I friend of mine is building a airplane in his garage, one evening while consuming adult beverages the discussion turn to the idea that my friend would need a chase truck for his planes first flight. After more adult beverages and a debate about air speed vs ground speed we determined my truck will need to go 165 MPH to keep up with the plane.
In doing a little research I found this program to figure out how much HP I will need.
Calculate HP For Speed
So here are my questions
1. Does anyone know what the actual drag of a 2019 2500HD actual is ??
2. If anyone know what the actual top speed of a stock truck is ??? If I knew that I could do the math backwards and figure the drag...
3. I am assuming that HP is what limits my top speed, but tires, and gearing might also be problems ????
If this thread sound stupid please consume some adult beverages until it make sense then reply
Thanks for any input