Marvin the Martian from the Kaboom Krewe

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  1. Sep 12, 2019 #31

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    Well that looked a bit touch and go there for a while... glad is straightened out and deployed properly.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019 #32

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    I need to see that drone footage because reasons
     
  3. Sep 12, 2019 #33

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    Please do a thread!
     
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    I heard there was a 15lb bowling ball on the nose?

    Any news on the arc over? Rail catch? Low exit speed?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2019 #35

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    17 lb.

    Not really. I am still struggling to find the time at home to look at all the data.
     
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    Found another video of the launch (about first 5 or 10 seconds). Makes me wonder if the arc-over issue was related to the launch rails?

     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 #37

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    Here is a video of several launches at LDRS 38, including several splendid aerial (drone) views. [Edit: 15 minutes]

    At 1:08, there is a drone view of Marvin's Rocket, but not the launch. At 4:42, there is another ground view of Marvin's entire flight.

     
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    It looks like the exhaust may have gotten to one of the parachutes?
     
  10. Oct 10, 2019 #40

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    It did.

    I finally reviewed the onboard footage with Dan Welling, and together we agreed on a few things. I hope to be able to make a video that shows normal onboard footage, then a subtitled set of footage showing the different events as they occur. We've not released the footage yet because I didn't want to fuel speculation (any more than it has now), but since we are in agreement in the sequence of events, we can move forward.... As we have time.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2019 #41

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    THERES ON BOARD VIDEO????

    Pretty please with a cherry on top release it.
     
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    Looks like Marvin's second attempt to get home will be at Red Glare this year. The tentative plan is to fly Saturday April 4.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2020 #43

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    WHERE IS THE ON BOARD VIDEO

    DON'T MAKE ME DRIVE TO SAINT LOUIS AND START WHIPPING PEOPLE WITH WET NOODLES
     
  14. Jan 29, 2020 #44

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    It's on my list of things to do.
     
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    Yay!

    This makes me happy.

    Really though, this entire project makes me happy. :D So happy to see it make another appearance.
     
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    We are excited to give it another go. Making a few tweaks to the rocket, as well as propulsion and recovery.

    I am hoping to be able to attend. I enjoyed the avionics portion of it, even if all four of my RRC3's fried at LDRS. Jim is going to look at those. I have a backup alternate if needed.... Hopefully I can get feedback from Jim before Red Glare.
     

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