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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #40 on: 02/01/2019 08:03 pm »
End structure up and some scaffolding coming down.

January 30th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1906461#msg1906461

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "This pic was taken from Stargate this morning."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "A pic from this morning. The first roller door has been installed."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3:  "Some scaffolding is being removed."


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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #41 on: 02/01/2019 08:07 pm »
Fitting up flanges, domes, and drapes.

January 31st updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1906677#msg1906677

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Some scaffolding was removed from both sections."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "This was lowered into the Hopper."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3:  "Installing the flange."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 4:  "They are going to have this enclosed pretty quick. A roller door on each end."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "They are still working on the flange. More bolt holes have been made. The Sprung structure is now fully enclosed."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #42 on: 02/01/2019 08:09 pm »
Some external plumbing.

February 1st updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1907154#msg1907154

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "I happened to spot this today.  ;D"
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Some scaffolding has been put back up!"
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #43 on: 02/01/2019 08:09 pm »
Stuff going under the dome.

February 2nd updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1907419#msg1907419

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2,3:  "The ladder was delivered into the dome. The pipe and the tool box was brought out of the dome."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #44 on: 02/02/2019 06:50 pm »
GSE Ports and Raceway-type work

February 3rd updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1907757#msg1907757

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2,3:  "Some pics from today."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #45 on: 02/03/2019 09:35 pm »
2nd Significant GSE Connection Framework

February 4th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1908090#msg1908090

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "The scaffolding has been removed from this section."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Second GSE connection."
« Last Edit: 02/05/2019 09:33 pm by AC in NC »

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #46 on: 02/05/2019 09:35 pm »
2nd Raceway Type Work and Dome Lid Fitting

February 5th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1908466#msg1908466

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Showing the rectangles running up the Hopper."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "I also just happened to take pics of the lid being placed on the dome.  ;D"
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #47 on: 02/05/2019 09:35 pm »
Instrumentation Connectors, Wallace and Gromit Bolts, and Dome Lid Hardware Package

February 6th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1908822#msg1908822

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1, 2:  "The first pic shows some more rectangles added and the flange has a single line of bolts. The second pic is the top of the dome."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #48 on: 02/07/2019 12:17 am »
External Plumbing and Dome Detail Work

February 7th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1909078#msg1909078

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A section of external plumbing has been added."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "Welding around the dome cap. Some scaffold going up around the dome."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 4:  "Just saw this tank being secured to the dome."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #49 on: 02/09/2019 01:38 pm »
Flange, Ventilation, and COPVs

February 10th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1910012#msg1910012

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1, 2, 3:  "Some pics from this morning."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #50 on: 02/10/2019 05:46 pm »
Struts added to the legs and Dome Developments

February 11th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1910361#msg1910361  (Some pics are 1 post back from the preceding link.)

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "They are attaching a section of pipe from the bottom of the Hopper to the fin. On each side of the fins."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3,4:  "Changes on the dome."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #51 on: 02/15/2019 03:34 pm »
Flange, Plumbing, and Strut Crop

February 12th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1910618#msg1910618

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "The access port with flange installed. Some new holes for plumbing and wiring. A closeup shot of a lateral stiffener. They have four attached. None where the scaffolding is."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #52 on: 02/15/2019 03:35 pm »
Dome and Night Work

February 13th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1911088#msg1911088

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Work continues on the dome."

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "The work continues after the sun goes down."


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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #53 on: 02/15/2019 03:35 pm »
Scaffolding Removed and Dome Progress

February 14th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1911415#msg1911415

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "The scaffolding has been removed."

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "More pics of progress being made on the dome."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #54 on: 02/15/2019 03:36 pm »
Dome Detail

February 15th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1911729#msg1911729

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic of the dome taken this morning."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #55 on: 02/15/2019 03:37 pm »
Flange and Plumbing Tight Shots

February 16th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1912089#msg1912089

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1, 2:  "Starting out here with some fog this morning but managed to get a couple pics."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #56 on: 03/03/2019 12:51 am »
Dome Plumbing

February 18th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1912680#msg1912680

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1, 2:  "Just a couple pics from today."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #57 on: 03/03/2019 12:54 am »
A Plate on a Fin

February 19th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1912878#msg1912878

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Something new on the unfinished fin. Another overcast drizzly day here."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #58 on: 03/03/2019 12:55 am »
That plate again and Lateral Stiffeners

February 20th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1913069#msg1913069

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic of the same area. This pic was taken this morning."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "Installing the last two lateral stiffeners."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #59 on: 03/03/2019 12:56 am »
Episode IV:  A New Fairing

February 21st updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1913628#msg1913628

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "They have started on the new fairing. They are putting sections like the one in my pic together on the ground near the cement jig and the tent. It's hard to capture a good pic as the fencing is in the way."
« Last Edit: 04/04/2019 03:25 pm by AC in NC »

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