Re: [gundam] A few Questions
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 19:39:28 EST

In a message dated 2/16/99 5:36:54 PM Mountain Standard Time,
nandy@U.Arizona.EDU writes:

<< That's not true at all!
   The problem is that a Gundam is basically a "Scale-10" human in
 size/shape. I.e., the volume has increased by 1000, while the surface
 _area_ of the foot has increased only by 100. Hence, by very rough math,
 the Gundam has 10 times the foot pressure of a human being.
   Now, what that means is that it's the equivalent of 1500lb people
 walking everywhere. Though this is way higher than regular people's foot
 pressure, It's probably on the order of a heavily loaded jeep or cargo van
 or even a construction vehicle or 18-wheeler. So it's not necessarily a
 given that a Gundam should be tearing up asphalt as it walks, but it
 certainly would be sinking a little ways into soil and other surfaces like
   But also remember, if a Gundam sinks one foot into the dirt, it's in
 human-scale-terms as if you sank a little over an inch into the muck. That
 kind of thing happens all the time and you can still walk (Assuming you're
 wearing boots). So naturally, so can the Gundam!

How is what I said not true, when you just said the same thing I did, but with
more words?


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