> > : What is the speed going up the MF lift hill? I hear its quite fast.
> > Allegedly 22 ft/sec. That's about 15 mph.
> Not quite 15 MPH Dave. I calculated 13.58 MPH for 22 seconds. Close
> I guess :-)
the trouble with your number is that you used a total distance travelled of
438.4 feet (hypotenuse of a 310 foot tall 45 degree angle) and you also used
22 seconds instead of the 22 ft/sec that dave used ... in order to figure
out the exact speed you have to take into account a few things: the fact
that the train doesn't start at ground level and the fact that there is
added distance due to the curving of the hill at the top. unless any of us
know those exact measurements, it is a waste of time to argue about the
exact speed of the lift.
the nice thing about 22 ft/sec is that it is EXACTLY 15 mph
anyway... we should all just agree that it hauls ass up the lift