# Mars

#### Dcamelot

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

#### Andre Patton

Does anyone know elevation the helicopter is capable of achieving?

#### Vincent Peri

Hmm... I'm surprised that
a helicopter can fly in
such thin atmosphere...

#### COLGeek

##### Cybernaut
Moderator
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).

#### MoonToMars

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.

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
"Those dust devils are more like dust bunnies"

Really? Those videos seem all embracing?

Cat

#### MoonToMars

The Devils of Mars | Science Mission Directorate (nasa.gov)
Opportunity was fortunate to have what was believed to be a dust devil blow the dust off its solar panels an kept it alive a while longer. After reading the article above, I decided to avoid dust devils due to their static charge and sandpaper scouring of my spacesuit. Although, the wind might not even blow me over.

#### Helio

. 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.

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
Mars

I'm not sure whether this thread 'question' has been answered or not?

Cat

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
Post #2?

Yes, but I thought that had been answered? Not to mention Post #2 was not by the originator of the thread.

Cat

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