tms.sx/g Taking your phone out on a fair attraction

Panki

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Holy crap, 8.5 seconds of air time?

That turns out to be... hang on, let me get back into physics class...
0.5 * 9.81 m/s² * (8.5 s)² =~ 354m

Fuck, can that be right? I don't think it's quite THAT high but I don't see the error in my math.
 

Mave

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Holy crap, 8.5 seconds of air time?

That turns out to be... hang on, let me get back into physics class...
0.5 * 9.81 m/s² * (8.5 s)² =~ 354m

Fuck, can that be right? I don't think it's quite THAT high but I don't see the error in my math.
Wouldn't the spinning have an influence on this?
 

Panki

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Hm, not really. I think the problem is that I didn't account for air resistance slowing it down.
* calculations only apply to vacuum *
 

Mave

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Hm, not really. I think the problem is that I didn't account for air resistance slowing it down.
* calculations only apply to vacuum *
When you google the name in the left top corner of the video, you get the height of the attraction:



450ft = 137m

The difference with your calculated height will be the drag.
 
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