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bobkrech

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/aaronti...turistic-transportation-startup/#e9cc0656c752

One interesting comment is that the demonstration unit has an acceleration of 2.4G.

As the average air plane passenger is not happy with a 45 degree (1.4 G bank), I suspect most riders won't take a second ride if 2.4G (equivalent to an ~65 degree bank) acceleration is the standard, especially when it is continually happening for the best part of an hour in a sealed pipe.

Better have a lot of barf bags. :puke:
 

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If the passengers are subjected to a constant 2.4g for an hour, they'll have more to worry about than barfing....

V=at V=23.52*3600 V=84,672 m/sec. Good way to get to Mars, perhaps? :wink:

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No one intends for the real systems (should they ever actually get built) to accelerate at 2.4g. Initial concept proposes .5g; even that will make for an interesting 60s or so for passengers as it accelerates to target top speed.
 
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