A3_7 Rocket Powered Ski Jump

Cameron Dickens, Jack Healings, Elliot Sampson, Ben Carlisle


In this paper we investigate a ski jump done by a rocket powered MINI Cooper, as seen in Top Gear. Over two papers we analyse the physics of the problem and evaluate what went wrong. In this paper we focus on the maximum velocity the car should theoretically reach. We found that the MINI should have reached 110 ms−1 at the base of the jump.

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