Bloodhound SSC Thread As Requested.....

Bloodhound SSC Thread As Requested.....

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IN51GHT

Original Poster:

8,169 posts

149 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Blib said:
You HAVE to start a thread on Bloodhound. I have spoken. Make it so.
Now what to do in here.....

IN51GHT

Original Poster:

8,169 posts

149 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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I'll start with some pictures that have been posted before.....






























Blib

34,700 posts

136 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Excellent stuff. And one day we'll be celebrating Bloodhound's 1,000 mph runs on here!

benjj

6,761 posts

102 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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I am tumescent with excitement about this. It warms the heart to see you chaps doing what Britain does best: mental engineering and speed smile

Martin_Hx

3,716 posts

137 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Love that first picture !
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ikarl

3,621 posts

138 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Awesome. Keep it up!

GreatGranny

6,866 posts

165 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Excellent pictures.

The quality of the components is staggering!

Superb and keep this updated please :-)

My favourite.





CampDavid

9,112 posts

137 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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If I were idiotic enough to say "yeah, sure" when deranged mentalist (and all round superb chap) Richard Noble says "fancy doing 1000mph on the ground" I would be comforted to see that the good people designing and building the thing were lashing it together correctly.

The engineering in that looks utterly sublime.

krallicious

4,237 posts

144 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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I miss Materials Eng frown

Voldemort

3,702 posts

217 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?

Blib

34,700 posts

136 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Why?
Because.

IN51GHT

Original Poster:

8,169 posts

149 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Why?
Dear me old chap, that's not very British is it?

It's for the children, no seriously, it is - http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/education

CrutyRammers

9,273 posts

137 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
Way to crash the party, dude.
In 11 billion years the sun will consume the earth and everything that has ever happened here will be gone. Nothing you think that matters will remain. So why anything?

amancalledrob

1,239 posts

73 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
The fact you have to ask suggests to me that you've not looked for any answers for yourself - which are both convincing and easy to find

chrisw666

22,655 posts

138 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
Why did men stop living in caves?

Why did man learn to build machines that could fly?

Why did someone invent rail travel, the internal combustion engine, the internet?

None of it is needed and the development of any new technology isn't essential but we are a race of people who love to try new things and people who ask why at things don't deserve to benefit from the lessons learned brave/stupid/rich or whatever you want to call them who have taken on the unknown just because.

Tyre Tread

9,048 posts

155 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
Please just do us all a favour. Hand in your man card and PH points and leave NOW!

If it wasn't for pioneers we would still live in caves.

This project is pushing boundaries and people are learning from it.

It’s exciting, It’s dangerous and it’s inspiring!


Engineer1

10,486 posts

148 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort.

The answer is simple, because we can try.

There will probably be fringe benefits but they won't be obvious for a few years after.

ecurie

382 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
Why do you own an Elise and a Cayman ?
Struggling to see any benefit in this ...
They might be cars but they bring nothing new to the game. Any knowledge they might bring has already been learnt in F1.
Of course it's going to be magnificently build (at least the Porsche)but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing thousands of quid up the wall. Why ?


jonstable

1,748 posts

152 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Good man, will definitely be keeping an eye (or two) on this thread!

Gaspowered

285 posts

104 months

Friday 22nd November 2013
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Voldemort said:
Struggling to see any benefit in this...
Obviously it is not a car and has nothing to do with cars. Surely any knowledge/experience that it might bring has already been learnt from supersonic jet development? Do they really need to break a record they already hold?
Of course it's going to be magnificently built but it's a folly at best and at worst just pissing millions of quid up the wall. Why?
Why? Because it's there.