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Old 03-01-2010, 08:30 AM   #31
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Looks like fun, and all for a good cause. I rememeber it was on the news here, didn't realise it was international. Though, what isn't these days.

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Old 03-17-2010, 06:34 AM   #32
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More news

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8569553.stm

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:17 AM   #33
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I wonder if it was the shock wave under the car that was causing the excess lift?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:54 AM   #34
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I don't know, maybe they could use Orbiter to model it...slight hint for someone to make an add-on!

1000mph is some taget, its quite a leap from 763mph, the current record. Looking at the chart, the jump from Donald Campbell's Bluebird to Richard Noble's Thrust was nearly as great.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:09 AM   #35
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More news for 2011.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12206621

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #36
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I wouldn't mind having this modelled in orbiter. The smoke trail in Orbiter 2010P1 looks similar to the real dust trail :3
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #37
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That would be fun, especially the control system and trying to keep it on the ground!

Looks like they have quite a community spirit in that endeavour, nice touch putting the other teams in the dairy. Dosen't happen in Formula One...

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #38
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Wheels and things:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11742606

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Bloodhound will be fitted with tyres that were originally designed for the old British Lightning fighter
Old British Lightning:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/f...e_streaked.htm

Warning, the above film may induce nausea...

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Old 02-09-2011, 06:13 AM   #39
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Bloodhound will be fitted with tyres that were originally designed for the old British Lightning fighter
To clarify, only for the "low speed" (200 mph) tests.

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 Warning, the above film may induce nausea...
And nostalgia
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:10 AM   #40
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Indeed, 'low' speed tyres for the test runs!

Does anything date faster than a recruiting film? Some nice air to air shots though.

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #41
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 Does anything date faster than a recruiting film?
Slightly OT, but I'm sure you won't mind... This one was popular in my school days:
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #42
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More Bloodhound news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12631733

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"It means the way you actually connect the engine to the outside world needs an awful lot of thought because if we were to feed it a supersonic airflow we would give it a fairly epic amount of boost and it would be very powerful for an extremely short period of time.
"it would be very powerful for an extremely short period of time", is that a euphemism for 'goes bang'?
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #43
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Cool, I like this stuff. This is sure better than using NOS
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:54 AM   #44
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12882566

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The most urgent of these is increasing the "yaw static margin". What's that when it's at home? In very simple terms, it's making sure that the fin is big enough to keep the car pointy-end forwards.
Pointy-end forwards, always a good idea. Except for this:

http://www.techfresh.net/tear-drop-s...c-car-concept/

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 Pointy-end forwards, always a good idea. Except for this:

http://www.techfresh.net/tear-drop-s...c-car-concept/

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