SemiPr0 Posted January 7, 2013 Share Posted January 7, 2013 RP2 has always brought some awesome things to the table as far as block addtions with great functionality. But overnight tonight I decided I was going to do an RP2 Engine based quarry, just because I was dying to see what I could do with RP2's power output. Suffice it to say, I cannot figure out an RP2 energy production method which can meet the demands of a single quarry, using just one RP2 Blulectric Engine. Using 12 RP2 solar panels and a wind turbine (Which are GREAT except wind conditions are horribly undependable in MC), I was able to fill an RP2 Battery Box fairly quickly, I wired it up to the engine on the Quarry, applied a redstone signal to the engines and wow did that thing FLY....for about 6 minutes, until the battery box was completely tapped and then the quarry was just operating on the slow trickle of energy coming in and dropped to a block every few seconds. Effectively, while I love the introduction of the RP2 engine, it doesn't seem like its own power sources can meet its MJ demands when interfacing with BC machinery. Effectively you'd need a huge bank of wind turbines (huge I mean super huge), a gigantic thermopile array or somewhere around 16x16 solar panels connected to each side of the batbox, to meet the voracious energy consumption of the Blutricity Engine when interfacing with BC machines. Seems like RP2's capabilities are outgrowing its ability to power itself least in the area of the new engine addition. And given that RP2's components are so much more intricate and expensive in their crafting requirements, seems somewhat unfortunate to have such great potentials for alternate energy, but not have them even be able to meet their own power requirements. If anyone has any insights on this in the vein of YER DOIN IT WRONG, I'd love to hear some practical examples. Only thing I can logically think of is the engine is a way to convert RP2 energy to BC energy which can the be stored in IC2 storage units. But thats just me throwing a dart at the wall. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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