Everyone else is talking about it…..
Joe Barnard of BPS.space has flown his 1/48 scale Falcon Heavy model demonstrating the ability of the Signal flight computer to control a 3 core rocket. Each core was equipped with its own Signal FC and TVC (Thrust Vector Control) mount, by firing the two core boosters at liftoff the combined TVC control allows the rocket to pitch, yaw and roll about its axis.
As is demonstrated in the video below, the rocket executes a 20° roll program after liftoff and holds this until burn out before the centre core takes over and flys away.
The model even has a second stage fully equipped as well, lets hope we see an all up test soon!
A pretty awesome feat!
I’ll let the video do the rest of the talking!
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. #Detail of the #RaptorEngine which will be used in BFR – Big Fucking Rocket. 31 of these bad boys will create a monster thrust of 29,000,000 lbs (~129,000 kN) and will push the BFR to the space. For comparison, recent Falcon Heavy launch recorded a total thrust 5,000,000 lbs (~23,000 kN). Now you know. Come on, iťs not rocket science…….or is it 🚀🎓 . . . More info on the BFR rocket and the ITS – Interplanetary Transport System – coming soon. Stay tuned! . . . #starman #starmanbyspacex #raptorengine #bfr #bigfuckingrocket #rocketscience #dnesletim #rocketlaunch #its #iauconference #interplanetarytransportsystem #motor #followme #spacexploration #spacex #engineering #technology #sosa
A model Falcon Heavy with landing gear, gimbaled engines and a flight computer that will enable it to propulsively land! Yep you read right!
No better way to test the avionics than on a three core booster, complete with hold down clamps and all!
Looking forward to seeing this fly!