I am playing survival mode and am currently looking for ways to add some more firepower to my ship. One idea I had was to add a torpedo launcher. My basic idea was:
- Use a projector to project a blueprint of the torpedo consisting of an ion thruster set on max thrust override, a battery to power it and a warhead.
- Use a ship welder to construct it
- Use a landing gear to hold the built torpedo and release it when ready
Unfortunately there is a problem. As you can see on this screenshot, the torpedo is not being built: The problem appears to be that welders only construct blueprint blocks which are in contact with a face of an existing block which is able to provide a hold for that block, and the landing gear isn't considered such a block. I know that because it works if I place some blocks at the side: But in that setup the torpedo is stuck to the holding block and can not be easily released.
Is there a way to build my torpedos automatically and provide a quick and convenient way to release them?