Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

94% Fuel; Lunar Launch/Timesink Edition

The Saturn V Flight Manual is now online. I've just begun to peruse it (it's 244 pages).

Fun facts: The dry weight of the first state was 288,000 pounds. The fueled weight of the first stage was over five million pounds. The center engine of the first stage was shut down early in order to limit the acceleration of the rocket.

2 comments:

Nangleator said...

"Light fuse, point away from face" anywhere in there?

w3ski said...

I admit I like horsepower in action, but man those Rocket Guys do it on a magnitude of 1000 to 1."Shut down the main to keep from 'over accelerating' " ! Whoo Whee,
I just can't wait for their next step up in power.
w3ski