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Old 01-01-2003, 08:04 PM
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horspower per weight ratio

figure your best horspower per weight ratio take the weight of your toy divide it by your horspower you get ratio my prostreet firebird weight is 2600 divided by 1000hp equals 2.6 hp per pound pretty darn good see what you come up with see ya
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Old 01-01-2003, 08:16 PM
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my r6 100hp 350 lbs

3.5 lbs per HP add on a chubby 190lbs rider (me) and it knocks it down significantly. 5.4 lb per HP
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yzfR1 390 lbs. 145 hp = 2.7lb/hp
add me (220) = 4.3 lb/hp
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Our Unlimited Hydroplane, U-6 O Boy! O Berto/Miss Madison
app. 2.42 pounds per HP @ 2,800 HP and 6,800 pounds (weight is with driver, no fuel)
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does anyone else find it kind of creepy that an unlimited hydro has a better HP to weight ratio than some of the fastest street bikes available? damn auqa rocket ships!!!!

can i get a ride???
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Formula boats (as in Seebold, etc..)

hull wt: 240#
batt & fuel cell: 30#
rigging & access: 80#
Motor: 375#
Driver (a much lighter driver than I): 175#

total wt: 900# (w/ driver - no fuel)
appx hp: 400

power to weight: 2.25 lb/hp

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How about the Callan cat;

12000lbs race weight (w/ driver, throttleman & fuel)/ 2x T55L7C's @ 2800hp = 2.14lb/hp.

The power can be easily turned up to 3400hp each. Now imagine, 12000lbs/6800hp = 1.76lb/hp.

Weight is their friend...
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Now that the gauntlet has been thrown:

Our team's motorized skateboard, 7 HP and 11 lbs! 1.57 lbs per HP, and that's at a blistering 22 MPH. Where's T2x when I'm pumped Bring on that Skater chump
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Our Unlimited Hydroplane, U-6 O Boy! O Berto/Miss Madison
app. 2.42 pounds per HP @ 2,800 HP and 6,800 pounds (weight is with driver, no fuel)
Steve:

There's your problem..........There have been numerous studies that show unlimited hydros are considerably faster when running with fuel.....................than without.

Happy New Year....and it's.... MR. ......Chump to you.

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