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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #620 on: 06/05/2016 01:59 PM »
The legs (and engines for that matter) are able to be refurbished in a queue, and next four go back on next up reused booster.  With a significant launch rate, I suspect that SpaceX will queue up refurb'd cores, components, etc. to keep launch tempo up instead of refurbishing the returned booster as a unit -- at least until process is mature enough for something approaching gas-n-go.

That is good guesswork, it sounds plausible to me if they are not yet done with changes to things that require disassembly anyway.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #621 on: 06/05/2016 04:26 PM »
The legs (and engines for that matter) are able to be refurbished in a queue, and next four go back on next up reused booster.  With a significant launch rate, I suspect that SpaceX will queue up refurb'd cores, components, etc. to keep launch tempo up instead of refurbishing the returned booster as a unit -- at least until process is mature enough for something approaching gas-n-go.

That is good guesswork, it sounds plausible to me if they are not yet done with changes to things that require disassembly anyway.

...and then they reassemble the launcher like Lego elements.  See, rockets are LEGOs.  ;)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #622 on: 06/05/2016 05:12 PM »
The legs (and engines for that matter) are able to be refurbished in a queue, and next four go back on next up reused booster.  With a significant launch rate, I suspect that SpaceX will queue up refurb'd cores, components, etc. to keep launch tempo up instead of refurbishing the returned booster as a unit -- at least until process is mature enough for something approaching gas-n-go.

That is good guesswork, it sounds plausible to me if they are not yet done with changes to things that require disassembly anyway.

...and then they reassemble the launcher like Lego elements.  See, rockets are LEGOs.  ;)

<stamps foot> LEGO **elements** not "LEGOs"    </stamps foot> 
I see what you did there. And no they aren't, the legs don't just snap on, you have to use pins or bolts, so more like Meccano/Erector Set stuff :)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #623 on: 06/05/2016 08:27 PM »
<stamps foot> LEGO **elements** not "LEGOs"    </stamps foot> 
I see what you did there. And no they aren't, the legs don't just snap on, you have to use pins or bolts, so more like Meccano/Erector Set stuff :)

IMHO if you must call LEGO blocks and components "LEGO elements", then you failed to properly and sufficiently enjoy your LEGOs as a child.  :'(
I suppose you never used a Band-Aid either, only a "Band-Aid brand adhesive bandage". :P

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #624 on: 06/05/2016 10:02 PM »
Well I've used elastoplast to cover the holes that standing on lego has made. So many holes, it took lots of maths to count them....

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #625 on: 06/06/2016 05:06 AM »
<stamps foot> LEGO **elements** not "LEGOs"    </stamps foot> 
I see what you did there. And no they aren't, the legs don't just snap on, you have to use pins or bolts, so more like Meccano/Erector Set stuff :)

IMHO if you must call LEGO blocks and components "LEGO elements", then you failed to properly and sufficiently enjoy your LEGOs as a child.  :'(
Wrong. Although I enjoy them as an adult far more than ever.
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I suppose you never used a Band-Aid either, only a "Band-Aid brand adhesive bandage". :P
Correct.

But let's stay on topic.
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Do we know where the crush core is located? It seems to me the most likely location of the crush core is in the second to last portion of the extendable leg sections. The portion closest to the "foot" of the leg is much shorter than the rest of the sections.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Landing legs - General Discussion Thread
« Reply #627 on: 09/13/2016 03:15 PM »
Do we know where the crush core is located? It seems to me the most likely location of the crush core is in the second to last portion of the extendable leg sections. The portion closest to the "foot" of the leg is much shorter than the rest of the sections.

Would have to be at that end, as the rest of the sections house the next section down when retracted.

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