Thread: 40 MPH Club
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: 40 MPH Club

Originally Posted by Davezilla View Post
People have used rocket assist before, the only thing about that is you gotta get the amount of fuel just right or it may keep going a little (or a lot) longer than expected with no way to shut it off.... Just imagine a 1000 lb thrust solid rocket motor and trying to figure on the math to get a 300lb object up to 30 or 40mph then run out of fuel Burn time for a 0 to 30mph pull at 3.3 g's... maybe 2/10 second or less... lol

More realistically tho, something like this could be used to get it up into it's powerband... I think this engine puts out a rather modest 22 lb thrust but it's definitely doing it's job...
This sounds familiar.
Seems I recall an urban legend about a guy, a Chevy Impala and a Surplus JATO bottle.

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