Welcome back Rust fans! As seen in the title above, we will be going over all Transportation in Rust. If you are a Rust player then you already know that in order to have a reliable vehicle you will need to do some repairs to the vehicle first. In this tutorial, we will go over the different Engine parts, repairs, fuel, and the process you take to fix this vehicle, including the different types of Transportation. If this is the kind of information you’re looking for then stay tuned and follow me along as I take you through this tutorial!
How to obtain vehicles
In Rust, vehicles spawn randomly near roads. You will find these vehicles with a semi-random selection of modules equipped, but each vehicle will need repairs, fuel, and engine parts prior to being able to drive it. If all Mods on the vehicle reach zero health, then the vehicle is considered wrecked and can no longer be used. However, it can be parted out like the scrap helicopter. A new vehicle will spawn once the original wreckage is gone.
Repairing these vehicles can be done in 2 ways. First, a Hammer or Garry’s Mod Tool Gun will get the job done. You can also repair the vehicle with the vehicle lift, which generally requires metal fragments and sometimes wood to repair.
The crafting cost of the Armored Cockpit will require 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 50 wood pieces. The research cost will be 125 scraps, and you will also need a Tier 3 workbench.
The Cockpits crafting cost is 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 100 wood pieces. The research cost is 125 scraps, and you will need a Tier 2 workbench.
Cockpit with Engine has a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 8 high-quality metal and 100 wood. Research cost is 125 scraps, and you will need a Tier 2 workbench.
Crafting costs of the Engine will be, 250 metal fragments, and 5 high-quality metal. Research cost will be 125 scrap and you will need a tier 2 workbench.
Fuel Tank crafting costs will be, 400 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal and 100 wood. Research cost is 125 scrap, and a workbench tier 2 required.
The Passenger Modules crafting cost will require, 500 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 250 wood. Research cost will be 125 Scrap, and a tier 2 workbench
Rear Seats have a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metals, and 100 wood. Research costs will be 125 scraps and a tier 2 workbench.
The Flatbed has a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metals, and 100 wood. The research cost will be 125 scraps and requires a tier 2 workbench.
The Large Flatbed has a crafting cost of 400 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 250 wood. The research cost will be 125 scraps and requires a tier 2 workbench.
Storage vehicle Mods crafting cost is 250 metal fragments, five high-quality metal and 250 wood. The research cost is 125 scrap and requires a tier 2 workbench.
One thing to keep in mind is that over time your vehicle’s components will begin to decay over time if left outside. So it is very important to keep everything well maintained. You will also need a Chassis this is the frame from which the rest of your vehicle is built from. There are 3 variations of chassis to choose from: small, medium, and large.
If you’re ready to add your vehicle’s engine parts, here is the overview of what your choices are. In Rust, there are 5 different types of parts and each part has 3 different quality tiers. At least one of each of the 5 parts is required for the engine to function. The lower the quality the higher impact it will have on the overall speed and fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
The lowest quality carburetor can be found in the Vehicle parts toolbox, junk piles, and can be crafted. However, the Low-quality carburetor has been considered in many cases useless without having to get several other parts to help it run. The medium-quality carburetor can be purchased and crafted. However, you will still generally need to fix other parts along with it. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.
The lowest quality Valve can be found in the junk piles and can be crafted. However, the Low-quality Valve just like the carburetor has been considered in many cases useless without having to get several other parts to help it run. The medium-quality valve can be purchased and crafted. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.
If you have a Low-quality piston along with a low-quality crankshaft you can almost guarantee that you will have to replace one or both multiple times. The medium-quality piston can be purchased and crafted. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.
Low-quality spark plugs will give very limited use, spark plugs ignite the fuel/air mixture to move the pistons. So with a low-quality spark plug, you won’t get much life out of your car before needing to replace it again. Medium-quality spark plugs will give you some more security. High-quality spark plugs will give you the best performance and a longer life span before needing to switch it out.
Having a Low-quality crankshaft will not get you anywhere long term, if you’re only needing a temporary fix then a low-quality will work. The medium-quality crankshaft will allow use for a while, however you will need to craft or purchase this mod. The high-quality crankshaft will give the best performance, although just like any other high-quality part you will need to purchase it.
After you have added in your engine parts, you just need to add the fuel. The vehicles run on low-grade fuel, which you can access from the rear. The efficiency will always depend on the quality of the engine parts you have.
The Scrap Transport Helicopter is a flying vehicle that has 2 seats for 1 pilot and 1 passenger. This vehicle can be bought from Bandit Camp for 1250 scrap. The helicopter uses 1800 Low-Grade Fuel, a max of 500 fuel can be loaded into it. It has a max of 1000 HP, and like any other form of transportation in Rust, the quality will weaken over time. If the helicopter is not within a base it will deteriorate within 3 hours, if it on base it will despawn after 6 hours. You can make repairs using a Hammer with Metal Fragments.
The Minicopter is a form of air transportation that supports up to 2 players. Unlike traditional air transportation, the pilot sits behind the passenger. The Minicopter requires 1800 Low-Grade Fuel, which can be placed in the fuel tank behind the driver seat. This transportation can be bought from the helicopter vendor in Bandit Camp for 750 scraps. Just like other vehicles in Rust if not located inside a base, it will deteriorate in 8 hours, and if inside a base it will despawn after 36 hours. You can repair it using a Hammer and Metal fragments.
As seen above, there are many different forms of Transportation in Rust. I hope this tutorial helped you better understand how to take the necessary steps to obtain these items and vehicles. As always I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did and we hope to see you next time!
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