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HotWheels Stunt

by Mike Cramer


Act One

  • Mike Cramer

    Mike Cramer

    July 22, 2013

    What's the safety margin the drivers have for doing this stunt? (How much faster were they than the minimum speed required?)

Act Two

  • 1.

    What is the speed the car is traveling before the loop?

  • 2.

    What is the speed required to -just- make the loop?

  • 3.

    How long is the run before the loop?

  • 4.

    How tall is the loop?

  • 5.

    Listen to the engines. When do the drivers accelerate and when do they coast? Why do you think they drive this way?


  • 6.

    How far do the cars travel in mid air?

  • 7.

    What is the "hang time" of the cars for the jump after the loop?

  • 8.

    What's the shortest distance the cars are guaranteed to clear for the final jump?

  • 9.

    How much force does the track need to support? At the bottom, middle, and top? In what directions is the force applied at each position?

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