Rudder Axles that can be from 2 to 6 blocks high (the can go over or under your ship but they must be in a vertical position in order to rotate your ship)

File:Rudder axles unconverted.png
Rudder axles unconstructed

You know what to do...

Click with the Wrench

2 - Connect them to a Ship Helm (wires can go through solid blocks)

Finished tutorial ship