Lotus Elan

There is a race horse called Lotus Elan

PostPost by: paddy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:36 pm

1963 Elan S1
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Wonder if it corners well on the rails?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:51 pm

Or leaks...
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:57 pm

Or has a felt saddle.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:08 pm

Won't be very fast 1hp
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:10 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Won't be very fast 1hp


actually not!! It defies logic but a horse is capable of working at a maximum of about 15 horsepower.... :roll:
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:33 pm

Disqualified
Different size horse shoes front and rear :)
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:16 am

pharriso wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:Won't be very fast 1hp


actually not!! It defies logic but a horse is capable of working at a maximum of about 15 horsepower.... :roll:



I think 1 horsepower is what a horse can keep up indefinitely ? (apart from eating (re-fuelling))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:03 am

billwill wrote:
pharriso wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:Won't be very fast 1hp


actually not!! It defies logic but a horse is capable of working at a maximum of about 15 horsepower.... :roll:



I think 1 horsepower is what a horse can keep up indefinitely ? (apart from eating (re-fuelling))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower


Wow, some days you don't learn anything:

"In 1993, R. D. Stevenson and R. J. Wassersug published correspondence in Nature summarizing measurements and calculations of peak and sustained work rates of a horse.[13] Citing measurements made at the 1926 Iowa State Fair, they reported that the peak power over a few seconds has been measured to be as high as 14.9 hp (11.1 kW)[14] and also observed that for sustained activity, a work rate of about 1 hp (0.7457 kW) per horse is consistent with agricultural advice from both the 19th and 20th centuries and also consistent with a work rate of about 4 times the basal rate expended by other vertebrates for sustained activity.[13]"
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