How To Build/Use Engine Controls In Raft

Our guide will show you how to upgrade your Raft by hooking up an engine to it and how to control it for smooth sailing.

While initially, it may seem like you are stuck on a small Raft, your vessel will eventually expand and you will need to find some alternate method of sailing it besides wind. That is where the engine comes in which can be hooked to your Raft to control it and make it a proper boat.

For optimum efficiency and performance, you will need multiple engines and a way to control them for your Raft which is where this guide comes in.

How To Build Engine Controls in Raft

To move your raft, you are going to need engines. It is advised to have 6 engines on your raft where one engine has the capacity to carry a hundred foundations.

But to toggle your engines on/off, you are going to need a controller that controls the direction of engines’ movement and their turning on and off.

So to make an engine controller, you will need:

  • 1x Circuit Board
  • 2x Bolts
  • 6x Scraps
  • 6x Titanium Ingot

Once you have these items, you can craft your own engine controller from inventory provided you have the engine controller blueprint. After crafting the engine and controller, you have to place it somewhere suitable for your craft.

The controller has two controlling levers. One has a handle and the other is just a simple metal rod. The handle controls the turning on/off function of engines. The simple metal rod controls the direction of rotation of the raft.

If you go near your controller, you will be asked to press a certain button to operate it. Pressing a button once on the metal rod will change the direction of the rotation of the raft. If you press it again, the direction will be reversed.

How To Use Engine Controls

Now that you’ve made the engines you want, you’d also need to toggle them on/off or change their direction of movement depending on the situation. To do that, you are going to need the controller system.

Once you place your engine down. You should be able to see two levers on the opposite end of the wheel in the water. Additionally, there will also be a sort of furnace in which you can place fuel for the engine. You can press E to transfer the planks from your inventory into the furnace. The amount of fuel that the furnace has should be denoted by a pointer at its left.

The controller system of the engine comprises the two levers to the right of the furnace. The first of these two levers, at the center of the engine, is a handle that controls the direction of your travel. You can press the E key while standing next to this lever to control (laterally) the direction of your travel.

The second lever, at the far right of the engine, can be used to switch the engine on/off. Toggling the functionality of the engine is as simple as pressing E while next to this lever.

Next, you need to build a steering wheel to help you direct your raft to a specific location. This can be placed anywhere, but preferably in an elevated area to the edge so you can see where you’re going clearly.

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