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LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine

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LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 850.00 Fund
Mass (total) 1.25 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 3600 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Start.png Start
Unlock cost Fund
Since version 0.7.3
Part configuration liquidEngineLV-T30
Maximum thrust 215 kN
Isp (1 atm) 320 s
(vacuum) 370 s
Fuel con­sumption (1 atm) 13.68 l/s
(vacuum) 11.83 l/s
Thrust vectoring × No

The LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine is the first liquid-fuel engine available in career mode. It is an engine which requires fuel from external liquid fuel tanks, and must be either connected beneath them or be on the receiving end of a fuel line.

Usage

The LV-T30 is the first liquid fuel engine with controllable throttle. This makes it very useful for precise, controlled maneuvers and conserving fuel. They are not placeable on Radial Decouplers and are typically reserved as a main engine after liftoff. The LV-T30 must be directly below a non-empty liquid fuel tank to produce any thrust. Even after introduction of the gimballing LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine, more powerful LV-T30 remained the best solution for the parts where power is more important than controllability, like the first liquid stage (however, in this case winglets or gimballing engines of a parallel stage are necessary for controlling the rocket)

Product description

Although criticized by some due to it's not unsignificant use of so-called "pieces found lying about", the LV-T series has proven itself as a comparatively reliable engine. The T30 model boasts a failure ratio below the 50% mark. This has been considered a major improvement over previous models by engineers and LV-T enthusiasts.

Changes

Pre-0.18 appearance.
0.22
  • Electricity production increased to 7.0
0.18
  • Retextured and remeshed
  • Alternator added, engine now gains 1.0 electricity
0.16
  • Major CFG revision (most notably Isp added)
0.8
  • (Bug fix) Liquid Engine particle effects responding to engine cutoff
0.7.3
  • Initial release
Default parts
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Monopropellant fuel tanks Stratus-V Cylindrified Monopropellant TankStratus-V Roundified Monopropellant TankFL-R1 RCS Fuel TankFL-R10 RCS Fuel TankFL-R25 RCS Fuel TankMk2 Monopropellant TankMk3 Monopropellant Tank
Monopropellant engines O-10 MonoPropellant Engine
Jet fuselages Mk1 Fuselage - Jet FuelMk2 to size 1 AdapterMk2 FuselageMk3 to Mk2 AdapterMk3 Fuselage
Fuel transfer FTX-2 External Fuel Duct