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Offline kiwi belly tank

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Rosco
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:30:20 AM »

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Re: Rosco
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 07:07:20 AM »
VERRRRRRY Nice video, Rosco. Looking forward to seeing your schedule of test runs and the BIG GO!
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Re: Rosco
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 07:14:58 AM »
I've been following this project. Not sure why but it doesn't seem to get much attention here. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Rosco
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 07:22:46 AM »
Oh, yes I do try to provide some coverage and news about Rosco and his car.  On the Home Page of this website there's a link to the monthly newsletter that Rosco sends out.  Look for the Aussie Invader link - right side of the page about halfway down.
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Re: Rosco
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 09:34:35 PM »
That's an engineering marvel for sure BUT their ''great'' roll bar design is how not to built a roll bar (CAGE].  At least bring it up to SCTA specs.


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Re: Rosco
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 07:03:41 AM »
Jon, thank you for pointing out the HOME page link to Rosco's excellent adventure. I have been following it since its inception. Terrific web page with copious quantities of facts and related information. As an engineer, I appreciate the advances in CAD design, since 1970, that allow a small operation like Aussie Invader to produce an innovative and sophisticated LSR contender. We did it with paper, pencil, and mostly slide rule back then. Gee, that car looks familiar.
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Re: Rosco
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 11:09:08 AM »
Jon, thank you for pointing out the HOME page link to Rosco's excellent adventure. I have been following it since its inception. Terrific web page with copious quantities of facts and related information. As an engineer, I appreciate the advances in CAD design, since 1970, that allow a small operation like Aussie Invader to produce an innovative and sophisticated LSR contender. We did it with paper, pencil, and mostly slide rule back then. Gee, that car looks familiar.
You're right Dick, on all levels. Whereas Invader 3 was his rendition of Thrust 2, Invader 5 is very well engineered & certainly Blue Flame-ish. Old race car builders are like a library for going fast & I hope you've been in contact with him to share the knowledge you have from the same quest. If not, I'm sure he would like to hear from you.
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Re: Rosco
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 11:19:50 AM »
Here's a little more. Pics give a better scale to show how big this bullet is.
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https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1079934_theres-a-second-team-aiming-to-break-the-world-land-speed-record

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Re: Rosco
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2019, 07:01:28 AM »
Kiwi, I had contacted Rosco several years ago while his project was germinating. While my information was dated, 40 plus years, I gave him whatever I could. I tried to share the design, research, and contacts that we had in 1970. Now, 45+ years later, Rosco and his team would build on that, where appropriate, and use modern engineering design tools and their own expertise to produce the remarkable LSR car we see now being born. Maybe my information was more inspirational than technically helpful. For me, it was watching the evolution of a new generation vehicle as he overcame the many challenges to his design, construction, and financial challenges. He had his basic vision, and now we  will see it attempt the "impossible" LSR targets he seeks. I hope that I had helped just a little bit.
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Re: Rosco
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 06:24:19 AM »
Same family, but much bigger than The Blue Flame. And aesthetically prettier than Bloodhound.

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Re: Rosco
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2019, 02:28:00 PM »
Rosco has produced a project update with some interesting information on the rocket fueling system, see https://mailchi.mp/ec887568654c/aussie-invader-progress-update-october-2019.