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The Physics of the Utility Belt


mathgeek15

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Ok, does anyone know how all of Batman's stuff fits into that belt?

So to start off with, Batman's belt has quick-release covers that can be locked and unlocked with a swipe of a thumb for easy access. Just a fun fact. And, there is a collapsable grappling hook in the belt buckle. Which brings up an interesting fact. Batman uses a de-cel monofilament jumpline cord for his hand-held grapnel gun. The reason for his choice in rope is because it can hold up to 400 lbs, making it possible for Batman to not only swing from one building to another, but to carry people with him, to prevent large objects from falling and hurting someone, and hanging up multiple villians like pinatas. Now for the next question, how does Batman manage to actually get from one place to another? Batman's gun will automatically retract after attaching to something, pulling up Batman in a supposed mere seconds. But can it really do so? Batman probably weighs about 220 lbs, which is about 100 kg, with the muscle and stuff he's packing. The jumpline can withstand about 181.47 kg.

T-mg= ma

1814.7- (1000)= 100a

814.7= 100a

a= 8.15 m/s2

Now that's pretty impressive. So if Batman wanted to get to the top of a ten story building (because let's face it, when do we ever see Batman go only 2 stories up with the grapnel gun?):

X= .5at2

Ten Stories is about 100 ft, or 30 meters so...

30= .5(8.15) t2

t2= 7.36

t= 2.72 seconds

Wow. No wonder why it looks like Batman is flying.

Besides the awesome grapnel gun, Batman has tons of other cool things, including:

Bat- Grenades

First-Aid Kit (for when Damain gets a booboo)

Explosive pellets

Bat-cuffs, which are surrounded by sapphire-impregnated nylon, so strong that no human can break it, minus people with superpowers

and mini cameras. Gonna need those.

Batman of course has many other tools and weapons, he just doesn't carry them around in his belt. However, Batman never uses guns. He has a "no kill" rule. But that doesnt exclude fear... fear is Batman's greatest (and probably favorite, minus the car) weapon.

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