And youse guys were worried about drones...

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  1. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    Rooting for Darwin.

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    Add a canyon and the looks like the same thing Evel Knievel tried once.
     
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    Holy cow! What held that chute together on his first launch???
     
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    Is he saying he will get to 500mph in the space of 1 mile?
    If so, what is the resultant g-force for that acceleration?
     
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    I think he needs some help from folks who know something about parachute design and deployment. . .
     
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    What does a top fuel dragster in the quarter mile?
     
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    330+ I think
     
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    Nothing too substantial. I seem to recall top fuel dragsters do the 1/4 mile in about 4 seconds. Even going from 0-500 MPH in 4 seconds it's 5.7 gs, well less than what Red Bull air racers see. And realistically it'll be more than 4 seconds, probably more like 8-9, which would bring it down in the range of <3 gs.

    That, however, assumes linear acceleration, which this probably won't have.
     
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    Yeah, my point was they are over twice the g's.
     
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    At the height he is planning to get to he could just buy a drone with a camera. Or a balloon. Or take a flight on an airplane. But yea, Darwin.