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RE: Bloodhound SSC: engine test

RE: Bloodhound SSC: engine test

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nonuts

15,855 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Anyone know if you can watch it from the beginning, I caught the end but not the noisy bit?

Switch

3,387 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'd imagine it'll be on YT or something later

gifdy

1,827 posts

166 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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His answer to the 'Why?' question was fantastic.

MintyChris

790 posts

117 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I love this....

said:
Bloodhound will use the hybrid in addition to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine to generate the thrust needed to go supersonic.

It will also carry a Cosworth Formula 1 engine, although this will have no direct involvement in driving wheels as it does on a racing car. Instead, the F1 power unit will be used to turn the pump that forces liquid oxidiser into the rocket's fuel chamber.

EmmaJ

4,503 posts

71 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Was an exceptional test and the whole thing had my skin tingling. The Olympics was good but this really shows why we are Great Britain thumbup

Hopefully it has the same effect on the youth and it inspires the next generation of engineers.
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rufusruffcutt

1,507 posts

130 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'm sure I caught a glimpse of shock diamonds in the exhaust plume from the side camera view. Difficult to tell on the web video feed, looks very promising though well done to all involved!

ewenm

28,506 posts

170 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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rufusruffcutt said:
I'm sure I caught a glimpse of shock diamonds in the exhaust plume from the side camera view. Difficult to tell on the web video feed, looks very promising though well done to all involved!
yes Green spoke about those afterwards. Great couple of hours of streaming!

desmos

40 posts

127 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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It's all ground breaking stuff. Most of the engineering is theoretical, like the use of aluminium "Tyres". The centrifugal forces at 1000mph would fling the rubber off the rim.

Eric Mc

98,212 posts

190 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Im pretty sure they used aluminium "tyres" on Thrust SSC as well. Obviously, with Bloodhound designed for speeds of 1,000 mph plus, the tyres and wheels will need to be somewhat different.

Zumbruk

4,929 posts

185 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The Jolly Todger

2,742 posts

105 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Zumbruk said:
Thanks beer

williecrail

2 posts

64 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I would be happy with the fuel pump!

yorkieboy

1,820 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Well where do I begin, Just got back home from Newquay! Yes I saw it live! woohoo. Well 150 metres away in a locked down nuclear bomb proof hangar! The noise was quite incredible considering how far away we were. I think it is a credit to british engineers that the test went without a hitch. Was the most exciting thing I've ever seen and heard!! A credit to the Bloodhound SSC team, A day I'm not going to forget in a hurry. Oh I happened to stand next to Chris Harris too! Pics to follow....

Andy665

2,029 posts

153 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Truly epic and makes you proud to be British

Why the hell aren't Andy Green and Richard Noble knighted

fatboy69

7,257 posts

112 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Andy665 said:
Truly epic and makes you proud to be British

Why the hell aren't Andy Green and Richard Noble knighted
Easy answer to that question - they dont play football, they are not called Alex Ferguson (services to football? blah blah blah. the usual bks) & they are not corrupt whereby paying out millions of pounds to this charity, that charity, this political party etc etc.

Richard Noble should have been knighted years ago. As for Andy Green - his knighthood should come once he has set the record.

The firing of the motor was epic - i missed it but saw Andy Greens presentation afterwards. He was superb.

yorkieboy

1,820 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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How can I post a video from facebook?

Matt p

526 posts

133 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Loving the response I'm guessing somewhere from here put up on the YouTube link biggrin

Really have to marvel at the engineering that has gone into the rocket, moments like this make me proud to be English smile


Dog Star

8,375 posts

93 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Indeed - the stuff that Richard Noble has done for British engineering prestige - and our pride. I don't get it either.

I despise the cult of celebrity so the only famous person I have ever met and cared about meeting is Richard Noble at Silverstone in the car park about 14 years ago, I think. He was with his wife who thought my interception of him was very funny - I got my photo taken with him shaking my hand - its on my office wall. biggrin

A top bloke who makes me proud to be British.

On a PH note they were in an old F reg Volvo estate.

Killer2005

16,724 posts

153 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Zumbruk said:
Further thanks thumbup

GrahamF430

325 posts

89 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Andy665 said:
Truly epic and makes you proud to be British

Why the hell aren't Andy Green and Richard Noble knighted
Well, it's hardly rocket science. Oh,...wait....