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« Reply #120 on: September 29, 2016, 01:17:18 PM »

HUH? An "unofficial record" is NO RECORD at all!
Jessi Combs' OFFICIAL website says she's the women's land speed record holder. So there!
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« Reply #121 on: September 29, 2016, 01:35:19 PM »

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The unofficial women's speed record and the unofficial single engine record.

Is that the unofficial mile or the unofficial kilometre?

Do you have to run two ways to set an unofficial record?

How can you be sure of the current unofficial record you have to beat?

I'm sure that horse moved: keep on flogging ...

 Dead Horse Dead Horse Dead Horse Dead Horse Dead Horse

Metric mile measured up hill both ways. Unofficially.
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« Reply #122 on: September 29, 2016, 02:00:19 PM »

All speeds achieved will be official in the eyes of the WLSRA.
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« Reply #123 on: September 29, 2016, 02:06:02 PM »

HUH? An "unofficial record" is NO RECORD at all!
Jessi Combs' OFFICIAL website says she's the women's land speed record holder. So there!

That's the FIA version. They are shooting for the FIM record this week (maybe).
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« Reply #124 on: September 29, 2016, 02:14:15 PM »

HUH? An "unofficial record" is NO RECORD at all!
Jessi Combs' OFFICIAL website says she's the women's land speed record holder. So there!

That's the FIA version. They are shooting for the FIM record this week (maybe).


The governing body the FIA told Ed that they did not recognise any gender record when the last clain was made and I doubt that the FIM will take an interest in a five wheeled single engine jet car. The FIM has no female record or indeed rocket record of 512mph in their listing. A motorcycle speed record timer did record the efforts of Kitty O'Neil with the three wheel SMI Motivator. [If I ever bet my money, it would be on the WLSRA to sanction any speeds set this week].
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« Reply #125 on: September 29, 2016, 02:33:56 PM »

Welsh Land Speed Record Association?  grin Seriously, if they just did what Valerie and Eva did by trying to beat an existing record without having to resort to creating your own governing body you could give them some respect. They've been at this for years (pre ThrustSSC if you count their first car) but all the respect I had for their determination went out of the window when they decided to make up their own rules. If we're all wrong and they are aiming for an official FIA or FIM record with all that that implies, then good for them.
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« Reply #126 on: September 29, 2016, 02:34:13 PM »

Looks like they are getting ready for a run. Jesse Combs is driving.

I've got to the live telemetry web site but not seeing any numbers.  Anyone know if they are transmitting today?
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« Reply #127 on: September 29, 2016, 02:45:58 PM »

There is a silent video showing the vehicle running today(?).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgvvBrvysw4&feature=youtu.be

Apparently, a drone camera flying over head.
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« Reply #128 on: September 29, 2016, 03:28:47 PM »

The silent footage shows a wonderful desert area on which to run. Does anyone know the actual length/distance that NAE has available this year?

More questions:

Without any course marking visible how do you FOD the likely track? Is this a desert that does not attract or hold any material from the past which could be a problem for a fast moving vehicle?
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« Reply #129 on: September 29, 2016, 04:25:24 PM »

many others stick an outrigger ...aka "sidecar" on the vehicle to
get records...

maybe its a car (4 wheel) with a sidecar (5th wheel) ...?...

im not sure, I hope they go fast...

they have a new telecommunications company on board and on site...im
hoping they get the telemetry and video telecommunications ironed out so
we can fully appreciate whats occurring....

they have invited a "global" audience and have a global telecom company on board, but folks reporting not getting info...etc

I signed up for updates

to date 0 ....

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« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2016, 04:38:38 PM »

many others stick an outrigger ...aka "sidecar" on the vehicle to
get records...

maybe its a car (4 wheel) with a sidecar (5th wheel) ...?...

im not sure, I hope they go fast...

they have a new telecommunications company on board and on site...im
hoping they get the telemetry and video telecommunications ironed out so
we can fully appreciate whats occurring....

they have invited a "global" audience and have a global telecom company on board, but folks reporting not getting info...etc

I signed up for updates

to date 0 ....



The plan was to tun it on three wheels for FIM, and five for FIA.
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« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2016, 04:40:26 PM »

Looks like they are getting ready for a run. Jesse Combs is driving.

I've got to the live telemetry web site but not seeing any numbers.  Anyone know if they are transmitting today?


It never seems to work right. I looked at it earlier and it showed they were doing 478mph for about 45 minutes....
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« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2016, 04:41:14 PM »

The silent footage shows a wonderful desert area on which to run. Does anyone know the actual length/distance that NAE has available this year?

More questions:

Without any course marking visible how do you FOD the likely track? Is this a desert that does not attract or hold any material from the past which could be a problem for a fast moving vehicle?

I believe they said they have 10.5 miles of really good surface to work with.
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« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2016, 05:11:44 PM »

Check the telemetry company's blog here: https://pegasusmission.com/

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« Reply #134 on: September 30, 2016, 10:02:16 AM »

I believe they said they have 10.5 miles of really good surface to work with.

That information is useful since the news was released by Jessi that she got to the edge of the desert.

It is interesting and confusing that the facebook photo she has posted shows three clear wheel tracks, suggesting they have indeed got the vehicle to be the same as SMI Motivator for her. The middle track seems to have been carrying more load as she braked hard!

The confusion is that the FIM do not list the attempt, so has it been notified to them? www.fim-live.com/worldspeedrecords

The FIA have only ever differentiated between jet engine(s) and rocket engine(s), so even with one power unit to set a record NAE would have to beat Thrust SSC at 763+ mph, or do they?
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