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RE: Bloodhound SSC: engine test

RE: Bloodhound SSC: engine test

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!


Stream videos at Ustream 

 

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Garlick

Original Poster:

40,601 posts

137 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Bumping this into the forums as it is about to start....

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Hmmm - do we need another thread?

Garlick

Original Poster:

40,601 posts

137 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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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.

Switch

3,378 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'm watching biggrin

Freaking love rockets!

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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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.

Captain Muppet

8,468 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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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

1,069 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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wooo!

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

LukeSi

5,352 posts

58 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I tuned in just in time. AWSOME!

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I think they should put that fire out all the same.

stolenink

21 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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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

88 posts

60 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Nice!!! thumbup

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I think the've melted all the cameras.

Great stuff.

fatboy69

6,751 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Bugger - missed it. Anyone able to upload the recording? What happened - did it go well?

MIP1983

152 posts

102 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Um, is the fire meant to go out afterward? Is it still on fire?

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Andy Green thinks that the 700 mph airflow will blow the fire out.

Wishful thinking perhaps.

JayUK91

50 posts

59 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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That was awesome.

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

Switch

3,378 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I also love that the rocket engineer actually looks like this


Legend

Eric Mc

82,302 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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That 'tache has to be a Health and Safety hazard.

Switch

3,378 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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But is clearly a requirement for being a rocket engineer

stevesingo

2,112 posts

119 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Andy Green comes across really well. Ad libbing in a way only UK military people can. No bluff to tough!!