Recent content by Treva31

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    B Has anyone ever built a superconducting quenchgun?

    Yes I have tried searching :smile:, couldn't find anything ever built. The same guys were writing papers about it since 1979 though.
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    B Has anyone ever built a superconducting quenchgun?

    Has anyone ever built a functioning superconducting quenchgun? Or has the theory or practicality of it's operation ever been questioned or disproved?
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    B Calculate the *Acceleration* after a (mostly) elastic collision?

    How can I calculate the ACCELERATION of a stationary steel ball after being hit by a moving steel ball. I know how to get the final velocity but how long does it take to accelerate to that velocity from zero? Does it depend on the elasticity of the materials? I guess we need to know long did...
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    B Temperature regulation in Earth orbit

    If I had an object in an orbit around the Earth that I kept continually shaded from the sun, how cold would it get? Assuming the shade device was not physically connected to and was sufficiently far away from the object to not radiate any heat to it. And if I actively adjusted how much shade...
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    Ah ok, VERY interesting! So I might need to make a spreadsheet using this and compare the two to find the lowest second burn value for a reasonable LEO.. (I'm thinking between 300 and 600km)
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    Awesome thank you so much guys! :smile:
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    Minimal delta-v on the "second burn" certainly is the aim. The delta-v of the "first burn" doesn't matter at all, happy for it to be inefficient. So does that still mean the first type is better for me? If so let's go with that. Are there names for those 2 types? Thanks.
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    No not up first. So you shoot from sea level horizontally. Lets say you shoot at the correct speed for a 400km orbit. As the Earth curves away the projectile gains altitude. So it reaches 400km, and lets say it hasn't slowed down at all so it as at the correct speed for a 400km orbit. But it...
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    But it needs to change the trajectory right? Not just the speed. Can you give an example of what you mean? Launching from sea level and entering a circular orbit at 400km.
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    B Orbit circularisation/insertion spreadsheet

    I am trying to create a spreadsheet that will calculate: The minimum delta-v required to circularise the orbit of a projectile that has been fired horizontally from the Earths surface at a given velocity. Completely ignoring atmospheric drag. See the attached spreadsheet. The steps are...
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    Inverter or Generator

    I also have a van and would recommend not using battery power for anything big (ie heating or cooling). Use a gas heater or run the engine and use the RV heater. If you have a large invertor it will be very inefficient when being used at a low level. If you really want to do this maybe have 2...
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    B Is the water pressure below ocean waves constant?

    If you are stationary say 10m below the ocean surface does the water pressure at your location vary with the waves. For example: When a wave crest is above you than means perhaps 12m of water is above you. Then a few seconds later a trough is above you so only 8m of water is above you. So you...
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    B Delta-v for orbit if already at ideal velocity and altitude?

    OK I have finally put together a spreadsheet using your excellent instructions. I am getting slightly different figures than your example but its close. Perhaps its rounding errors, your example was a different flight-path than my calculations use, or I have made a mistake somewhere? I would be...
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    Linear Induction Coilgun with superconducting projectile

    Or can you not really induce eddy currents due to the Meissner effect?? It would be a Niobium-titanium superconductor by the way, so that is Type II.