Sharuuk wrote:Given the relatively short burn duration, and assuming the truck is fully functional.....I would think a running start up to say 40-60mph prior to lightin' the fuse would be in order to optimize the rocket's thrust.
2700Lb thrust give or take for only a few seconds from a dead start won't overcome the static inertia of the truck quickly enough to deliver very much of a top end at the end of the burn.....or does this guy have another, longer burning engine on hand or in the works for the actual run?
Either way....I STILL wish I'd been there with you.....that would have been fun to watch.
Envious eyes on this end dude..
The full burn time is 10 seconds, and there isn't a bigger one. (Yet) In the clip, it's cut a bit short. He told us that the camera view started moving, so he hit the shutdown button, only to realize seconds later that it was just the camera, not the truck itself.
And maybe if you're ever over this way it could be arranged sometime.