[0.21+] Update 30.08.13 Ion Hybrid Electric Pack v.2.2 IP-15 Fix

Ion and Hybrid Engines, also new Xenon Tanks. Pack also include MMI external batteries made by Dani-Sang for MMI Satellite Pack. UPDATE 29.08.13 Rebalanced parts


Forum Thread
update v.2.2
fixed Ion Radian Ip-15 Engine thrustTransform problem

update v.2.1
Parts rebalanced, see thread for details

update v.2.0

Completely redone models and textures for most parts.

Parts included:
-Ion engines,
-Radial Ion Engine

-Hybrid Engines
-Radial Hybrid Engine


-Xenon Tanks
-Radial Xenon


IonHybElec_Pack folder put in main KSP folder/Game Data.

How to use

Parts dont need any plugins to work. IonHybElec_Pack folder put in main KSP folder/Game Data.


58 Comments for “[0.21+] Update 30.08.13 Ion Hybrid Electric Pack v.2.2 IP-15 Fix”

  1. Thanks

    Starvision December 2, 2012
  2. Thanks for the reupload, nice pack to have.

    nater December 3, 2012
  3. Finaly i can get some use from the ion engines!!! Well done.

    MoffKalast December 3, 2012
  4. Could anyone tell me: which part of the .cfg file for Ion Engines makes them go faster? Or am I that dumb, and they don’t work AT ALL in atmosphere?

    Destiny Player December 3, 2012
  5. i have used em on a craft i just build, but when its almost out of the atmosphere 2nd or 3rd layer.. the engine gets pulled off the ship, tryed attaching it to other parts as well, same thing.. bug ?… other than that, great engines :P

    Vivastar December 4, 2012

    DIMA December 6, 2012
  7. @MoffKalast lets say I want to make its thrust equal 100, I will find the line under the heading MODULE

    maxThrust = 0.5

    0.5 means a thurst of 50, so changing it to say 1 will list its max thrust in-game as 100, so since I want this, I will edit this line to say: maxThrust = 1

    WARNING!!!!1 Do NOT change the line that says minThrust = 0 this is important!!!!!

    xXDeathRangerXx December 9, 2012
  8. my bad, I meant @Destiny Player

    xXDeathRangerXx December 9, 2012
  9. maxThrust = 0.5 means a thrust of 0.5. Yes it really does take 120 stock ion engines to get one NERVA worth of thrust.

    @Destiny Player the ion engines do work in the atmosphere, their thrust is just really low.

    Keep in mind that editing the thrust will also increase its fuel and electricity consumption, so you’ll probably want to reduce those too.

    Domattee December 9, 2012
  10. im confused with the stock ionEngine thing when it says you have to replace it….. could someone help me with that ??

    ramfreak04 December 11, 2012
  11. Ive edited stock ion engine, so when you will put Parts folder together there will be ask for “overwrite” this stock folder.

    EPD December 11, 2012
  12. You removed the Large ion engine from the latest release??
    Could you please re-upload that, my station now will not load. (dumb me for removing it first)

    Baleur December 11, 2012
  13. Large Ion Engine from previous pack is available to download, link for it is in Ion Engine Thread, at KSP forum

    EPD December 12, 2012
  14. Does the all the things work together with the ksp solar panels and batteries?

    Nilas December 15, 2012
  15. Locks up KSP at startup on loading Large Battery Bank, no other plugins installed.

    Yuu December 15, 2012
  16. Can’t load this under a clean KSP 0.18.1, crashes on the large battery bank also.

    Devogen December 16, 2012
  17. is the ion engine supposed to take 1000 in electric consumption per second?????????????

    kerb-science January 6, 2013
  18. I spent 3 evenings designing a somewhat large 8 medium ion engine ship with a heavy lander on top of it, and a ridiculous ascent stage to get it all into orbit, only to discover that the engines are incredibly weak, way too weak even for ion engines.
    If i used the same lift power, i could lift a conventional ship with atleast 3x as much delta V

    Thunderbird January 11, 2013
  19. Could you rename the parts files folder to IEP_xxxxxxx ? Just to make it easier to add and remove and to have the parts together in the VAB/SPH.

    Sceppie January 22, 2013
  20. Would someone be able to clarify what it means by “replace the stock folder” ? I placed all files within “Parts” into the KSP “Parts” folder and they aren’t showing up in the assembly building. :(

    Alexander Ball February 1, 2013
  21. There isnt any “replace the stock folder” just delete previous version parts. Now parts contain prefix IEP_ so you have to delete all parts with the same name as in the pack but without IEP_ in the beginning. Also you dont need any plugin for this so be sure that you placed IEP_ files in Parts folder (sometimes you can place whole Parts folder inside Parts folder :D it happened to me once)

    EPD February 4, 2013
  22. Update the mod please to 0.18.4, its out :D

    danielo74 February 15, 2013
  23. Update and add more please, this is mazing, but i can be more than amazing!!!. exsempel: Xenon compartment, mare little og bigger ion engines, whic electric comsum? i dont know but that, or more will make you mod, the best of this page :)

    danielo74 March 1, 2013
  24. Um I’m not sure how to say this without sounding like a jerk, which I don’t mean to be I just want to help improve the quality of the mod because I love the idea. First when you scale up a fuel tank the capacity should multiply by 8 (three dimensions each x2) the dry mass should probably also be x8 to keep it balanced. I don’t know the physics for engines and battery packs but I usually think a x4 -x6 thrust / capacity would be reasonable. Second you should change the part descriptions too as it really shows that you put effort and character into the mod. Re-textures would also be awesome but I understand if that is beyond your scope. (It’s beyond mine)

    Garrett Hawes April 6, 2013
  25. the biggest ion engine needs normal feul )-:

    joey baltus April 20, 2013
  26. Where’s the forum?

    Jason Pekar April 23, 2013
  27. I love this pack. But the XXl gigantic solar panels have this problem, when you select and fly a craft at the tracking station, the solar panels will start to shake off the craft.

    Nathan Czaja May 11, 2013
  28. KSP 0.20 is out!!! We need this mod update. Please update it as soon as you can. Thanks a lot for giving us this amazing mod.

    JebediahKuteman May 23, 2013
  29. seems to not work for 0.20, parts don’t show up in vab/sph, some show up in debug as resources..

    Randy Fuessel May 23, 2013
  30. Parts aren’t showing up for me either, please update! This is one of my most used packs!

    Spud D May 23, 2013
  31. Problem is that there’s no PART { .. } -tag in part.cfg-file. You can just check from squad parts that you need PART { at the beginning of file and then ad } at the end. That fixed mod for me, I also put “correct” substructure to GameData-folder (similar as squad parts).

    Jipsu May 24, 2013
  32. Yeah, fixed that. Somehow they were working for me as fine as before so i didn’t noticed it will be necessary.

    Now it is fixed, just delete old IEP files from KSP/Parts, and put these to KSP/GameData folder

    EPD May 24, 2013
  33. You keep referencing the forum thread for details, but I don’t see a link anywhere….

    aggressorblue May 24, 2013
  34. Get a message “not allowed type” when trying to download.

    Greg Harris May 27, 2013
  35. could you make monopropellent thrusters?

    Betaking May 27, 2013
  36. Its a very good Engine Pack, but it doesnt go enough fast to lift off :/

    samuel lagassé June 1, 2013
  37. I can make a solar-powered glider that uses the default 4x worse ion engines that can lift off. I don’t see how you could have problems with an engine that’s 4x as powerful.

    PeggleFrank June 7, 2013
  38. Seems like the 900 charge battery doesn’t really stack. It actually just floats on top of whatever I try to stack it on. Is this a known bug?

    Also, where are the solar panels located? I have added them but I don’t see them within utilities.

    Dompyongyang June 7, 2013
  39. The Z-1000 does not stack also. The connectors should be adjusted to avoid the large gap between the stacked components.

    Otherwise a really nice mod.

    Andre Kolster June 15, 2013
  40. to fix the Z-1000 just chage the part.cfg in GameData\IonHybridElectricPack\Parts\IEP_batteryBank_large

    and change the lines

    node_stack_top = 0.0, 0.110, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0
    node_stack_bottom = 0.0, -0.110, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0

    then it stacks like a charm :)

    Andre Kolster June 15, 2013
  41. Just curious, Is there a reason that the hybrids need both to work, instead of one over other. It would be kinda neat to go regular ion once your liquid fuel is out at a reduction in thrust and increase in electricity consumption.

    WhiteWeasel June 22, 2013
  42. Hey, how exactly do these work, because I was testing out some of the of the spaceships that you made and I couldn’t fly them.

    Patrick Wittman June 27, 2013
  43. I have installed this awsome mod but it is not working plz help.

    Gustav Orling July 4, 2013
  44. Thanks for this nice mod. These engines are my favorite choices for inter-planar lifters and heavy probes!

    Would it be possible to have the liquid fuel on the hybrid ones work as somekind of ‘turbo’ mode? Most of the time I dont need the extra power, so the ability to turn it on/of would increase the radius on my spacecraft a lot. Ive seen mods where you could switch rocket mode on with jet engines so perhaps it works on these too?

    eg: you use the hybrid engine as a normal ion engine and when you have to land a capsule on de mun or another low gravity surface you use the liquid turbo mode to be able to slow down enough.

    Desperado July 8, 2013
  45. how to you texture/model a mod? i cant figure it out

    Colby S August 5, 2013
  46. This mod combined with AmpYear’s Ion RCS thrusters is amazing!

    xtoro August 9, 2013
  47. Omg. This. Is. AMAZING!

    vinster7 August 28, 2013
  48. New ION engines are FRICKEN AWESOME! But I would like a SMALL version please. 5 stars.

    vinster7 August 28, 2013
  49. o.o It glows in dark!

    vinster7 August 28, 2013
  50. Now this is one cool mod. Q: I’m seeing some mods with pictures of Kerbin with clouds. Is this a mod, PPE or something else?

    hassi44 August 29, 2013
  51. Find “Universe Replacer”, thats the mod for “clouds” :)

    EPD August 29, 2013
  52. When I saw that was a real screenshot 10/10

    Ryan Mckearnin September 3, 2013
  53. Are we supposed to be able to switch fuel types on the hybrids? I loaded my ship with buttloads of electricity and xenon for those and some liquid fuel for my Mainsail (for breaking out of atmo), but when I fire the hybrids, they only suck down the liquid fuel and don’t touch the power/xenon……… Am I missing something? And I haven’t got an Ion into orbit yet…. are they any good for interplanetary travel?

    Nate September 5, 2013
  54. whats a hybrid engine?

    Connor Hawkins September 7, 2013
  55. The HF-1000 and HF-2500 Hybrid engines show fuel sources as Liquid fuel or Xenon/Electric, but I can only get them to function on liquid fuel.

    Nate September 9, 2013
  56. Parts work very well. . I don’t really like the aesthetic as i prefer a more industrial/functional look as opposed to the organic/curvy lines these parts, that just my opinion.

    Bobby Henderson September 16, 2013
  57. im just downloading it and its cool already!

    99hawkeye September 17, 2013
  58. I am occasionally having issues with some of the parts not sticking, and causing failures at launch. Mainly with the x30 xenon radial tank dislodging at launch causing an explosive disaster. And also the big HF-2500 main engine will fall off on ignition if struts are not used. These problems are not that big a dial, and are easily fixed using struts. Though having to use struts on the x30′s messes up there awesomeness.

    Brent Afinowicz September 17, 2013
  59. Can your provide a link to this almighty thread you speak of, but don’t share?

    Jordan Thompson November 10, 2013
  60. Not working with 0.23

    Piotr Bernstock January 17, 2014
  61. ok, maybe im just dumb but i cant get it to work currently…

    DJ Miller January 26, 2014
  62. Worked for me in 0.23 but as best I remember I had to install it a couple times before it ever worked.

    I let it go though. I just don’t see the point. The engines weigh a crap ton, require several supporting component to work (they aren’t light either) and don’t provide nearly enough thrust or efficiency to justify either the weight or the increased parts count.

    The parts themselves are well-designed and beautiful but like a few other mods here they’re just terribly impractical to use.

    D1B April 2, 2014

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