If you put an airplane on a treadmill…

Estimate the mass of an Airbus A320 at about 170,000lb, start the accelerometer based dyno tool on the iPod touch, and wait for takeoff!

For the record, the estimation based on a 170000lb aircraft was 28596 hp

60′: 4.71 sec@18.5 MPH

1/8 mi: 13.89 sec@ 66.5 MPH

1/4 mi: 19.40 sec@94.2 MPH

A rather poor 1/4 mile time that most modern passenger sedans can outrun but keep in mind that while Mom’s Ford will stop accelerating at around 100MPH, this Airbus will continue accelerating until well past 500MPH.

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