RE-L10 "Poodle" Liquid Fuel Engine

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RE-L10 "Poodle" Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Rockomax Conglomerate
Radial size Large
Cost (total) 1 300.00 Fund
Mass (total) 1.75 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Tech tree heavy rocketry.png Heavy Rocketry
Unlock cost 4200 Fund
Since version 0.16
Part configuration liquidEnginePoodle
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 64.29 kN
(vacuum) 250.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 90 s
(vacuum) 350 s
Fuel con­sumption 14.55 units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring 4.5 °
Testing environments
On the surface ✓ Yes
In the ocean ✓ Yes
On the launchpad ✓ Yes
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging ✓ Yes
Manually testable ✓ Yes

The Rockomax "Poodle" Liquid Engine, formerly designated LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine (Large), is a size 2 (2.5 meter diameter) liquid fuel engine. It has a moderate thrust to weight ratio, offset by its relatively short height, high specific impulse and thrust, and wide gimbal range.

It performs very poorly in atmospheric conditions but it excels at vacuum operation. The intended role of this engine is as a power plant for large-diameter, upper stages of rockets for orbital insertions, transfers, and landings. In the past, it had been outperformed by LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engines and clusters of LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engines, though this is no longer the case. The Poodle will not get you into orbit on its own, and once you are there it won't break any speed records, but it will get you from place to place in the cosmos while sipping fuel like a fine gentleman.

Product description

A more reasonable engine for rough economic times, the Poodle engine doubles as a BBQ when at low power.

Changes

1.0.3
  • Specific impulse at sea level increased from 85 to 90.
0.24
  • cost increased (600 → 1600), mass reduced (2.5 → 2)
0.18
  • Retextured
0.17
  • (Part rebalancing) Mass reduced from 4 to 2.5, thrust increased from 135 to 220.
0.16
  • Initial release (with LV-909 title and description)