gnivler
Just curious if anyone knows what the quality does?  The hyperdrive doesn't seem to vary in cost, ship deterioration seems to be unaffected.. maybe guns do more damage?  Engines are more responsive powerful maybe?  Passenger cabins?

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gnivler
I just figured out that selecting installed ship components displays detailed characteristics, so this answers part of the question (guns, engines).  I don't see any stats on hyperdrive or cabins though so that's still a mystery...
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Dryhtscipe
Engine stats are listed in the engine info box. There are several stats for them: rotational acceleration, acceleration (per kg), and top speed.

Likewise, guns have several statistics: velocity, munition length (which I believe represents damage), and fire rate.

Hyperdrives and cabins don't seem to have any distinguishing features beyond value. I'm not sure if they have any specific gameplay impact.
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chrismdp
Hyperdrives and cabins have identical behaviour currently. I have some plans to change this, but that's down the road.
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