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Title: Jet Wash
Post by: Xepher on December 08, 2005, 03:57:41 am
Just how much thrust does a 747 have? And more importantly, what's it do to a car?

http://www.dumpalink.com/media/1132999307/747_Jet_Crosswinds_Top_Gear_Test

Note that in the video, they're only throttling 2 engines up, not all 4. If they did, the brakes wouldn't hold.

I think they say it's 56,000 lbf of thrust. Now compare that to the Saturn V, at 7,500,000 lbf. That's not a typo, it's literally 33.4 meganewtons. MEGAnewtons!!! That's over 133 times the thrust. I can't even wrap my head around that.
Title: Jet Wash
Post by: Databits on December 08, 2005, 12:46:03 pm
Just goes to show you.... next time someone has relationship problems.... and he/she takes off on a plane... don't go chasing after them!
Title: Jet Wash
Post by: SilentFyre on December 08, 2005, 01:27:51 pm
Haha. "Light weight hippie car." I so want one now.
Title: Jet Wash
Post by: Databits on December 08, 2005, 03:53:37 pm
I don't! Shoot with my luck some 747 would need to make an emergency landing and blow me away. ;)
Title: Jet Wash
Post by: Ashley_Rose on December 08, 2005, 08:43:14 pm
I feel like I was watching the crocodile hunter do something COOL. God, that's reality beating you in the head.