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Hi, Back in KSP 1.05, I did a cut n' paste job of the RAPIER engine config file. By splicing in stuff from the Juno and the NERV, I was able to make a nuclear turbojet with two operating modes : Mass 4T (one tonne heavier than the base NERV to allow for the turbomachinery). Includes built in RTG, 5 EC/Sec whether engine on or off Mode 1 (Air breathing) Used the Juno atmosphere and velocity curves, max thrust 80kn instead of 20kn. Acting as a nuclear turbojet, this mode requires no fuel, only intake atmosphere and can work in places like Duna and Eve where
I'm running an install that has Neartea's cryogenic engines and kerbal atomics installed, with the LH2-NTR option active. So the stock LV-N has been switched over to using hydrogen. Curious to use LF in an NTR engine, I have been fiddling around with a modded engine that attempts to emulate an issue that an NTR using kerosene propellant would probably encounter: carbon buildup. To attempt this, I have made the engine bimodal. One mode is high thrust, ~600 isp, uses LF and produces carbon buildup. (actually ablator, as I'd rather use existing resources) The other mode is low t