I got stopped for speeding and thought I could talk myself out of a ti (in Off-topic)
August 31 2006 5:15 AM EDT
...until the cop saw my dog in the back seat :(
August 31 2006 5:32 AM EDT
In some cases, speeding is allowed by the police.
These are balloons by the way.
haha that must have been some take off GB :)
August 31 2006 5:34 AM EDT
August 31 2006 6:08 AM EDT
I'm more of a RATO type myself.
August 31 2006 7:25 AM EDT
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.
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.
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
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.
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*
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
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