LV-1R "Spider" Liquid Fuel Engine
|LV-1R "Spider" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
|Radial size||Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Unlock cost||1 750|
|Part configuration|| liquidEngineLV-1R.cfg|
|Liquid fuel engine|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||1.79 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||260 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 0.14 /s
|Thrust vectoring||10 °|
|On the surface||Yes|
|In the ocean||Yes|
|On the launchpad||Yes|
|In the atmosphere||Yes|
|In an orbit||Yes|
|On an escape||Yes|
|Test by staging||Yes|
The LV-1R "Spider" Liquid Fuel Engine is a radially mounted liquid fuel engine.
|“|| Adapted to appease engineers who were outraged at the puniness of the LV-1, the radial mounted LV-1R offers an appealing solution: "Just add more". Point away from face.
— Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
The Spider is the radial version of the LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine, with similar designs and vacuum thrust. Unlike the Ant, the Spider has a much higher atmospheric Isp, and a lower vacuum Isp. In addition, the Spider is capable of thrust vectoring.
Spider engines are less efficient than Ant engines in vacuum. However, the Spider's thrust vectoring allows a probe powered by Spider engines to forgo a reaction wheel, reducing dry mass.
As of version 1.7 this engine has two models that can be switched in the editor.
- New model and texture
- Added 2 variants
- Gimbal increased from 8° to 10°.
- Cost increased from 150 to 650 (and made meaningful)
- Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
- Initial release