Discussion in 'transport' started by rubbershoes, Jan 2, 2011.
Lets hope they're ready to have a go this year
It's the new project by Richard Noble who broke the land speed record with Thrust years back.
The aim is to to break his own record of 760 mph. He wants to hit 1000 mph.
It's getting there!!
It's very nearly ready to roll and if you are interested it's on display in Docklands Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record unveiled - BBC News
or BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car Makes World Debut
It's a free show but a slight difficulty, it's sold out! sorry.
Not ideal I know, but there are some tickets left for tomorrow morning!
BLOODHOUND London Expo at East Winter Garden, Canary Wharf
I managed to get tickets for the 19:00-20:00 slot earlier in the day, i'll try and take a load of photos and upload some here! Well excited for this
Very interested in this - for many reasons ! just not only that I know the chap who retrieved and is now restoring Donald Campbell's Bluebird.
Ok, I went along to this and it was ace! I paid £15 to put my name on the fin
Anyway, a rake of photos as promised above!
I'd quite like it to fail miserably just because of the various personalities involved.
An old mate of yours piloting? He does seem like a bit of a tool.
I have to admit to a bit of ambivalence about taking the wings off a jet fighter and firing it down the road. Land speed records should involve pistons driving wheels, imo.
Still interested to see whether or not he dies though.
Maybe one day in the future the air will be infected with alien flight-supressing nanobots or something, and fast land travel technology will become really important.
Sadly the golden age of a throbbing piston driven thing trying to break a speed record are gone. It seems like on one end of the scale we have the bloodhound
and the other electric driven things.
BTW good pics, thanks
If it was on rails I'd give a shit.
I see there will be a full size model of The Bloodhound and team members at the London Motor Show at Battersea Park on 6/7/8th May http://thelondonmotorshow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Bloodhound-narrow-1.png
I am wondering when it might actually be useful. Would such land speed ever be better than flying? Perhaps on Europa if you needed to pick up all the alien spore generators before they popped.
The rear wheels seem to me to a have a very narrow track and with a heavy high-mounted jet engine it wouldn't take much to start a wobble. I'd like to see big 8 foot wheels on outriggers before I'd drive it. If I were asked. Oh, and aerodynamic roll dampers.
Next step, just strap him to a rocket.
If you look at it's website there is a serious amount of technical data on there. Amongst other things, they have had a lot of difficulty finding somewhere suitable, on this earth, to make the attempts.
it only has one seat. pointless.
MPG's for shite too.
where do you keep your suitcases? and is there anywhere to hang a blazer?
Needs a rear parcel shelf for the Panama hat.
Do they do an estate version?
Yes, see hyperloop etc. Not that you'd use that kind of propulsion. Can't see any use for those speeds without a track though, I mean things like being able to turn and not crash horribly because of an errant pebble are quite useful.
I see that the Chinese have bought into it now Geely announced as Bloodhound SSC lead partner | PistonHeads
The more I read about it the more preposterous it seems to be BLOODHOUND’s next stage: disassembling the Car
Live now, from Newquay, it's first slow speed run., a mere 200 MPH.
BLOODHOUND SSC Live Streaming
This is that 3 motor thing isnt it, v8 up to slow speed, jet engine to a bit faster then rocket to full speed.
I know someone who is working on that - she's a mechanic on secondment from the Army.
I think its very exciting stuff!
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