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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #20 on: 01/10/2019 12:08 am »
January 8th 2019:  Set #4

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #21 on: 01/10/2019 12:08 am »
January 8th 2019:  Set #5

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #22 on: 01/10/2019 12:09 am »
January 8th 2019:  Set #6

Note:  Ordinarily would provide highlights only but on the day of final fit checks, going to provide all bcg's updates.
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #23 on: 01/10/2019 12:09 am »
January 8th 2019:  Set #7

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #24 on: 01/10/2019 12:10 am »
January 9th 2019:  Final Stacking

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #25 on: 01/11/2019 06:21 pm »
January 10th 2019 Update:  Nomadd's Free Standing Full Stack picture

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #26 on: 01/12/2019 10:20 pm »
January 12th 2019:  As reported by bocachicagal:  "Quiet day here. Just about everyone had a well deserved day off. A cold front moved in this afternoon."

bcg's post:   https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1900502#msg1900502


Topic Mission:  As a reminder, Chris B. asked we keep this clean as Curated Pictorial with "Photo Updates" and "Discussion" topics covering everything ongoing.
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #27 on: 01/13/2019 02:20 am »
Drone footage of the hopper:
 

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #28 on: 01/15/2019 02:48 pm »
January 15th 2019 Updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1901492#msg1901492

bocachicagal: "This morning they are taking off the stainless panels covering the joint of the lower and upper sections. These panels were only attached to the side of the Hopper that faced Stargate."

bocachicagal: "Once again it has been separated.."

bocachicagal: "I just got rained out. This is where they have been working since the separation."

bocachicagal: "All three have been removed. Once on the ground they were quickly covered. Still raining here."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #29 on: 01/15/2019 02:52 pm »
January 16th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1901997#msg1901997

bocachicagal:  "Caught them moving some large sections of bulkhead #2. It's marked on the sections."

bocachicagal:  "A pic at the launch site later this afternoon. The second smaller tank from the big dish area was transported to launch site late this afternoon."


January 21st Update re: Lumber Falling into Base Section

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1903682#msg1903682

bocachicagal:  "This pic was taken on 1-16-19 when the large sections were being moved. A couple sections had some pieces of lumber on them. So perhaps it was a piece of lumber that fell?"
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #30 on: 01/16/2019 11:28 pm »
Pad getting tanks, job box in, scaffold hardware out.

January 17th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1902439#msg1902439

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic of both smaller tanks at the launch site. They look so much taller now."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "This box was lowered into the hopper. It was brought back out after a while. The second pic is what they brought out of the hopper. At first it was hard to tell what they had hanging."



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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #31 on: 01/19/2019 08:00 pm »
A reinforcement for a cutout

January 18th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1902947#msg1902947

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "This piece was being held up by the crane this morning. I had to leave for a few hours. When I returned the Hopper had a new look."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #32 on: 01/19/2019 08:01 pm »
Winds in the forecast [foreboding music in the background score]

January 19th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1903083#msg1903083

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Prepared for the 45-50 mph wind gusts that's in the forecast for today."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "I took this pic [second one] from Hwy 4."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #33 on: 01/19/2019 08:01 pm »
Heartwarming night work going on at Boca this evening.

January 20th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1903573#msg1903573

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Bulkhead section being lowered into the Hopper tonight."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Maybe this pic will help. It was also taken last night when a section was being moved." (re: PIC#1 ... pics orginally posted out of order.  Pics here are in time order.  Remarks in Post Order.)
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #34 on: 01/24/2019 04:59 pm »
Heartbreaking loss of Upper Half to High Winds.

January 23rd updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1903573#msg1903573

bocachicagal:  Pics 1,2:  "Nosecone down! High wind gusts again today." 
bocachicagal:  Pic 3:  "A better view of the damage to the nosecone." 
bocachicagal:  Pics 4,5:  "Nosecone has been moved to under the big dome."



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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #35 on: 01/24/2019 04:59 pm »
Full Steampunk Ahead after yesterday's mishap

January 24th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1904929#msg1904929

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "The bulkhead was moved over in front of the big dome." 
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "Bulkhead on!" 
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 4:  "This pic shows where the missing panel is located."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #36 on: 01/24/2019 09:55 pm »
Working on the innards

January 25th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1905312#msg1905312

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2,3,4:  "Caught some deliveries being made inside the Hopper. The last pic is the missing panel being installed."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "Another hole has been made."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #37 on: 01/25/2019 05:48 pm »
Scaffolding goes up

January 27th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1905700#msg1905700

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Scaffolding is going up around the Hopper."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Scaffolding has reached the dome."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #38 on: 01/28/2019 10:03 pm »
Big tube, full scaffolding, and pad tankage.

January 28th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1905850#msg1905850

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "This may be nothing but it caught my eye this morning.  ;D"
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2, 3, 4:  "Scaffolding is up to the dome on both sections. The three water tanks are in place at the launch site."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "Perhaps they are going to enclose the sprung structure? Caught this load at the main gate this morning."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #39 on: 01/28/2019 10:03 pm »
Going inside.

January 29th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1906145#msg1906145

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "They are working on enclosing the sprung structure."
« Last Edit: 02/01/2019 07:26 pm by AC in NC »

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