Oberth effect on a slope - experiment idea

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experiment for Oberth effect on a slope
I'm just curious if something like the Oberth effect on a slope is doable as an experiment. I have a picture of my idea of what to do just looking for some opinions.
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berkeman
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Welcome to PF. :smile:

What do the words at the bottom of the picture (in the dark shadow) say? Can you type them into the forum to make it easier to read? Thanks.
 
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-Using car toy with trusther
-measuring the time needed for traveling the same distance in 2 conditions
- shorter time=grater velocity
 
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Keith_McClary
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Roll two cars (or perhaps balls) down the track, with the rear one starting slightly faster, so they collide at the lowest point.
(This is the Hills mechanism, but, same principle.)
 
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Roll two cars (or perhaps balls) down the track, with the rear one starting slightly faster, so they collide at the lowest point.
(This is the Hills mechanism, but, same principle.)
Thank you for your help
 

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