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Poll: What shoudl craft speeds (and UFOs) be measured in?

What shoudl craft speeds (and UFOs) be measured in?

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#1 dipstick

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:40 PM

I think Mach would do nicely, as there would be lower numbers to contend with and remember - but programming it could be difficult, I don't know.
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#2 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 03:17 PM

What about knots? That's an accepted measurement.
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#3 Cavoe

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 03:56 PM

Welp, at sea level;

Mach 1 = 661.7 knots
Mach 1 = 761.5 mph

more or less =p

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:49 PM

What about knots? That's an accepted measurement.

and as far as I can tell the one decided upon..
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#5 dipstick

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 06:58 PM

Well, I had to screw it up :D

I overlooked knots, was that used in the original? I have very little knowledge of knots, apart from that they're a nautical measurement.

Knots seem a little unusual in this situation; they seem better suited for TFTD.
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#6 Tuoppi

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 12:42 PM

Knots are standard in measuring aircraft speeds all over the world.
1 knot = 1.852 km/hour = 1 nm/hour

Edited by Tuoppi, 04 March 2004 - 12:44 PM.


#7 dipstick

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 12:58 PM

Oh. I thought it was only Mach.

Well, you learn something everyday.
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#8 Tuoppi

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 09:17 AM

True that Mach is more useful when talking about speeds near or over speed of sound (over about 250 m/s). In military it is also common.

Some countriesī military use km/h, m/s, knots, and almost every unit mankind has created...

I meant that in civil aviationīs slower speeds knots are standard.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:25 AM

Ah, right. well, as we are the elite military, and we *should* be travelling just a tad faster than the speed of sound, I think we should be alright then.
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