[EVA] question, JA episode - answer

oska archer archer at senet.com.au
Thu Apr 1 21:53:43 EST 1999


At 12:51 AM 1/04/99 EST, you wrote:

>> back of the plane, and it hits the ground, why does it start skidding
>> BACKWARDS?

Because the average anime watcher does not necessarily understand the
basics of projectile physics (last visitted in a fairly fun Lance of
Longinus thread).

>It's not so much a question of force, it has to do with the
>conditions, and the prevailing winds, as well as the shock of landing from
>several hundred feet....

It HAS TO DO with inertia. The Eva is HEAVY - air resistance would be
negligable unless it fell from ridiculous altitudes. If the Eva Plane (what
are they called again?) was moving west at 250 km/h, the Eva would hit the
ground moving FORWARD (west) at 250 km/h, regardless of the vertical
velocity from its fall. This is pure physics and undebatable. Unit 01 hits
the ground and skids BACKWARDS just because it looks cool :)

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