some new-engines specs are out-liers in KSP
The Wolfhound has unusually large ISP at 420s
(compare to Cheetah with a similar bell and 345s, for example)
The Skiff has unusually low mass at 1.0t, and thrust at 300kN
(compare to the smaller Skipper at 3.0t and 650kN, for example)
The balance in-game of the new engines is summarized at https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/172699-making-history-engine-round-up/
and some discussion of perceived mis-balance at https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/172401-the-wolfhound-and-the-skiffs-stats-seem-to-be-switched/
One re-balance is being tried (and liked) at https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/174303-14x-engine-tweaks-for-making-history/
#1 Updated by klesh almost 3 years ago
I guess I can confirm that the community is confused and bewildered by the stats of the MH engines, and perhaps the devs explaining the numbers they've chosen would help. Everyone will have their own opinion of what the numbers should be, but if Squad were to at least explain why they've chosen the numbers as they are, it can put alot of this "The stats are just switched!!1!" posts to rest.
#2 Updated by Nebbie over 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
- Platform Linux added
While I don't entirely agree, I would like to confirm this mainly because of the Mastodon in particular being a worse Mainsail (and thus not being able to lift a fully-fueled Saturn V replica, which IMO is a major symbolic failure), having very little reason to bother with Skiff/Kodiak, and the Wolfhound being a little bit extreme.
#4 Updated by [email protected] over 1 year ago
- Status changed from Ready to Test to Resolved
The rebalance with version 1.60 was certainly in the direction to resolve the imbalance reported in the links above,
and the changes were helpfully described by Maxsimal in the 'dev notes' section of the forum,
so it seems this report has served its purpose.