I estimated aero using a tool I have. I assumed the lid weighed 2 lbs which may be too light. I applied about 13,000 lbf to it for 0.01 secs and set the initial flight path angle at 70 degrees (20 degs from vertical). The thing went about 31 meters down range (102 ft) and as much as 58 meters up (190 feet). Peak speed was just under Mach 0.4 so around 450 ft/sec. This accounts for gravity, but does not account for whatever force was needed to break the locks on the cooker lid.
Our family's journey from the Rocket City to the Redoubt: www.suburbiatosimplicity.com
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