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Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Bloodhound SSC: engine test

Livestream to the Bloodhound engine test here!



We last wrote about the Bloodhound back in July and Richard Noble told us "we're winning!" Well, right now they're running, the engine firing up for the first time in a hardened missile tunnel in Cornwall. Chris Harris is there as we speak too - best check your ear plugs are in place Chris - it's about to get loud!


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Garlick

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Bumping this into the forums as it is about to start....

Eric Mc

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Hmmm - do we need another thread?

Garlick

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Eric Mc said:
Hmmm - do we need another thread?
If we want the live test publicised on the homepage (and this reaching a wider audience) then yes I'm afraid. Sorry if that annoys.

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I'm watching biggrin

Freaking love rockets!

Eric Mc

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I've been watching for the past hour. I even posted a thread in the Motorsport section - which was closed down by a mod because there was already another thread running.

And guess what happens, a mod opens another thread anyway.

Maybe I inadvertantly almost scuppered a plan.

Anyway - the important thing is that people get to see the test.
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Captain Muppet

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Garlick said:
Eric Mc said:
Hmmm - do we need another thread?
If we want the live test publicised on the homepage (and this reaching a wider audience) then yes I'm afraid. Sorry if that annoys.
Plus it's not like the forum isn't already riddled with duplicate threads on subjects that aren't exciting news.

Totally worth a new thread.

harryowl

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wooo!

That was awesome. Looked like it was successful too. smile

LukeSi

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I tuned in just in time. AWSOME!

Eric Mc

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I think they should put that fire out all the same.

stolenink

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Godspeed to Team Bloodhound!!! I desperately want this to succeed - IMHO this story deserves a 1000 new feeds!!!!

I'm off now to swear at my IT Manager to un-block video feeds from the firewall...

Bloitus

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Nice!!! thumbup

Eric Mc

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I think the've melted all the cameras.

Great stuff.

fatboy69

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Bugger - missed it. Anyone able to upload the recording? What happened - did it go well?

MIP1983

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Um, is the fire meant to go out afterward? Is it still on fire?

Eric Mc

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Andy Green thinks that the 700 mph airflow will blow the fire out.

Wishful thinking perhaps.

JayUK91

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That was awesome.

Eric Teboul, take note - I wanna see you ride one of these next tongue out

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I also love that the rocket engineer actually looks like this


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Eric Mc

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That 'tache has to be a Health and Safety hazard.

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But is clearly a requirement for being a rocket engineer

stevesingo

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Andy Green comes across really well. Ad libbing in a way only UK military people can. No bluff to tough!!


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