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Offline Req

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What bend? That one cylinder is compressed much more, yes, but there is no bending.

The "bend" is in the side-view profile of the leg due to its shape, it's not actually bent.

http://heiwaco.tripod.com/F9leg.gif

http://johnkrausphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/55-Feb-24.jpg

NOT BENT. That's how the leg looks. You are being fooled by A) poor image quality and B) light conditions.

The lines I drew on the "hurt" leg were correct, but there wasn't enough resolution to follow the same lines on the reference leg.

The higher resolution pictures make it clear that the inside line is indeed nominally bowed a bit, at least when deployed and hanging from a crane.
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Picture of the 225º grid fin nearly melted away, credit to u/thedubya22 on Reddit.

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Looks like all of the (at all) downward-facing surfaces were stripped of the paint/spam with the cork being exposed.  Definitely a hot entry!

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NOT BENT. That's how the leg looks. You are being fooled by A) poor image quality and B) light conditions.

The lines I drew on the "hurt" leg were correct, but there wasn't enough resolution to follow the same lines on the reference leg.

The higher resolution pictures make it clear that the inside line is indeed nominally bowed a bit, at least when deployed and hanging from a crane.

So you are wrong but yet you are not?  ::)  ???

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Looks like all of the (at all) downward-facing surfaces were stripped of the paint/spam with the cork being exposed.  Definitely a hot entry!

I wouldn't go that far. (at least from that closeup picture of the top with interstage) Those surfaces have a sand blasted look (not sand blasted obviously) but there is a smooth transition to other surfaces. So no spam was stripped. And it may still only be soot or other particles that wash off.

There is definitely spam missing on the bottom, though.

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Additional pictures of the partially melted grid fin: https://imgur.com/a/WeILL

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@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.

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Picture of the 225º grid fin nearly melted away, credit to u/thedubya22 on Reddit.

That'll buff right out!

Amazing how the camera was able to deal with the stream of molten Aluminum coming its way....
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Julia's photo of legs cut/paste for side by side for compressed length comparison. Not sure exactly where the telescope seam are under the pink foam.

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@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.

Ever used a carbon composite golf club or fly rod?
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@Req
Are we really talking about "bent" carbon fiber?
The material is not much more elastic than a cracker.

Ever used a carbon composite golf club or fly rod?

This would be a case where the fishing pole stays bent while not under load, i.e. shattered like the above referenced cracker.

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Anyone know if the core in front of HIF-39A is 1029-2 arriving?
Why would it be stored there? I assume it to be retired..

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