• August 09, 2020, 01:04:55 pm
• Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

!!

TEMAC Forum Guests

Please take the time to Register for the forum, especially if you are a TEMAC club member.

This is one of the most active RC club forums in Ontario. Please participate in the discussion to help our great club to continue to grow.

Author Topic: Powered Flight on Mars  (Read 192 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Andy Hoffer

  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 1745
  • Karma: +21/-2
  • Real Name: Andy Hoffer
Powered Flight on Mars
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:35:12 am »
I'm sure we have the collective smarts in TEMAC to do something like this.  8)

The design process, constraints and solutions are absolutely incredible.  Not only are the scientists/engineers on this project scary smart, they are articulate and engaging communicators.  What a pleasure!



This is definitely worth watching.  What I find interesting is how much the host/narrator looks like our very own NASA guy, @bfeist.

Enjoy!

Andy



Offline msatin

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 181
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Real Name: Mark Satin
  • TEMAC #: 347
  • Started Flying RC: 2019
Re: Powered Flight on Mars
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 10:35:38 pm »
Great video Andy - Thanks for sharing
Aside from what you rightly call the "scary smarts" what I find amazing is that on the close-ups you see all the little screws, mountings, etc.
All it would take is one of the little screws to sheer off, and the whole endeavour is trashed.
And I thought flying my Timber with it's busted up landing gear was scary :)
You never fail until you stop trying

Offline bfeist

  • TEMAC Website Admin
  • Administrator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 1029
  • Karma: +20/-0
    • Non-flying Projects Website
  • Real Name: Ben Feist
  • TEMAC #: 5
  • Started Flying RC: 1997
Re: Powered Flight on Mars
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 09:17:42 am »
That'll definitely be a cool test flight. The part that gets me is how thin the Martian atmosphere is. Must have been hard to design rotors that would work there.