[jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

  • From: FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:35:55 EDT

In a message dated 24/07/2007 04:58:06 GMT Daylight Time, bones@xxxxxxx  

The  formula is 9 x SQRT(Tyre Pressure). That means for the average car  with
30psi the aquaplaning speed is 50mph. Slower than that you just lose a  bit
of traction but at that speed enough of a bow wave is created ahead of  the
tyre to effectively start the vehicle surfing on the water. Once  that
happens there's not a lot you can do except sit back and enjoy the  ride.

Er.....Doesn't the tread have an effect here, as its a channel to disperse  
the water "cushion"? I understood that's why they have "wet" tyres.
Frank T.


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