Lost Bird Proves Apollo Inauthenticity Jul 8, 2011 7:12:03 GMT -4
Post by sts60 on Jul 8, 2011 7:12:03 GMT -4
A good analogy, but fattydash is claiming - with no understanding of the subject, no idea of what accuracy would be required, and no explanation for the actual Apollo record (other than calling a lot of people liars) - that because this airplane is flying in pre-GPS times, that because they didn't know its position exactly, the whole flight was faked - clearly it could never have found its destination.
This is really a two-part claim: first, yet another appeal to "if I ran the zoo", regarding the retroreflector ranging attempts. Second, a claim (implied, I think - I would need to doublecheck the thread to be sure, but have other things to do now) that the LM couldn't have found its way back to the CM because there landing location wasn't within some range.
When fattydash can provide an actual numerical analysis showing they didn't have the combined delta-V (remember, both the LM and the CM could maneuver for LOR) to successfully rendezvous because the known* landing site was outside an acceptable range, then he has the makings of a real claim. Until then, it's just another layman waving his arms to support his convictions about Apollo, even though his previous attempts never amounted to anything.