I was wondering when youre gonna jump in, and set things straight - again...
Glad to be on a board that you post on again, did you see my excuse
to start posting here, its on my webpage - old Gomer (the gold one)
Think of it this way guys. Its a simple formula that some engineer came up
with, which takes into account mass, distance, speed, and HP. There can
only be ONE right formula, not 20...
If a Nasa scientist was trying to figure out how much thrust it will take
for the shuttle to clear the atmosphere, he would have to know the mass,
distance, speed, gravity for a simplified formula. Once this was figured out, he
could make a "simplified" formula for thrust needed. There wouldnt be 20
different formulas that told him he needed anywhere between 1000 - 10000000
lbs of thrust now would there. Its all simple math/physics.
Just let Wolfy explain it a few more 1000 times to everyone on the internet,
and I'm sure they'll get it right one of these days. Looks like your gonna be
busy for the next few yrs Mike