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Feedback #19271

The Wolfhound and the Skiff's stats/models have been switched. (Making History)

Added by GregroxMun almost 3 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:
New
Severity:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Parts
Target version:
-
Platform:
Windows
Expansion:
Making History
Language:
English (US)
Mod Related:
No
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Description

This is a bug that I really should have gotten around to reporting properly, I've known about it and have mentioned it on the forums many times since March 15th. I should have remembered the bug tracker!

Here are the facts:
  • The actual Service Propulsion System (SPS) of the Apollo C/SM was a small low-efficiency hypergolic engine with 91 kN thrust and a specific impulse of 319 seconds.
  • The J-2 rocket engine on the Saturn V was a high efficiency rocket engine with 421 seconds Isp, and 486 kN of thrust.
  • The Wolfhound is the in-game SPS analogue. It has an Isp of 412 (which seems to be a typo--421 vs 412?) seconds and a thrust of 375 kN.
  • The Skiff is the in-game J-2 analogue. It has an Isp of 330 seconds and a thrust of 300 kN--barely better than the LV-T30 Reliant. The in-game description describes it as having "high vacuum efficiency" and as being "powerful."

It seems obvious that a simple mistake has resulted in these engines having the wrong stats. This simple mistake means that building a physically correct Apollo/Saturn V rocket using the correct engine models is harder than it should be, and all ships built with these engines are unauthentic.

History

#1 Updated by RafaHdz 11 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feedback
  • Start date deleted (06/21/2018)

If anything this is feedback and not a bug. It would need to be reviewed by the team to decide if the changes are necessary/worth it.

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