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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe, Nov 21, 2017.
Rooting for Darwin.
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Add a canyon and the looks like the same thing Evel Knievel tried once.
Holy cow! What held that chute together on his first launch???
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?
Evil Knievel rides again!
I think he needs some help from folks who know something about parachute design and deployment. . .
What does a top fuel dragster in the quarter mile?
330+ I think
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.
I plugged in: 0 mph, 500 mph, and 5 sec. = 4.56 g
Yeah, my point was they are over twice the g's.
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.