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Old 02-07-2018, 03:30 PM
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I had a teenager express fantasies about that when I was in jr high. He thought it would be so cool. At the time he got excited about the idea of launching a Mustang.
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But think about the gas mileage that thing is gonna get.
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But think about the gas mileage that thing is gonna get.
It's electric dodo head.

I bet Musk didn't even put a batter pack in it.
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It's electric dodo head.

I bet Musk didn't even put a batter pack in it.
Like I said, killer gas mileage.
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Like I said, killer gas mileage.
I wonder what the fuel rate / mpg is on the rocket that is carrying it?

The Falcon 9's estimated mpg was around .0075 mpg. I imagine the Falcon X Heavy is worse than that, just to get it free of our gravity.
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I wonder what the fuel rate / mpg is on the rocket that is carrying it?

The Falcon 9's estimated mpg was around .0075 mpg. I imagine the Falcon X Heavy is worse than that, just to get it free of our gravity.
It gets better once it goes ballistic. You have to average it out.
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Got to do something with those overpriced golf carts. Might as well launch them into space.
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It gets better once it goes ballistic. You have to average it out.
I suppose the further it travels the better it gets. At 17k mph it's a matter of distance. I suppose after a year it may make it up to .01 mpg.
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It's electric dodo head.

I bet Musk didn't even put a batter pack in it.
Maybe afraid of the batteries catching fire,,,,
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