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Bloodhound - land speed record contender

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Hi all,

For those that are unaware the team that brought us the current land speed record holding car Thrust SSC are currently developing an new car intended to break the 1000mph mark.

The driver of Thrust SSC will be the driver of the new car, Bloodhound and writes a regular blog on the BBC which can be a pretty good read, especially when he told Sebastian Vettel he drives a pump motor  lol.

Here is the latest blog from Wing-Commander Andy Green in which he discusses the other contenders for the land speed record which we look likely to hear about very soon in some cases.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16657113
Posted January 21, 2012, 20:52:04 PM
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Offline DaveMorton
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I remember, as a small child, watching the land speed trials with my Dad in the late 60's, when the Blue Flame took the land speed record. I don't remember the exact speed, but I sure remember that plume of salt and dust, streaking across the salt flats (since you couldn't really see the car itself).
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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My earliest memories of the land speed record was Richard Noble taking the record in Thrust 2 in 1983 on BBC news,  a record that stood until Thrust SSC in 1997.

I've watched the programmes on the land speed record on History and Discovery channels and have to admit for pure looks the Railton Special was one of my favorites  Cool

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The latest article on this subject from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16901484
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Offline sybershot
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1,000mph that's quite a jump from the current land speed record  Shocked
I wish them both teams luck, on there goals.
I am one for speed but a ride in any of those two cars at full speed would make me  Lips Sealed
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Offline DaveMorton
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I'm with you there, Syber. The fastest I've ever traveled in a land-based vehicle was 186MPH (just shy of 300KPH), and that was plenty fast enough for me, thank you. When I looked at the speedometer, I was all sorts of Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked and that was less than one FIFTH of the speed these loonies intend to achieve!
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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They are somewhat crazy aren't they, I suppose you have to be considering what happens when speed record attempts go wrong!!!!
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The fastest I been on land is 153mph, I would of went faster that night, but I got stopped by a local cop at 2am. He actually let me go, He knew of me for he was a friend of my dad, and he basically just told me to slow down Smiley
on water the fastest I went was around 138mph, and I never want to go that fast on water again. My body could not take that abuse on the body again, also it felt like I was doing 300mph, for on water your speed seems faster than what you are actually doing.
and in air the fastest I went I could not actually say, How fast does a commercial airliner travel?
well that is how fast I went in the air  Tongue
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I will continue to post updates on this subject as they come along.  thumbsup
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Offline DaveMorton
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Thanks, DD. I appreciate the updates. Smiley
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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No probs, I find this very interesting and the articles have been pretty good so far
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The latest blog, how to stop from 1000mph!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17810324
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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This months blog:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18142709

"Once complete, the fin will provide the aerodynamic force to give the car a "positive yaw static margin" - in other words, it will keep the car pointy-end forwards at high speed. "

Nice to see proper technical analysis form the Wing-Commander  Cheesy

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I noticed that this month's blog centered more on the feedback they received from last month's blog. I think that's great, but I was hoping for more details on the design of the tail assembly. Sad Oh well, we can't have everything, I guess. Smiley
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