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Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
Well they better hustle with ...
Before the next big wind blows that tiny puppy to Kansas
Just saying
Unless it's got an anchor.
Dave
 
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Hmm... I'm surprised that
a helicopter can fly in
such thin atmosphere...
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COLGeek

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While listening to a news story on this yesterday (with a rep from NASA), the first flight ceiling mentioned was 10 feet (3 meters). I read elsewhere that the flight plans were for up to 16 feet (5 meters).


 
Mar 26, 2021
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Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
Well they better hustle with ...
Before the next big wind blows that tiny puppy to Kansas
Just saying
Unless it's got an anchor.
Dave
Those dust devils are more like dust bunnies due to the extremely low atmospheric pressure. I might enjoy standing inside one of those tornado wannabe's.
 
. Although, the wind might not even blow me over.
I wonder what would be required to knock someone down. I think the air there is only ~ 1% of ours. If we, say, 75 mph wind here (lowest speed for hurricane), then I get 237 mph needed to have same KE. Is this correct?

m*75^2 = 0.1 * S^2 ; S is the Martian equivalent air speed.