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Old 07-31-2009, 03:00 AM   #16
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 That's an average for the entire 40s, though. According to this article, the car will use its jet engine to get to 350mph in 20s (0.8g), then fire an SRB to reach 1000mph in a further 20s (1.48g).


That really is Ludicrous Speed!
that is NOTHING!

http://www.impactlab.com/2006/01/15/...sled-on-earth/

EDIT: Video of the record-breaking run:


EDIT2: Top gear could learn a thing or two from these guys about kamikazi rockets

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:51 AM   #17
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 that is NOTHING!

http://www.impactlab.com/2006/01/15/...sled-on-earth/

EDIT: Video of the record-breaking run: YouTube - HHSTT 6,453 mph land speed record

EDIT2: Top gear could learn a thing or two from these guys about kamikazi rockets
That just looks like a rocket though. We are talking about an actual person driving this car.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:19 AM   #18
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I was referring to the sheer SPEED of the jolly thing! 6,453 MPH is not slow!
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:53 AM   #19
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I only realised a month or two ago who the chap that builds the engine is. He's well known for talking more than doing and also telling lies.
Seeing as how someone's life is at stake in this project hopefully that's not the case this time.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:28 AM   #20
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 EDIT2: Top gear could learn a thing or two from these guys about kamikazi rockets

I think you got that backwards... I think these guys have something to learn about kamikaze rockets from Top gear
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:38 AM   #21
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I don't think this is a car anymore. I think it is a x-15 without wings.
When the driver hits a stone, he's actually on a ballistic trajectory.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:14 AM   #22
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Udate for Bloodhound:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8343063.stm


Rocket link:
http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news.cf..._1&cit_id=4594

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #23
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 according to wolfram alpha the wheels will be doing 158.1 rotations per second (a fifth as fast as the fastest known pulsar)

the acceleration of the wheel rim will be greater than the acceleration of a bullet in a Beretta Model 92S-9mm at 444099m/s^2 thats 45270 g. i find it astounding that something could hold together uner that sort of stress.
According to the wiki article (also listing 50,000g), the wheels will be machined from solid titanium so that they can withstand this.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #24
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Design is finalised:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8374491.stm

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The team expects to start running the vehicle on the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, in 2011.
Shame. they'll miss the Wold Cup.

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Old 11-25-2009, 02:27 PM   #25
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The team expects to start running the vehicle on the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, in 2011.
That's if the car doesn't get hijacked...
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:16 PM   #26
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Have to be a nippy hijacker!

I think SA was used before for speed attempts, have to have a search.

Quite a few it seems, this is the one I remember.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verneukpan

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"Verneuk" literally means "f*ck up" in Dutch. Crazy South Africans!

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Old 11-26-2009, 03:34 AM   #28
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HHSTT really deminstrates how efective stageing is.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:40 AM   #29
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bit of an update.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8535938.stm

Wonder if that designer styled the impeller profile on his moustache, or vice-versa?

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:45 AM   #30
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 Wonder if that designer styled the impeller profile on his moustache, or vice-versa?
That is a beauty! Not even during Movember did I see such dedication to the moustache...
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