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« Reply #105 on: June 22, 2016, 07:24:25 PM »

The Bloodhound had some funding issues that are resolved.  This topic and future plans are in this current article [url]www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36579578[url] 
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« Reply #106 on: June 22, 2016, 07:25:51 PM »

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36579578
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« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2016, 08:07:00 AM »

With funding in place, the BloodhoundSSC team have now announced dates for the first phase of the push to 1,000mph. Phase one targets 800mph in order to collect real data at that speed and beat the existing record. Unless they progress very quickly after arriving at Hakskeen, or the NAE team get there first, looks like ThrustSSC might yet be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the world's first supersonic record.

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-supersonic-first-record-attempt-october-2017

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« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2016, 03:23:57 PM »

There is a treat article in the latest issue of "RacecarEngineering" by Dr. Ayres on the aero for the Blood Hound car. Worth buying the mag or reading on line.

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« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2016, 03:24:43 AM »

I read somewhere yesterday that Bloodhound now has some new (extra ? ) financial backing from an Asian company called Geely. This puts them back in the position to be on track for next years runs at the Hakskeen Pan.
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« Reply #110 on: September 27, 2016, 05:42:23 AM »

Perhaps you saw this release:

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f537f9e057bd78cf654a95a1e&id=17c0111937&e=bc78ac7b92
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« Reply #111 on: September 27, 2016, 11:22:28 AM »

I read somewhere yesterday that Bloodhound now has some new (extra ? ) financial backing from an Asian company called Geely. This puts them back in the position to be on track for next years runs at the Hakskeen Pan.

The timetable seems to have slipped about 12 months in a year.  cry About this time last year they were suggesting they might go for the record on 15 October 2016 (a neat anniversary).  Now aiming for October 2017.

From a personal perspective I like the delay.  Hoping to arrange a holiday in South Africa to coincide with the record attempt, and couldn't have made it this year.

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« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2016, 04:01:25 PM »

Yes cash flow constraints meant the engineering side of the project slowed to a crawl, however, the education side of things has cranked up a gear. Some 120k kids built and raced model rocket cars last year.

The new Geely support gets us 70% of the way to an 800mph record next year.

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« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2016, 02:03:13 AM »

I think it was an excerpt from that release that I had read Slim. I have now read the rest of the page and will probably go back through a few more of their releases.

"BLOODHOUND will decelerate from 1,000mph (1,600km/h) at 3G, equivalent to slowing from 60mph (100km/h) to standstill in 1 second." that is quite like hitting traffic on the M25 over here, if anyone is familiar with it they'll no what I mean.


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« Reply #114 on: October 15, 2016, 09:43:38 PM »

An infusion if Chinese money and technology is helping the Bloodhound project and some other updates www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37642255
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« Reply #115 on: November 08, 2016, 08:59:31 PM »

An article about the Bloodhound progress with an emphasis on Haskeen Pan www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37913750
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« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2017, 09:18:28 AM »

This seems like a familiar problem for many of us lately...www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39379499
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« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2017, 05:02:06 AM »

This seems like a familiar problem for many of us lately...www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39379499

The article flagged by wobbly will presumably have been based on the following (taken from the Bloodhound web site).  The latest delay means the NAE team probably have at least two more summers to set a record.


An Update on Timings

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

Our goal this year is to test BLOODHOUND SSC on the runway at Newquay Aerohub.  We will announce the target date in due course but it will follow-on from static ‘tie-down’ tests of the EJ200 jet, installed in the car, which we hope to conduct this summer.

There is also further development work to be done on our monopropellant rocket as we have increased the power output required from it.  This to provide an additional performance margin should the weight of the complete, fully fuelled car increase compared to earlier estimates.  This can easily happen as a design that has evolved over many years makes its way from the virtual world of Computer Aided Design to the real world of the racetrack.  The engineering team is choosing to be cautious now so we don’t lose time – or under-perform – when we’re in the desert.

As you may have seen from our earlier updates, here and on social media, Hakskeen Pan flooded in January and then again this month.  Allowing for similar events next year, and building in time to make final preparations to the track, we expect our advance party to deploy to the Kalahari in summer 2018.

We will begin our first World Land Speed Record campaign in the second half of 2018.


A Note from Richard Noble, Project Director

It is frustrating to change our schedule again – we know everyone is excited about seeing the car run.  We want that too but our pace of development has to be pegged to the flow of funding.

We enjoy terrific support from the public (34,800 of whom have now paid to put their name on the tail fin, for example) and have a strong track record when it comes to fundraising with major sponsors.  Interest from big brands is, if anything, increasing as we get closer to running: we have recently agreed new partnerships with a global IT company and a leading fashion brand, which we look forward to announcing soon.  A number of other substantial deals are also in negotiation.

While this is undoubtedly good news there is inevitably a time delay between pledges of support, contracts being signed and cash arriving.  Anyone who runs their own business will be familiar with this and the need to be pragmatic when planning.

However, temporary delays do not change our direction of travel!  2017 will be a milestone year for The BLOODHOUND Project and we are determined to be out in South Africa, challenging records, next year.

We will keep you updated and continue to be grateful for the extraordinary enthusiasm and support shown by all our friends and followers around the world.  We look forward to you being with us as we embark on the next and most exciting phase of this Engineering Adventure.

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