20211111, 15:17  #4390  
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So as an exercise, I plugged v = 5000 mph and a = 10000 g's into the formula to work out the radius of the sling. It came out to around 51 m. This is close to the height of the statue itself, from the feet to the top of the torch. The height of the "sling chamber" is a bit more than twice the radius, hence a bit more than the height of the statue, including the pedestal, measured from the ground. 

20211111, 16:47  #4391 
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What about the Slingatron? They have not made much progress either.

20211111, 17:04  #4392 
Jun 2003
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20211111, 17:29  #4393  
Bamboozled!
"𒉺𒌌𒇷𒆷𒀭"
May 2003
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No need to produce chemical fuels from local water either as it could be powered from photovoltaics or a fission reactor flown in from the Earth. 

20211111, 18:28  #4394 
Feb 2017
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When I saw the radius of the sling was about as long as the Statue of Liberty is tall, I thought of the statue placed along a radius, and tried to visualize what would happen to it as the machine revved up. I fear Lady Liberty would not fare too well.
But  onward and upward! The trusty formula I used before tells us something about the more ambitious goal of slinging something into orbit. Getting to LEO would require about 3.5 times the 5000 mph the Suborbital Accelerator is said to be capable of. Assuming the L100 Orbital Mass Accelerator keeps the acceleration at "only" 10000 g's, the radius of the sling would have to increase by a factor of 3.5^{2} or 12.25 to get to 17500 mph. OK, so much for getting something up to speed inside the launch chamber. But then what? I had been sort of wondering about what would happen to something exiting a vacuum chamber and hitting the lower atmosphere at 5000 mph. If nothing else, it will probably slow down fairly rapidly. For something exiting a vacuum chamber and hitting the lower atmosphere at 17500 mph, I'm wondering if overheating might be a problem.Indeed... 
20211119, 17:18  #4395 
Aug 2002
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20211120, 12:21  #4396  
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest
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20211120, 14:16  #4397 
Feb 2017
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Besides simply being eaten without buns, or with alternative wraps, "orphan" hot dogs can be sliced and added to other things  baked beans, macaroni and cheese, etc.
I note that in some cases, "shrinkflation" has reduced hot dog buns to the point of inadequacy. Assume the buns are the usual white air bread. A one pound 8pack would have two ounces of bread per bun. But a 12ounce 8pack only has 1.5 ounces of bread per bun. (There are even 11ounce 8packs.) Put a dog with fixings in one of those skimpy things, and it will likely disintegrate in your hand. Such buns are not worth buying at all, definitively solving the matchup problem. 
20211120, 14:31  #4398 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest
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A slice of multigrain bread works for me. More digestible than the gummy pastywhite buns, too. Less frequent structural failure at the hinge is a bonus. Plus better cost.
Last fiddled with by kriesel on 20211120 at 14:32 
20211120, 14:41  #4399 
"Mark"
Apr 2003
Between here and the
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Better question, is a hot dog in a bun considered a sandwich?

20211120, 15:09  #4400 
"Ed Hall"
Dec 2009
Adirondack Mtns
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