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The pattern of 8 engines in an octagon surrounding one central engine used on the falcon 9 rocket.

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Why are the Falcon 9 Stage-1 engines placed with offsets in the octaweb compartments?

Pictures of the octaweb show that the engines are not placed at the center of each octaweb compartment---they are closer to one side than to the other. See the picture below for an example. Focus on ...
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Why is the center engine in the Falcon 9 (and Falcon Heavy) Octaweb layout at a different elevation with respect to the outer engines?

Looking at this elevation view of the Falcon 9, the nozzle exit of the core engine in the cluster is in a different plane with respect to the nozzle exits of the surrounding eight engines. Why is ...
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