Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CL1, Sep 6, 2010.
Pics I took at RIAT Fairford this year.
Andy Green the pilot/driver?
...and not Richard Hammond???
Crikey! An Eurofighter Typhoon engine to push that! I hope the pilot can find the funds for the insurance, must be tops!
I'd never heard of the Hakskeen Pan, the Bonneville Salt Flats are getting competition as a venue.
I'll put this in my To Watch list.
If you are going to cheat and use a rocket then you may as well use a real Bloodhound
And if you are going to use an aircraft engine, why not use the rest of it...
I wonder if this guy ever got beyond 400mph - he was hoping for over 800 at one point
BBC News - Bloodhound land speed rocket test to roar over Newquay
The most powerful rocket produced in the UK for some 20 years is due to be ignited in Cornwall later.
It is being tested by the British Bloodhound team, which intends to use the booster in a car capable of running at more than 1,000mph (1,610km/h).
This feat would also smash the current world land speed record of 763mph.
The rocket will be bolted to the ground in Newquay so that it cannot move, but the firing should make a spectacular noise along the north Cornwall coast.
BBC News - Bloodhound land speed rocket test roars over Newquay
1,000mph model kit
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Like many people, we got a model kit this Christmas......
The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car kit contains over 3,500 components, many custom-made, including: a state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine - normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon; a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets – developed to power the next generation of space launchers; a 550bhp Supercharged Jaguar V8 – used to pump the oxidiser into the rocket; two unique Rolex instruments specially made for BLOODHOUND SSC; a titanium skinned upper chassis; a carbon fibre monocoque and canopy with 50mm thick windscreen; plus 22,500 aerospace-grade rivets, each hand-fixed. Driver Andy Green and assembly instructions included.
One hundred and ten man-years have been invested in the design, build and manufacture of the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car which is on track to challenge the Land Speed Record later this year in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
BLOODHOUND may be the world's fastest racing car but going fast is not its main role; as the focal point of The BLOODHOUND Project, it is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible. Over 5,700 UK primary and secondary schools, and thousands more around the world, use BLOODHOUND materials in class in science clubs. Our aim is for every school child in the UK to enjoy at least one BLOODHOUND lesson or experience by the time the car reaches its ultimate Land Speed Record goal of 1000mph in 2016.
Bristol-built 1,000 mph speed record attempt car takes shape
14 July 2015 Last updated at 11:08 BST
Engineers in Bristol working on a supersonic car have begun putting the parts together ahead of a world record attempt.
The team behind the Bloodhound SSC is hoping to break the world land speed record in South Africa next year, by topping 1,000 mph.
BBC Points West's David Garmston met driver and RAF pilot Andy Green, and other members of the team.
Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record unveiled
I think I'm the real one
29th September 2017 the BLOODHOUND team achieved a huge engineering milestone. They successfully started up the state-of-the-art EJ200 jet engine which had been installed in the car and took it to max reheat (aka afterburner). Driver Andy Green sat in the cockpit throttling the jet engine with his right foot. The car was tied down to a secure anchor point on the southern side of Cornwall Airport Newquay
The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car
An 85-year-old rocket scientist is the man behind the design of a car aiming to break the "ultimate record".
It took Ron Ayers three years to design the shape for Bloodhound, the British-built car aiming to reach 1,000mph.
His fascination with engineering started as a boy during the Blitz, when he saw Spitfires and Hurricanes flying overhead.
The 85-year-old behind the 1,000mph car
First 200mmph run today First public runs for 1,000mph car
Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock
The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.
1,000mph car hits financial roadblock
Bloodhound supersonic car project axed
A project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has been axed after it failed to secure a £25m cash injection.
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