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Old 10-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #61
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have you seen 'Computer animation showing how the hybrid rocket system will work' video ? Totally an awesome animation.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #62
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Yes, quite excellent.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #63
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 I mean...

A cut-and-shunt made up of a missile, an F1 engine, a jet off a Typhoon, and a rocket. Can you get anything cooler than that? I don't think so...
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Can you think of anything that can go wronger than that? I don't think so...
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #64
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Why they drop a little bit of peroxide prior the full pass of the oxidizer? The fuel burns better if it has been 'pre-ignited'?
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:12 AM   #65
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23032461

Fast Wheels!

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The Bloodhound wheels have to support the car at over 1,000mph, at which point they will be rotating at just over 10,000rpm, or about 170 times per second.

At this speed, the 900mm disc will be enduring a radial acceleration of 50,000g at the wheel rim.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:47 PM   #66
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33110292

Not a big surprise, but still disappointing.

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:37 AM   #67
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment

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The design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car has put its near-complete vehicle on show in London.
Some 8,000 people are expected to come and view it in Canary Wharf on Friday and Saturday.
At least its coming together.

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Old 09-27-2016, 02:22 PM   #68
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Not coming together that fast!
Bit of a disappointment it didn't run this year, maybe next.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37471560

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China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project.
The Asian company’s support means the jet-cum-rocket racer now has the financial means to go and break the land speed record next year.
Geely is the largest privately owned car manufacturer in China.
It is perhaps better known in the West as the owner of Volvo and the London Taxi Company, which makes “black cabs”.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:54 AM   #69
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37913750

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His message highlighted the essential contribution that the Northern Cape team has made to Bloodhound, and he told the workers that "the credit will be shared with you" for everything that Bloodhound achieves. Absolutely right.
In addition, the President of the FIA's Land Speed Record Commission, Dennis Dean, flew half way round the world to represent the FIA and to thank the track team personally.
Dennis presented every member of the team with a certificate of recognition from the FIA, and Bloodhound gave each person a medal to thank them for their unique achievement.
Nice response from the FIA organisation.

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Old 11-10-2016, 02:16 AM   #70
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Man's quest for speed has been here since the cave man days.

Although I can understand how this may look crazy to some, as a racer I think it is awesome !

I drag raced a bike for some years a while back. I was happy to get on the track since it is much safer than the racing we did on the street but that is a story for another time. I no longer race only because of a career change out of the energy sector (less money) and would have certainly fulfilled my wish to go to Bonneville and try to go 200 mph (or faster) every year, had I continued racing.

The best racer's credo I ever heard is "I refuse to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death"

I have been watching this project for years and wish them nothing but good luck.

Go Bloodhound !!

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Old 11-10-2016, 07:52 AM   #71
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http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/4718...the-grave-with

Probably not what the Bloodhound team are thinking of, but an interesting attitude!

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Old 02-11-2017, 08:12 AM   #72
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38883760

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Last month, a small number of the team went down to Newquay Aerohub to test the jet engine's fuel system (you can watch the latest BHTV video of the test here).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bLE...ature=youtu.be

Sounds like an easy task - surely all we need to do is check that we can pump the fuel into the Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine quickly enough?
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:11 PM   #73
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39379499

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The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is going to slip again - to 2018.
The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car was supposed to go racing later this year, to try to raise the current mark of 763mph (1,228km/h) to over 800mph.
But what are described as "short-term cash flow problems" have put a dent in the schedule.
The upside, says the team, is that it provides additional time to eke more power from the car's rocket.
Bummer.

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Old 10-16-2017, 05:45 PM   #74
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A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on the world land speed record (763mph; 1,228km/h). Bloodhound should start running on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, in 2019.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41635066

Slipped again to 2019 now.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:51 PM   #75
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Huh, it's been 10 years already.
And their target is still "in two years"?
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