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Mar 30, 2017, 07:36 PM
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Hot grid fins


They pushed the reentry velocity a bit higher on this one. The grid fins were molten hot right when the video died. It looked like it burned up, but it reappeared after a successful landing. The 2 lower grid fins got a lot hotter than the upper grid fins, showing an attempt to use the fins to pitch the rocket. You'd think it would be more important to slow it down by spreading the heat between all 4 grid fins than change the angle of attack by sacrificing 2. The rear end probably got hotter.
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