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Feedback #2963

ModuleEngines and ModuleEnginesFX public float g is wrong.

Added by regex over 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:
Needs Clarification
Severity:
Very Low
Assignee:
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Category:
Physics
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English (US)
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Description

In ModuleEngines and ModuleEnginesFX the public float g should be 9.80665 instead of 9.82 (it's not even rounded up correctly).

g0 is the acceleration at the Earth's surface (gravity), generally defined as 9.80665m/s^2 when used a constant in rocket calculations (this is also, incidentally, the surface gravity on Kerbin). Setting this to 9.82 is a gross oversight; in fact, it's not even rounded correctly (to 9.81m/s^2). This should be corrected in both modules, and anywhere else g0 may differ from this constant.

History

#1 Updated by Ted over 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feedback
  • Severity changed from Normal to Very Low

Marking this as Feedback until further information is available.
Downgraded to Very Low priority as it doesn't have a significant adverse effect on gameplay, though it is a widespread effect.

#2 Updated by Ted over 6 years ago

Confirmed that this value is the intended one.

#3 Updated by TriggerAu almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Clarification

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