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DocM    16,170

Yowza!!

 

 

 

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DocM    16,170

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DocM    16,170

Hmmmm....seem welding it to smoothness? Maybe...

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,644

Yep, that procedure would make everything a lot easier. The sections being slightly off-sized would alleviate the need for "super careful handling" during shipping, transfer and storage too -- and that's when they'll have their design strength.

 

It's a heck of a way to go about things. Think of them like drum heads. Tighten 'em down when/how needed.

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DocM    16,170
13 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Yep, that procedure would make everything a lot easier. The sections being slightly off-sized would alleviate the need for "super careful handling" during shipping, transfer and storage too -- and that's when they'll have their design strength.

 

It's a heck of a way to go about things. Think of them like drum heads. Tighten 'em down when/how needed.

 

They're building a space-shipyard. We expected it to be in San Francisco or Iowa, but got Texas 😋

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DocM    16,170

Uhhhhh...

 

 

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+rdlenk    147
4 hours ago, DocM said:

Uhhhhh...

 

 

I can't wait for that picture to be released. :)

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Unobscured Vision    2,644

Oooooo .... :yes: .... powah.

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DocM    16,170

I've heard it said those 100,000 hp/74+ megawatt turbopumps are more in line with a 660,000 lbf engine than the previously started 448,000 lbf.

 

MOAH powah

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Unobscured Vision    2,644

I can dig it. :yes:(Y)

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DocM    16,170

Wow....

 

 

IMG_20190131_210110.thumb.jpg.0ea9532ba1cad8b741cee4c51345ec5b.jpg

IMG_20190131_210106.thumb.jpg.96f6211448550aebb9c53773e3a7b599.jpg

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+rdlenk    147
2 minutes ago, DocM said:

Wow....

 

 

There it is. There is also a good one of it sitting next to an M1D. Hopefully that gets released at some point too.

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DocM    16,170

 

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DocM    16,170

Think I have this right.

 

200 ton force (metric) = 440,924 lbf
250 ton force (metric) = 551,156 lbf 

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DocM    16,170

OMG, Super Heavy gets leg/fins too

 

 

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bguy_1986    350
12 hours ago, DocM said:

Wow....

 

 

IMG_20190131_210110.thumb.jpg.0ea9532ba1cad8b741cee4c51345ec5b.jpg

IMG_20190131_210106.thumb.jpg.96f6211448550aebb9c53773e3a7b599.jpg

Would like to see a high res photo.  That thing is a work of art.

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flyingskippy    165

Look at the size of the motor mount and the turnbuckles. HOLY ######!

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anthdci    207
1 minute ago, flyingskippy said:

Look at the size of the motor mount and the turnbuckles. HOLY ######!

Imagine the engineering project for a frame to house 31 of them 😵

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FloatingFatMan    17,405
8 hours ago, DocM said:

OMG, Super Heavy gets leg/fins too

 

 

All those early scifi artists were right!

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DocM    16,170
35 minutes ago, flyingskippy said:

Look at the size of the motor mount and the turnbuckles. HOLY ######!

 

They **totally** rebuilt/reinforced  the Raptor test cell. L2 has aerial photos &  that mount is way beefier than you see here. It'll need it - bigly.

 

Raptor is a BEAST

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DocM    16,170

INCOMING!!

 

 

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