FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank

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The FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank provides fuel to the spaceship's RCS thrusters.

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.

Be aware that RCS fuel tanks do not have a built-in feedthrough for regular liquid rocket fuel, so you will have to either place your RCS tanks towards the nose of your rocket stages or make use of fuel pipes.

Description

These fuel tanks carry pressurized gas propellant 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.

Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.

Changes

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)
0.14.0
  • RCS Fuel Tanks now drain symmetrically if placed using symmetry
0.11.0
  • Part introduced