Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Forklift Smack view #2

Another on-board view of the forklift smack flight.
I like this view.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgY2gK4OL8

6 comments:

noel.wade said...

Wow, not a video for those prone to motion sickness! Back... and forth... back... and forth... :-P

Thanks for continuing to let us live vicariously through your attempts, Paul! You've achieved some cool stuff, regardless of the outcome when the launch window closes. Keep pushing - we'll keep rooting!

Anonymous said...

I'm dizzy.

David said...

That is a better view. Great seeing the movement of the engine and the flight position relative to the pad. Is it running in bi-prop mode? I assume not. Anyway, for these short runs you sure appear to have the catalyst issues sorted out.

Gabriel said...

Thanks for your video and news coverage, Paul. This stunning :-) video make me think about the big win, test tethers are for newspace. Perhaps, they could be improved even more to minimise smacking forklifts. Best of luck!

C. Scott Ananian said...

It does look pretty good, except for the constant positive vertical velocity. Hopefully you'll get that sorted out quickly!

JanSolo said...

Maybe a little padding on the forklift boom might prevent further damage while you iron out the problem?