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Solo is most likely changing a fuel mixture and then restabilizing. Flooding the intake, would analogous to a jet engine cause a change in the 'air-fuel'1 mixture of the sublight drive. Suddenly changing the 'air-fuel' ratio of the Millenium Falcon, would, like in modern jet engines cause some instabilities and potentially stall the engine. One can assume ...


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Technically, this isn't entirely about top speed - it's also about acceleration. A rocket (or other propelled object, such as a YT-1300 Corellian Light Freighter) does not need to reach escape velocity to exit a gravity well, but it does need to overcome the acceleration due to gravity. Since gravity is inversely proportional to the square of distance, a ...


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