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Old 10-03-2017, 04:23 AM   #2
malloyd
 
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Default Re: [Spaceships] simply fuel math...

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Originally Posted by jacobmuller View Post
RAW Super Fusion Torch, 50G 450mps but, if you allow use of an SM-4 section to get only 0.5G, how far will that tank of fuel take you - 45,000mps?

This is either one of those math things so simple you can't believe your own answer or it's Costello's rent arrears and I'm the landlord:/
It's simple the other way around. It gets you 450 mps. No matter what size the engine is, the final velocity depends on the size of the fuel tank relative to the entire ship, not relative to the engine. A smaller engine just takes longer to get there - 40 hours instead of 24 minutes to burn your tank dry.
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