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  1. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread SpaceX Falcon 9 historic landing thread (1st landing attempt & most recent missions).

    As always, he did a great job with this video.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 6:49 AM
  2. ThirstyBarbarian liked mpitfield's post in the thread SpaceX Falcon 9 historic landing thread (1st landing attempt & most recent missions).

    Scott Manley did a decent video on the event. [MEDIA]

    Jan 20, 2020 at 6:48 AM
  3. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    Yes, it makes it a complete pain in the ass. The Fruity Chutes company has a descent rate calculator that supposedly allows you to...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 5:24 AM
  4. ThirstyBarbarian liked AfterBurners's post in the thread Spherachutes.

    It does make it difficult to input data. I figure if kit came with a flat 36" chute than a size smaller of hers would still work well...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 5:09 AM
  5. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    There is a problem with thinking that a chute with a higher quoted Cd than another is actually “better”. The Cd isn’t enough to tell you...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 5:06 AM
  6. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    In reality, I’m sure her chutes do have a higher Cd than a flat sheet.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 4:32 AM
  7. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    The best information to have for picking chutes is a graph of descent rate versus payload weight. The Cd and reference sizes are all so...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 4:16 AM
  8. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    Correct. The nominal Cd is not the same as the actual Cd, and that’s true for almost every brand of chute, not just Spherachutes. She...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 2:08 AM
  9. ThirstyBarbarian liked John Williams's post in the thread Spherachutes.

    Also remember Julie measures her parachute in a different way she measures the size over the top of the canopy. 1/2 circumference. This...

    Screenshot_20200119-133430.png Jan 20, 2020 at 1:48 AM
  10. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    The Cd she uses is .75. That is probably not the true Cd, but it works in sim programs if you put in her nominal sizes, which are...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 5:29 AM
  11. ThirstyBarbarian liked John Williams's post in the thread Spherachutes.

    Winds picked up here and I was able to get an okay shot of the canopy of the 120" main

    IMG_20200118_155623.jpg Jan 18, 2020 at 11:40 PM
  12. ThirstyBarbarian attached a file to the thread Space Command uniforms: Internet Outrage.

    They should have different uniforms depending on whether they are in Intelligence, Infantry, or Navy, and also depending on hotness....

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  13. ThirstyBarbarian liked Onebadhawk's post in the thread Spherachutes.

    haahahaahaha.. You guy's are too funny.. The next time we're at a launch I'm going to ask my wife Sandy to run down the field pulling...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:02 PM
  14. ThirstyBarbarian replied to the thread Spherachutes.

    :D

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  15. ThirstyBarbarian liked John Williams's post in the thread Spherachutes.

    I asked my wife she said there would be none of that. Lol

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:55 PM