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World land speed record, Bloodhound is go !
« on: November 05, 2017, 04:38:02 AM »
http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project/newquay-2017

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25th October 2017 200mph tests were successful.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/supersonic-bloodhound-car-200mph-tests-ahead-land-speed-record/


"Within a few minutes the 14.65 yards long (13.4 metres) supersonic car sets off again down the runway at Newquay Airport, in Cornwall, flames shooting out of its exhaust engine as it once more reaches 200 mph.

Yesterday’s display - witnessed by more than 3,500 enthusiastic spectators - was certainly impressive, but it will pale when the supersonic car makes its attempt to smash the 1,000mph barrier in South Africa in 2019.

The test runs were the first significant step on the long road to the dried-out Hakskeen Pan lakebed in Northern Cape, where W/C Green will attempt to smash his own world land speed record of 763 mph, set in 1997."


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Re: World land speed record, Bloodhound is go !
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:53:12 AM »
It is 20 years since Trust SSC took the world record and this is what it looked like.
The record the team made in 1997 is 763.035mph
In Bloodhound they are aiming to smash that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HvSko0DnSkc
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Re: World land speed record, Bloodhound is go !
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 05:35:50 PM »
http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project/newquay-2017

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project

... supersonic car sets off again down the runway
at Newquay Airport, in Cornwall, flames shooting out of its
exhaust engine as it once more reaches 200 mph...


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http://www.youtube.com/v/TgD_FNc3CJ8

When else did it go over 200 mph ?

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Re: World land speed record, Bloodhound is go !
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 04:01:15 AM »
Hi scott g, I did for one second wonder if it was dodgy journalism, but it did do two x 200+mph runs in the test.
The Telegraph article alludes to that but does not make it clear there were 2 runs.

This article says 2 runs at Newquay.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41747995

""We did two back-to-back 200mph runs in a five-tonne car. It felt like about eight seconds, which was what we were expecting,"
Wing Commander Green said on stepping out of the cockpit.
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