Fx119 inserter

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Fx119 inserter
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Pattern type Conduit
Conduit type Converter
Input Herschel
Output Glider
Number of cells 36
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1996

The Fx119 inserter is a Herschel-to-glider converter and edge shooter based on an Fx119 Herschel conduit.

This edge shooter has an unusually high 27hd clearance, one of the highest known for a single small component. The only known higher-clearance edge shooters are injectors making use of multiple interacting spaceships. This makes the Fx119 inserter ideal for the construction of wide convoys whose total width can fit within its clearance distance.

The component creates a large cloud of smoke behind its emitted glider which lasts for over 90 generations. In spite of this, many tightly packed convoys can be made by injecting later gliders behind others in the convoy, helped along by the insertion reaction which is able to catch up to the existing gliders. The Fx119 inserter can place a glider on the same lane as a passing glider and as close as 15 ticks behind, which is only one step away from the minimum possible following distance.

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