I'm not sure i converted this correctly, if one travels 1 km in 25 seconds, how many mph does this equal?
Math wasn't my strong suit
Maybe 90 mph
I get 89.477 mph. Be careful if you're doing this in a Delorean...
1 km in 25 sec = .04 km/sec =2.4 km/min =144 km/hr =89.4775 miles/hr
Try this site. Click on "velocity conversion"
Dale, I downloaded the link, great site.
"Snapshot" of the link and conversion:
Since you are a techy with all the latest gadgets you can also do a free app download called 'convertbot' for your iphone/ipad which is the neatest thing to just have handy. It basically does everything to metric or backwards and not just what the default shows...you have to play with it to learn that.
I hope you are not taking your K out for a joy ride. Looks like a great day for it though. Not practicing hill climbs are you?
George, thanks, I'll ad the ap.
I have been working the "kinks" out. Still trying to figure the carb out, although on the flat I can slip into high at about five mph.
Hope your enjoying the long weekend,
89.477! Buying a Stanley, Rob?
No, just sorting through a few numbers and determining what the mph speed was. This article lists times at Cape May NJ in 1905. Henry Ford ran a 25 second one km time (Ford "six" racer). This equalled Walter Christies existing American record, however Christie set a new record in the distance at the same time.
I wonder how the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors and shareholders felt about their "namesake" racing cars during this time?
Do you know or have you figured out why they measure in the 5th's of a second? Is that the best they could do with the time pieces of the day?
I was going to use the speedster in a parade tomorrow, but you keep sending us all this rain. I will ride in a Tudor instead.
We have been wet, but nowhere near what you've had. No, I don't know why in the 5ths of seconds, but I'd guess your on the right track. Maybe horse races or track events used this increment before the "new" sport of automobile racing.
They used to equate 1 length to 1/5 of a second in horse racing. I don't know if it was a rule of thumb. That is probably where the 1/5 measurement came from.
A horse is what, 7 feet nose to rump? If that's 1/5 second, that makes it 35 fps, or 35/88*60 = 24 mph. Is that race horse speed?
A good number to remember: 60 mph = 88fps.
For you guys with stock Ts: 30 mph = 44fps.