Re: Pinewood Derby
Mark Riffey (mr@GRANITEBEAR.COM)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 12:14:51 -0500
At 01:05 PM 6/19/1998 -0400, someone on the list wrote:
> You forget effects of the air handling .. .
> fans runing UP flow or DOWN - a/c on of off etc.
Which makes me think.... (oh no, they groan)
This all-knowing pinewood timer should have an altimeter (air density's
impact on drag and lift), GPS (varying effects of gravity depending on
long/lat), hygrometer (humidity's impact on track friction and lubrication
life), wind sock, and a bunch of other whiz bang stuff. Something out of
chitty-chitty-bang-bang or willy wonka, in other words.
I can see the makings of a very silly thread building here<g>
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