I'm having a hard time with Mage engines, particularly on Second Stages or with heavy payloads (For the latter I use Apex which is not a problem). I am having to use Apex on 2nd stages with what seems medium payloads due to the Mage engines feeling a bit underpowered, so I basically end up using Apex for all stages and maybe pixie on any landers if needed.

I am ok with Apex engines on 2nd or latter stages, I am just wondering if I should be using Mage engines with increased fuel consumption and reduced weight, in case Mage engines are optimized for vacuum, or does it even matter which engine I use at this point of game development? or can anyone suggest any engine types, settings and weights I should be using on the different stages (2nd and later)?

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    Mod Tully2001

    Please watch your profanity @swope

    6 months ago
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    4,853 KraZIvan

    @swope yikes lol

    6 months ago
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    432 swope

    You'll need about 32 Pixies to replace the thrust of one Apex.

    +1 6 months ago
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    4,853 KraZIvan

    @swope Thanks! I'll play around with Pixie engine groups and see what results I get.

    6 months ago
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    432 swope

    Apex have the best thrust for their mass, but they have the lowest Isp in all cases, I think.
    Better to use a load of Pixies, I think.

    +1 6 months ago

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