I got stopped for speeding and thought I could talk myself out of a ti (in Off-topic)


AdminG Beee August 31 2006 5:15 AM EDT

...until the cop saw my dog in the back seat :(

IndependenZ August 31 2006 5:32 AM EDT


In some cases, speeding is allowed by the police.

These are balloons by the way.

Adminedyit August 31 2006 5:32 AM EDT

haha that must have been some take off GB :)

bartjan August 31 2006 5:34 AM EDT

JATO?

AdminG Beee August 31 2006 6:08 AM EDT

I'm more of a RATO type myself.

AdminShade August 31 2006 7:25 AM EDT

JATO? RATO?

Flamey August 31 2006 7:26 AM EDT

lol, i resisted the temptation to ask, shade.

i have a feeling, i don't want to know, lol.

bartjan August 31 2006 7:38 AM EDT

The proper name is RATO; Rocket Assisted Take Off, but the more popular name is JATO; Jet Assisted Take Off.
It's a device you'd normally use if the airstrip (or carrier) is not long enough for the aircraft you're flying. There's an Urban Legend of someone who installed a few of those on his car. The story goes that it accelerated to over 300 Mph, became airborne and crash-landed into a mountain. Of course, the Mythbusters have tried (and failed) to duplicate this.

IndependenZ August 31 2006 8:01 AM EDT

That episode was sooo incredibly cool! Their helicopter couldn't even keep up with the car!

I love watching Myth Busters =D

UncleKracker August 31 2006 10:07 AM EDT

Well, I've actually seen cars and motorcycles go 300 mph and believe me, they could fly EASILY. The hard part isn't getting them to go that fast, the hard part is keeping them on the ground.

QBOddBird August 31 2006 10:17 AM EDT

=( I have a link to the story on that particular Myth, from DarwinAwards, but can't post it because there is *ONE* single un-PG word on there. *sniffles*

IndependenZ August 31 2006 10:18 AM EDT

"Such an extreme level of aerodynamic development means that an F1 car produces much more downforce than any other open-wheel formula; for example the Indycars produce downforce equal to their weight at 190 km/h, while an F1 car achieves the same downforce:weight ratio of 1:1 at 125km/h to 130km/h, and at 190km/h the ratio is roughly 2:1. Therefore, theoretically, F1 cars can drive upside down from 130km/h."

Wikipedia: Formula One Cars

Godpanda August 31 2006 10:18 AM EDT

copy and paste then delete?
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