First anyone who can get additional information on that launch i'd love to hear from.
I set up a quick and simple simulation and approximated the launch ramp (visually, so obviously having a direct measurement of the ramp would be nice!)
A number of items came into focus.
- 1) first they mention 200 feet to landing, is that from the take off point? or the end of circle?
2) Where did it land? and what orientation?
- Since at 200 feet unless it went to the right a lot there isn't a building to stop/slam into etc
quick simulations demonstrate 200 feet can be achieved with that ramp with 65-75 mph or so launch speed but no consideration of landing location/orientation (details details details!)
Lastly anyone nearby the crash site can they tell the specific location of the camera?
- if you look at take off it is with tail down (as noted by folks responding to this thread) wheres as a front wheel drive 60/40 % weight you'd think it would flatten or pitch forward UNLESS it is still on the way UP (meaning more speed) however that might mean 80-90+ speed and it would travel farther than 200 feet...
the interaction with the launch ramp displaced some bricks, took off more energy, etc so back of vehicle sees different ramp than front end.
We have a good idea of the path from the video and overhead pics (see pic below note to left of 3 signs in center area so good pre-launch path!)
- Some responded that probably on the light post but to pass so close it would mean the vehicle veered to right (and so that may be so as mentioned earlier landing area probably to right of path and then landing orientation what was it? any ideas?)
Very interesting launch investigation and would love to do more detailed simulation but missing some required pieces of the puzzle.
Here's the launch followed by 2 slow motion versions to enebale observing the vehicle reaction to the launch