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Offline Lars_J

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« on: 06/24/2013 07:52 PM »
The FH flies... Well, a model version of it anyway. ;)

From the SpaceX twitter feed: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/349242642518900736

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Rocket man Steve Jurvetson of @DFJvc built and fired off his own Falcon Heavy model rocket! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/9112242671/ pic.twitter.com/PpKqkWxOXy

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« Reply #1 on: 06/24/2013 11:00 PM »
The FH flies... Well, a model version of it anyway. ;)

From the SpaceX twitter feed: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/349242642518900736

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Rocket man Steve Jurvetson of @DFJvc built and fired off his own Falcon Heavy model rocket!


Did it have cross-feed?

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« Reply #2 on: 06/25/2013 01:45 AM »
The FH flies... Well, a model version of it anyway. ;)

From the SpaceX twitter feed: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/349242642518900736

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Rocket man Steve Jurvetson of @DFJvc built and fired off his own Falcon Heavy model rocket! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/9112242671/ pic.twitter.com/PpKqkWxOXy

Solid or liquid fuel? Gravity or pressure fed? It looks very interesting, I wish there were plans. 
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« Reply #3 on: 06/25/2013 01:58 AM »
Looks like size D (10-20 N-s) or larger model rocket solids to me. 30+ N-s makes for a pretty sizeable model.
« Last Edit: 06/25/2013 01:59 AM by docmordrid »
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« Reply #4 on: 06/25/2013 02:40 AM »
shall we speculate on SJ's longer booster cores being accurate to the real FH.  ;D :D lol

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« Reply #5 on: 06/25/2013 04:35 AM »
Well, it looks like he strapped three of these together, so I'm guessing not D's...

http://www.amazon.com/SpaceX-Falcon-Dragon-Flying-Rocket/dp/B006GX14R8

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« Reply #6 on: 06/25/2013 04:58 AM »
Looks like size D (10-20 N-s) or larger model rocket solids to me. 30+ N-s makes for a pretty sizeable model.
Jurveston states it uses Aerotech D10-7W: 20 N-s 17.7 N max thrust:
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket_Motors/Apogee_Medalist/18mm_Motors/Apogee_Medalist_Motor_D10-7_1pk
« Last Edit: 06/25/2013 05:04 AM by joek »

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« Reply #7 on: 06/25/2013 06:22 AM »
Looks like size D (10-20 N-s) or larger model rocket solids to me. 30+ N-s makes for a pretty sizeable model.
Jurveston states it uses Aerotech D10-7W: 20 N-s 17.7 N max thrust:
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket_Motors/Apogee_Medalist/18mm_Motors/Apogee_Medalist_Motor_D10-7_1pk

Ahhh...a D10-7W ;)
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Re: Falcon Heavy Model
« Reply #8 on: 09/04/2014 08:07 PM »
I'm thinking of building something like this myself, using three of the new(er) Falcon9 v1.1+fairing kits.  Standard model uses a D12-5, so I guess three of those should lift the F9H variant all right.

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Re: Falcon Heavy Model
« Reply #9 on: 09/04/2014 10:49 PM »
Looks like size D (10-20 N-s) or larger model rocket solids to me. 30+ N-s makes for a pretty sizeable model.
Jurveston states it uses Aerotech D10-7W: 20 N-s 17.7 N max thrust:
http://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket_Motors/Apogee_Medalist/18mm_Motors/Apogee_Medalist_Motor_D10-7_1pk

Ahhh...a D10-7W ;)

The D 10-7W is HUGE mistake for SpaceX. Just the GSE alone required for this rocket will put them out of business. How do they even expect to compete for comsat launches with design choices like that?! And reusability? A pipe dream! The cardboard housing of those engines will never survive the forces of reentry. Elon is a dreamer and a fool and this proves it, hands down.

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wait, what are we talking about again?   ;)

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Re: Falcon Heavy Model
« Reply #10 on: 09/04/2014 10:51 PM »
I'd like to see it do propulsive landing.

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Re: Falcon Heavy Model
« Reply #11 on: 09/05/2014 12:30 AM »
It is not cardboard. The industry standard term for it is "composite".

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Re: Falcon Heavy Model
« Reply #12 on: 09/05/2014 07:02 AM »
It is not cardboard. The industry standard term for it is "composite".

Please tell me you aren't being serious? I sure wasn't!  ;)

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