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Electric Model Flyers of Southern Ontario => General Discussion => Topic started by: EMFSO on April 01, 2021, 11:00:23 pm

Title: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: EMFSO on April 01, 2021, 11:00:23 pm
Get ready for a month of Ingenuity with the Mars Helicopter. The first flight is no earlier than April 11, 2021 and it's electric powered.

https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/# (https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/#)
Title: Re: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: byrocat on April 02, 2021, 08:22:56 pm
Latest update from the website, albeit the 23rd....

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8896/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-prepares-for-first-flight/
Title: Re: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: EMFSO on April 22, 2021, 09:48:42 pm
NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8919/nasa-to-attempt-first-controlled-flight-on-mars-as-soon-as-monday/

(http://emfso.org/img/2021/Ingenuity001.gif)
Title: Re: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: byrocat on April 22, 2021, 11:20:42 pm
Second test hop completed
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/technology/mars-helicopter-completes-second-test-flight/ar-BB1fWAmP?ocid=msedgntp
Title: Re: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: zac on April 24, 2021, 02:33:50 pm
NASA is preparing for the third flight on Sunday. They plan to fly for 80 seconds and 100 meters distance.

https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/295/we-are-prepping-for-ingenuitys-third-flight-test/

Title: Re: Mars Helicopter... It's electric.
Post by: EMFSO on October 20, 2021, 03:23:13 pm
2,800 RPM Spin a Success, but Flight 14 Delayed to Post Conjunction (https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/336/2800-rpm-spin-a-success-but-flight-14-delayed-to-post-conjunction/)

(https://mars.nasa.gov/images/mepjpl/PIA24812-web2.jpg) (https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/336/2800-rpm-spin-a-success-but-flight-14-delayed-to-post-conjunction/)

Ingenuity has completed 13 flights as of September 4, 2021. Weather on mars is changing and the helicopter is speeding up it's blades to 2700rpm on the next flight. Read more on the Ingenuity Helicopter blog (https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/336/2800-rpm-spin-a-success-but-flight-14-delayed-to-post-conjunction/).