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« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2015, 10:55:11 PM »

We went through the same processes a few years back. We utilize radial forged 7075-T6 aluminum rather than 7037. Our forgings were done by Precision Aluminum Products in Santa Ana. We recently had our wheels xray'd to check on the integrity after making about 20 runs on them. Good news, we were given a clean bill of health.
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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2015, 09:57:48 AM »

I got this release from Jules Tipler and thought it of enough general interest to post it for all.  If you want to go to see the car run -- there's contact information at the bottom of the post.  Jon a/k/a SSS


Register to see BLOODHOUND SSC run in South Africa

In September 2015, The BLOODHOUND Project will travel to South Africa to begin its campaign to set a new World Land Speed Record. Our team will be based at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, for up to three months as we work towards our target for 2015: 800mph (1 200km/h).

Hakskeen Pan is in the Kalahari Desert, (see map) approximately three hours by road from Upington and 12 hours + from Johannesburg. There are internal flights connecting the two, as well as from Cape Town.

Accommodation in this remote location will be limited so advanced booking is essential. Access to the event and media facilities will also be tightly controlled, so media wishing to join us should register their interest here.

We will then contact you with information about accommodation, travel, access and accreditation.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

The BLOODHOUND Team

 

For more information, interviews, imagery and videos contact
UK: Jules Tipler jules.tipler@mettlepr.com / +44 (0) 7811 166 796
SA: Schalk Mouton schalk.mouton@mettlepr.com / +27 82 739 9637


Notes to Editors
The world land speed record of 763 mph is held by Thrust SSC, a UK team led by BLOODHOUND’s Project Director Richard Noble and driven by Andy Green.

The BLOODHOUND team scoured the globe to find the perfect desert to run the car on, it needed to be at least 12 miles (19km) long, two miles (3km) wide and perfectly flat.

The Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa was selected. At full speed BLOODHOUND SSC will cover a mile (1.6km) in 3.6 seconds, that’s 4.5 football pitches laid end to end per second.

BLOODHOUND has three power plants, a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet from a Eurofighter Typhoon, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a 550 bhp Supercharged Jaguar V8 engine that drives the rocket oxidiser pump. Between them they generate 135,000 thrust hp, equivalent to 180 F1 cars.

BLOODHOUND SSC is currently being assembled at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre in Bristol, UK. It is on schedule for roll out summer 2015 where it will undergo UK runway testing up to 200 mph (321 km/h) at the Aerohub, Newquay. The Team will then deploy to South Africa to begin high speed testing with the target of reaching 800 mph (1,287 km/h). The Team will return to the UK to review the data and return to South Africa in 2016 with the aim of reaching 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h)

Over 280 global companies, 200 of them SMEs, are involved in the Project, which has become a showcase for science and engineering capability.

Over 5,700 UK primary and secondary schools have signed up to use the free BLOODHOUND Education resources in their classrooms

The educational outreach programme also runs in South Africa with more than 800 schools already participating and more than 100 BLOODHOUND Ambassadors signed up to help use the project to inspire young people about studying maths and science. The programme reaches out to schools across the country, but particularly in the Northern Cape Province, home to the track where the BLOODHOUND SSC will run.

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« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2015, 11:10:32 AM »

Meanwhile, the North American Eagle has received a permit allowing us to run at the Alvord Desert, Sept 20 to Oct 3. We were turned down by the
BLM for Aprill/May runs. With little support from our fellow Americans and our government, we are certainly the Seabiscuit vs War Admiral of modern
times. We're pressing on anyway!!!
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« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2015, 06:56:55 PM »

Wow, Ed.  Things are looking good.  That F104 car is made in the hot rodder's tradition of simple is best.
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« Reply #79 on: June 12, 2015, 11:44:33 PM »

The Bloodhound project is expected to run in in SA during 2016, a year later than expected.  See www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33110292
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« Reply #80 on: June 15, 2015, 01:04:14 AM »

An interesting article about the bloodhound aerodynamics.  It is controlled more like a plane than a car at high speeds.www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33084088
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« Reply #81 on: June 15, 2015, 08:11:06 AM »

Thats something we discussed back when Craig Breedlove fell over, it would be better to fly it on the ground than steering it.
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« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2015, 10:03:58 PM »

The vertical stabilizer build and test is the same stuff we did with the NAE several years ago.
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« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2015, 10:19:02 PM »

Strain gages are on critical parts of the bloodhound and they are rigged to warning lights in the cockpit.  An overstressed part will give some warning before it fails.  Details are at www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33428405
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« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2015, 06:27:59 PM »

Hopefully.
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« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2015, 12:31:53 AM »

The Bloodhound is almost through with being built and now the operating systems are installed.  The underbelly is protected by titanium.  www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33646605
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« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2015, 12:53:24 AM »

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph.

No disrespect but "car" really gets to me.

Define car and I'm not asking Bo?.

Vehicle might be a better description but I'm a dumb hick from Africa. cheers
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« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2015, 01:28:06 AM »

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph.

No disrespect but "car" really gets to me.

Define car and I'm not asking Bo?.

Vehicle might be a better description but I'm a dumb hick from Africa. cheers


In the language of the FIA it's a Special Automobile, defined as:

          Vehicles on at least four wheels which are propelled otherwise than through their wheels.

Wonderfully simple. Almost no restrictions on the designer's imagination.
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« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2015, 05:46:12 AM »

The FIA in 2014 changed the naming from Special Vehicles to "Special Automobiles". As the current Records Commission is headed by an American I assume that the written language was chosen to avoid any doubt as to what is an Automobile.

You find Automobiles in Catogory A and B. BLOODHOUND SSC is in Category C and will have its own sub-division as it has both jet power and rockets. Until then the divisions which have set records are jets or rockets. There is as yet no sub-sub-division for having one or two jets, (or indeed one or two rockets).

It is the media that describe anything with four wheels as a car, much as anything else to them has to be a motorcycle.
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« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2015, 07:57:00 AM »

If you are not a pedant you might want to skip this post.  evil

The FIA also define an Automobile as:

Vehicle running in constant contact with the ground (or ice) on at least four non‐aligned wheels, of which at least two are used for steering and at least two for propulsion; the propulsion and steering of which are constantly and entirely controlled by a Driver on board the vehicle (other terms including but not limited to car, truck, and kart may be used interchangeably with Automobile, as appropriate within types of competition).

The problem with this is that a Special Automobile is not defined to be a type of Automobile; in fact it specifically is not a subset of Automobile.  Since the definitions of Absolute World Record and Outright World Record only mention Automobiles (and not Special Automobiles), it is not logically possible for a Special Automobile to set an Absolute World Record or the Outright World Record.

I know this is not the intended interpretation but it is what the words in the rule book say.  When we discussed this in 2014 there was a view that the definitions would be modified in 2015, but it hasn't happened.

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