Anyone else getting excited by Bloodhound

Discussion in 'transport' started by rubbershoes, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village



    Lets hope they're ready to have a go this year
     
  2. Oswaldtwistle

    Oswaldtwistle Banned

  3. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    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. :eek:
     
  4. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

  5. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  6. Zimri

    Zimri Well-Known Member

    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 :D
     
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    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.
     
  8. Zimri

    Zimri Well-Known Member

    Ok, I went along to this and it was ace! I paid £15 to put my name on the fin :D

    Anyway, a rake of photos as promised above!

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  9. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I'd quite like it to fail miserably just because of the various personalities involved.
     
  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    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.
     
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  11. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    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.
     
  12. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Yeah man.
     
  13. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    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
     
  14. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    If it was on rails I'd give a shit. ;)
     
  15. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  16. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    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.
     
  17. Lancman

    Lancman Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  18. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Next step, just strap him to a rocket.
     
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  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    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.
     
  20. Zimri

    Zimri Well-Known Member

    Finally! :D
    www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-supersonic-first-record-attempt-october-2017
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it only has one seat. pointless.
     
  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    MPG's for shite too.
     
  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    where do you keep your suitcases? and is there anywhere to hang a blazer?
     
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  24. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!


    Needs a rear parcel shelf for the Panama hat.
     
  25. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Do they do an estate version?
     
  26. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    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.
     
  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  28. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  29. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    This is that 3 motor thing isnt it, v8 up to slow speed, jet engine to a bit faster then rocket to full speed.
     
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  30. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    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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