It may be me just pulling stuff out of my ass but....e60.deluxe said:no, it has to do with the horses. and it is spefically 2/3.
e60.deluxe said:lol, good find.
its actually 2/3 HP! (rep for someone who can tell me why.)
That the answer you wanted? :biggrin:www.wikipedia.com said:The term "horsepower" was created by the engineer James Watt in 1782. Watt (1736 to 1819) is most famous for his work on improving the performance of steam engines.
Watt was working with ponies lifting coal at a coal mine, and he wanted to define the power available from one of these animals. He found that, on average, a mine pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds (lift a bucket of coal weighing 22,000 lb. a distance of 1-foot) of work in a minute. He then increased that number by 50 percent and fixed the measurement of horsepower at 33,000-foot-pounds of work in one minute.
Under this system, one horsepower is defined as:
1 hp = 33,000 ft·pound-force·min−1 = exactly 745.69987158227022 W
MrCode said:It may be me just pulling stuff out of my ass but....
Does it have to do with how Watt originally calculated HP where a single HP was a horses ability to produce power output within the first minute? The average power output of a single horse after that initial minute would be less than 1 hp and more like 2/3 hp.
Horse is only powering 2/3 sets of the wheels. He isn't powering the front ones.e60.deluxe said:that doesnt make sense but im laughing anyway.:biggrin: