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Flynn Lives – A Physics Question
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Around “0:50”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1JMJa3vlo#t=50 in the Tron “Flynn Lives”:http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx clip the rider pushes a button that appears to drop the bike. I presume this would do two things: (1) lower the center of gravity, improving cornering, and (2) decrease surface area exposed to the wind, decreasing drag and increasing speed. Why wouldn’t the bike just start out […]