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FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank

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FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank
Part image
Monopropellant tank by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 600.00 Fund
(dry) 300.00 Fund
Mass (total) 1.15 t
(dry) 0.15 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Advanced fuel systems.png Adv. Fuel Systems
Unlock cost 2400 Fund
Since version 0.11.0
Part configuration RCSFuelTankR25
Monopropellant 250 units of fuel

The FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank stores monopropellant for a spaceship's RCS.

Usage

The fuel tank provides fuel for all RCS thrusters of the ship. There is no need to place the thrusters directly on the tank. If there are several RCS fuel tanks the lowest will be used first to avoid jettisoning full tanks while preserving empty ones. Similarly, RCS tanks are emptied radially from the outside in. Within a stage, radial position takes precedence over vertical.

Labels on the fuel tank say ominous words like DANGER EXTREME COLD or FILL POINT

Product description

These fuel tanks monopropellant for RCS thrusters. New advances in plumbing technology made it possible to route RCS lines to any point in the ship. So unlike liquid fuel tanks, RCS Fuel tanks can be placed anywhere.

Comparison

Prior to version 0.90.0, somewhat counter-intuitively, two FL-R10 RCS Fuel Tank contained the same amount of monopropellant as a single FL-R25, yet saved 0.05 units of dry mass. The smaller tanks can also be placed radially, which made them the better choice for nearly all applications. Since v0.90.0, the FL-R25 holds slightly more than three times as much monopropellant, with similarly greater mass, edging out the equivalent in FL-R10 by 0.006 units, saving about 0.5% overall.

Changes

0.90
  • Monopropellant supply increased from 100 to 250
0.18.2
  • Capacity increased to 100, description changed.
0.18
  • Retextured, capacity decreased to 25
0.16
  • Due to part rebalancing, mass reduced from 0.9 to 0.5, empty mass from 0.15 to 0.1, fuel units from 250 to 200 (This does make the name slightly less meaningful)
0.14
  • RCS Fuel Tanks now drain symmetrically if placed using symmetry.
0.11
  • Part introduced