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Message no. 1
From: Nightfox <DJWA@******.UCC.NAU.EDU>
Subject: vehicle speeds
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1993 14:12:13 -0700
Actually in one of the Novels its talks about why vehicles don't go as
fast as they used to (well most). In the book it describes a 1995? corvette
being faster than anything in 2053 - the reason was that EVERY vehicle now made
has strict emmision controls when it is made - this along with fules that have
less energy but also less waste is why the cars go slower
simply put - they are cleaner but like Granite said - they don't have
the horsepower.

the dynamo goes at 250 which is 300kmph = 192 mph
at this speed cars start to become aerodynamic - end tend to leave the road.
Look at what happens to stock car (not very areodynamic) they get going 210 mph
and someone taps them lightly in the rearend - the car then lifts up in the air
and proceeds to flip over. Also at 192 mph - you really can't take corners
very well

Daniel Waisley + SCA - March of Ered Sul - Flagstaff AZ
DJWA@******.UCC.NAU.EDU + Nau fencing club.
"Nightfox" + Brotherhood of the Cryptic Demesne -household
"A lack of knowledge is a dangerous thing. I am the most dangerous
man in the universe." - Daniel Waisley "Nightfox"

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