15 comments

  1. Nice effort but it does not match. We see much more than 1, 36 elephant per second at the exit of the nozzles (unless they are babie elephants-;)

  2. Recalculate. The Saturn V has five F1 engines. Each engine burns 2,542 L per second (1,565 L of LOX and 976 L of RP-1(basically kerosene).

    The whole first stage therefore consumes 12,710 liters of fuel/oxidizer per second..triple what you simulated. New animation please? We need more pachyderm-propellant!

  3. I just find it absolutely inhumane to have to kill so many elephants for fuel just to get into space!! This is probably why they are an endangered species! Why not just grind up and use illegal immigrants instead, salving two problems at once??

  4. I don't think the elephants would fit thru the nozzle. Or combust with any enthusiasm. Also PETA would probably get mad.

  5. The elephant exhaust should come out a lot faster from the bottom of the up goer five. "Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion: Principles, Practice and New Developments" by Martin J.L. Turner says the F-1 engine exhaust velocity was ~2650 m/s.

  6. Did the math myself, think OP just switched the numbers around. The value should be 3.16 elephants per second.

  7. The video's comment said "1.36 Elephants per second" but the video itself is WAY more than this. Pity it's not accurate.

  8. having the exit velocity not accurate…. makes this entirely USELESS!!!! None of it's accurate. far too many elephants even with correct exit velocity. shame on the maker of this thing!

  9. "I have no concept of orbital mechanics and rocketry how can I visualize the consumption of the fuel used?"
    "Elephants"

  10. So this video is about how much fuel is burn in relation to elephants or an elephant powered rocket ship.

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