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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #80 on: 03/10/2019 06:47 pm »
Fairing Base Cutouts and Hopper Tie Downs

March 10th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1920689#msg1920689

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "There appears to be holes cut out at each joint where the cylinder sits on the concrete jig."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "Each leg has one of these Slingmax slings around it and it's anchored down."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #81 on: 03/11/2019 09:06 pm »
The Raptor has Landing and the Hopper is Tanking

March 11th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1920974#msg1920974

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Raptor has arrived at Boca Chica."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3,4:  "A few pics from the launch site."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #82 on: 03/11/2019 09:06 pm »
Continuing Fairing Work

March 11th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1921187#msg1921187

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Still working on the nosecone sections."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #83 on: 03/20/2019 11:32 pm »
Open Hatches and GSE Connections

March 12th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1921395#msg1921395

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "This morning the upper bulkhead access hatch has been opened."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Both bulkhead access hatches have been opened."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3,4:  "Pics from the launch site."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #84 on: 03/20/2019 11:36 pm »
"Fairing" (foreshadowing scare quotes) Work at the Tent

March 13th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1921754#msg1921754

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "Gusty winds here today. The curved stiffeners going into the second section. Another pic of the curved and tapered sections."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #85 on: 03/20/2019 11:58 pm »
More Panels Going Up and Tapered Sections on the Move

March 14th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1922181#msg1922181

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "More panels being added to the fairing that is on the cement jig."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Panels are up."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3,4,5:  "Two of these tapered sections were picked up and put on a flatbed. Trucked over to the other side of the tent and unloaded."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #86 on: 03/21/2019 12:01 am »
Tanking Test Venting

March 14th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1922458#msg1922458

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2,3:  "I caught some testing being done on the Hopper."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #87 on: 03/21/2019 12:12 am »
RAPTOR!!!!!!!  .... and Raptor Juice

March 15th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1922778#msg1922778

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "Raptor at the launch site."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2:  "Another pic of the liquid oxygen delivery. I am sure the tall tank on the right had previously been marked liquid nitrogen."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #88 on: 03/21/2019 12:14 am »
Raptor Nesting

March 15th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1923148#msg1923148

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2,3,4:  "This afternoon the raptor engine was moved from the flatbed to under the Hopper."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "Another pic from this afternoon."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #89 on: 03/21/2019 12:26 am »
Raptor Fitting

March 16th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1923406#msg1923406

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "A couple pics taken this morning."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3,4:  "Raptor has been moved into position."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "Another pic of the Raptor installation."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #90 on: 03/21/2019 12:29 am »
Tapered Sections, a Lot of Structural Steel and Metal Roofing

March 16th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1923489#msg1923489

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "Pics of the tapered sections."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #91 on: 03/21/2019 12:34 am »
Raptor Hanging Free

March 17th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1923706#msg1923706

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic from late this morning."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3:  "Pics from late this afternoon."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #92 on: 03/21/2019 12:44 am »
Pump Delivery and Pad Pics 

March 18th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1924143#msg1924143

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "This was delivered within the control center area this morning."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 2,3,4:  "Pics from the launch site this morning."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #93 on: 03/21/2019 12:48 am »
Pressure Testing and Afternoon Pad Pics

March 18th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1924277#msg1924277

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "Caught some more pressure testing being done."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3,4,5:  "Pics taken this afternoon of the launch site."

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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #94 on: 03/21/2019 12:59 am »
T minus 1 Day and Counting to Hopper Test

March 19th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1924526#msg1924526

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "Pics from the launch site this morning. Methane delivery."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3:  "Couple more pics from the launch site."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 4:  "This section appears to be tapering."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 5:  "One of the legs has a different tether."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #95 on: 03/21/2019 01:01 am »
Hopper Test Rain Scrub but Good Forecast Tomorrow

March 20th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1924979#msg1924979

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "A couple pics from the launch site this morning. I also confirmed that testing for today has been scrubbed. :("
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #96 on: 03/21/2019 01:03 am »
End of Hopper Test Day #2

March 21st updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1925622#msg1925622

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic from the launch site after the road was opened up. Hopefully tomorrow is the day for static fire and a tiny hop."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #97 on: 03/21/2019 10:53 pm »
Initial Hopper Testing Day #3 ... More Scheduled Mon-Wed

March 22nd updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1926292#msg1926292

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1,2:  "I took these pics this morning but had trouble posting them."
bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 3:  "A pic of the launch site after the testing was over."
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #98 on: 03/23/2019 12:53 am »
Sunday Evening before Hopper Test Day #4 Monday

March 24th updates:  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47120.msg1926831#msg1926831

bocachicagal:  Pic(s) 1:  "A pic from this evening. The SpaceX RV has left the launch site. I think that is a good sign. ;)"
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Re: The Evolution of the Big Falcon Hopper (BFH) Pictorial
« Reply #99 on: 03/25/2019 12:50 am »
Updates through March 24th above.

As a Reminder:  Chris B has asked this be a curated thread in order to maintain a consistent format for a highlights series with proper citations.  If you have something that should added, please post on the Photos or Discussions threads or just PM me directly.
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