Mini Elon Musk

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skeptoid's picture

As the wider cosmic community waits anxiously, their suction cup fingers hovering undecidedly over the reset button. 

 

lol

 

Can you really extrapolate the physics and make corrections valid for larger scales using those materials (cardboard and such). Are there equations one would insert to compensate for how forces act differently on the different materials to predict for larger scales or does it not matter?

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Lambus's picture

The laws of physics are the same regardless of scale.

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skeptoid's picture

Yes, but is the structural reliability of the material identical in terms of applied forces? Is he ensuring the relationship of the carboard against wind resistence and load at that scale is equivalent to the relationship between metal and alloy and ceramic against those same forces at larger scales? Cardboard fails differently from steel vs. ceramic vs. plastic etc. That's what I mean, or am I out to lunch?

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Lambus's picture

His rocket will never work without a gyroscope.

 

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backdraft's picture
Beta Tester

Pretty sure there are gyros in that thing. 

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