Driving at 100mph with wind.

DaTT

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Say you were driving at 100mph in the same direction as a 100mph wind. Your speed and the wind are matched exactly, if you put your hand out the window, does it feel like your aren't moving?
 

amdhunter

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Your had would rip off.
The wind would multiply and your hand will shear off at 10000mph.
 

Numenorean

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No.

If you were in neutral do you think it would be pushing your car back at 100MPH?
 

silverpig

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Almost. There's bound to be some turbulence effects from the fact that the wind is still going at 100mph with respect to the ground, and then there's the wheels spinning etc.
 

Drako

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Engine would overheat and explode due to lack of air through the radiator. :)
 

randay

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speed and course relative to the same object, yes. think of it this way, you put on some roller skates, jump on a treadmill, tie a rope around your neck and the handles of the treadmill, then suck all the air out of the room. voila, no wind.
 

DaTT

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speed and course relative to the same object, yes. think of it this way, you put on some roller skates, jump on a treadmill, tie a rope around your neck and the handles of the treadmill, then suck all the air out of the room. voila, no wind.

There would be no wind prior to removing all the air......Oh, I see what you just did. Very clever.
 

dank69

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What kind of piece of shit car are you driving that you can't do more than 100mph with a tail wind?