LV-TX87 "Bobcat" Liquid Fuel Engine
|Available only with the Making History Expansion installed.|
|LV-TX87 "Bobcat" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
|Unlock cost||8 000|
|Part configuration|| LiquidEngineLV-TX87.cfg|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||374.19 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||290 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 26.32 /s
|Thrust vectoring||5 °|
The LV-TX87 "Bobcat" Liquid Fuel Engine is the highest-thrust medium-sized engine.
The Bobcat has a specific impulse of 290s in atmosphere. Only four other engines meet or exceed this, and all of them come at level 8 of the tech tree, while the Bobcat appears much earlier at level 5. It also has a good thrust-to-weight ratio, and its cost is exceptionally low for the thrust it produces. This makes it effective for first stages and well worth using for medium size rockets.
Unlike the double bell version of the RE-L10 "Poodle" Liquid Fuel Engine, the Bobcat's two engine bells can gimbal separately, allowing the engine to provide roll control. Additionally, the gimbal statistics can be toggled separately using tweakables.
|“|| Meow! One of these engines gives more than enough thrust to jump as high as the sky, so we gave you two.
— Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
As of version 1.4.1 this engine has two models that can be switched in the editor.
- Moved tech from Heavier Rocketry to Heavy Rocketry
- Increased unlock cost from 6000 to 8000
- Increased crash tolerance from 6 to 12
- Increased EC generation from 3 to 8
- Added ModuleTestSubject
- Initial Release