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(NASA)   Mars helicopter Ingenuity has a problem. No it is not fault with the helicopter. It is Mars whose atmospheric density is dropping with the change of seasons. But who says that will stop NASA?   (mars.nasa.gov) divider line
    More: Interesting, Aerodynamics, Speed of sound, Speed, Stall, higher rotor speeds, Ingenuity's strengths, high-speed spin of the rotor, atmospheric density  
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2021-09-17 7:39:54 PM  
It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.
 
2021-09-17 8:12:15 PM  
It's gonna be like any other 'drone' they'll just crash it Matt Damon's roof.
 
2021-09-17 8:59:04 PM  
function spinRotorsFaster() {
var dt = new Date();
     var iMeanIt=9001;
if (dt.getMonth()>=9 && dt.getMonth()<=12) {
      spinFasterGodDammit(iMeanIt);
}
}
 
2021-09-17 9:00:55 PM  
Dammit Fark, you just caused an interplanetary incident with your messed up code formatting.
 
2021-09-17 9:36:57 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: function spinRotorsFaster() {
var dt = new Date();
  var iMeanIt=9001;
if (dt.getMonth()>=9 && dt.getMonth()<=12) {
   spinFasterGodDammit(iMeanIt);
}
}


Mars has 24 months of about 28 days each.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darian_​c​alendar
 
2021-09-17 9:59:17 PM  
Density Altitude: 70,000 feet
 
2021-09-17 10:01:46 PM  

KarmicDisaster: EnzoTheCoder: function spinRotorsFaster() {
var dt = new Date();
var iMeanIt=9001;
if (dt.getMonth()>=9 && dt.getMonth()<=12) {
spinFasterGodDammit(iMeanIt);
}
}

Mars has 24 months of about 28 days each.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darian_c​alendar


Timezones and locales strike again!
 
2021-09-17 10:10:38 PM  
Can't fault NASA for not anticipating this, either. Ingenuity's mission was supposed to have finished months ago.
 
2021-09-17 10:43:33 PM  
Already went 20 feet up.  and it isn't a drastic change in pressure.  The limited sunlight would be more of an issue IMHO
 
2021-09-17 11:15:16 PM  

Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.


I am gonna buy one, I am aiming for 14 minutes because I am not competitive.
 
2021-09-17 11:35:42 PM  

Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.


I bet you did

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2021-09-18 12:02:46 AM  

johnny_vegas: Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.

I bet you did

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I learned years ago not to mix genitals and fans/propellers.
 
2021-09-18 12:09:59 AM  

Mister Buttons: johnny_vegas: Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.

I bet you did

[hips.hearstapps.com image 480x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

I learned years ago not to mix genitals and fans/propellers.


Nuts and slatted chairs however,..
 
2021-09-18 12:48:37 AM  

johnny_vegas: Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.

I bet you did

[hips.hearstapps.com image 480x240] [View Full Size image _x_]


I used to see that commercial all the time on Roku B-Movies channel. It always cracked my up.

/dildodrone for the win!
 
2021-09-18 1:49:17 AM  
Well after almost 7 months, they finally got into this particular area. While the clearly sedimentary rock in some places looks cool, I'm looking forward to them driving Percy all the way back around this little depression and getting over to the delta.
 
2021-09-18 4:01:18 AM  
KarmicDisaster:

Mars has 24 months of about 28 days each.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darian_c​alendar


Well assuming that is the calendar that is eventually used. That is a proposal. There are others. And they could do something not yet dreamed of.
 
2021-09-18 2:14:01 PM  

kkinnison: Already went 20 feet up.  and it isn't a drastic change in pressure.  The limited sunlight would be more of an issue IMHO


You'd be getting more sunlight as it moves into Summer, not less.
 
2021-09-18 3:18:38 PM  

Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.


Linux can do wonders
 
2021-09-18 3:19:59 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Can't fault NASA for not anticipating this, either. Ingenuity's mission was supposed to have finished months ago.


Linux just keeps going and going....
 
2021-09-18 5:37:53 PM  

SansNeural: Density Altitude: 70,000 feet


Someday when we humans are probably gone that could be the density altitude on the surface of the earth. We are not gaining atmosphere. I am lucky to live at a time when manned flight is possible.
 
2021-09-19 12:17:19 AM  
Why am I reading that headline with a Russian accent?
 
2021-09-19 12:19:31 AM  

Mister Buttons: johnny_vegas: Warthog: It's amazing that little drone is still flying.  I broke mine in the first 15 minutes.

I bet you did

[hips.hearstapps.com image 480x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

I learned years ago not to mix genitals and fans/propellers.


Prude.
 
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