NIKE ZEUS A . . .

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  1. Jan 24, 2020 #31

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    Look closely at the videos in post #10 . The large section of fins on the second stage some of the video
    shows the small step like "tab" on the edge of parts of the video then it is missing in others
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  2. Jan 24, 2020 #32

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  3. Jan 24, 2020 #33

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  4. Jan 24, 2020 #34

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    Hmm . . . Perhaps it was some type of "plug" or "cover" that was removed before launch ?

    Dave F.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2020 #35

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    you can see the "tab" is in place during the launches
     
  6. Jan 24, 2020 #36

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    also I noticed the black "roll pattern" on the second stage is different
    the top side is in 3 parts and the bottom side visible after launch is all black

    roll pattern patches.jpg
     
  7. Jan 24, 2020 #37

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    Hmm . . . Could it be spliced footage of different launches ?

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  8. Jan 24, 2020 #38

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    Could be, but there were not many launches of the Zeus A iirc.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2020 #39

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    Well, if it was in place for launch and it is visible during the launch, it must have been installed just prior to the launch, since it was not in place, earlier in the video.

    I have no idea what its function would be . . . Safety Interlock, Electronics Arming, etc. ???

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  10. Jan 25, 2020 #40

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    Dave

    If you are referring to the black patches on the 2nd stage then they are probably roll pattern indicators.
    That way they could look on the video to see how many times the pattern changed in order to calculate
    how fast the rocket was spinning

    Bobby
     
  11. Jan 25, 2020 #41

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    Bobby,

    I'm referring to what you mentioned in posts #31 & #32 . . .

    You indicated that you spotted something in the pics in post #10.

    Thanks,
    Dave F.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2020 #42

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    see post 32
     
  13. Jan 25, 2020 #43

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    Bobby,

    The upper pic might be part of that "plastic wrap"they have on the fins.

    The second pic is starting to look like part of the launcher to me.

    Watch this video, starting at 2:40 ( FULL SCREEN )

    This is the video that the still images were taken from . . .

    Dave F.

     
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