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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,558
Sprint ST (02-04)


icon03 Oct 2012 17:17
it appears !!
yipeeee :drink:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=bloodhound+s...

/media/file/99025.aspx

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Spondonsnake
Herefordshire.,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Oct 2012 18:04
Excellent news. :thumbup:
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Bud
Farnborough,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,207
Sprint RS (02-05)


icon03 Oct 2012 18:17
Brilliant stuff showing a gain what we can achieve by applying technology, awesome that the school kids are part of the journey.

Shame the journo's can't get it correct though; incorrect data and captions for pictures wrong; lazy as ever.
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Andy
Newbury,
United Kingdom

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icon04 Oct 2012 11:28
and the point of spending all that money on a vehicle that can't go round corners was ????
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Malcolm
Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,426
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icon04 Oct 2012 12:44
I think it's going to be driven in America Andy, they don't have corners there ...
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Andy
Newbury,
United Kingdom

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icon04 Oct 2012 12:59
ahh I see - In that case I'm looking next installment of Wylie Coyote and his "Acme rocket car" where he finally manages to outsmart that elusive road runner........Beep Beep


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Hi7gktZtDGc/TD...
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Malcolm
Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,426
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icon04 Oct 2012 13:14
:lol:

unfortunately even rocket cars can't go through painted on tunnel entrances ...
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Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,321
Street Triple R


icon04 Oct 2012 13:40
That's the next challenge Mal. :tongueout:
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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,558
Sprint ST (02-04)


icon04 Oct 2012 21:23
Well there is the small but by no means insignificant issue of the STEM initiative in education. Richard Noble (make him President of the UK) is actively promoting this as a major part of the whole Bloodhound SSC project to inspire the next generation of engineers.

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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,558
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icon01 Oct 2017 19:07
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/bloodhound-jet...

Bloodhound, which is fitted with a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon, was started up and taken to maximum reheat - a feat described as a "huge engineering milestone".

"Not only can you see the shock diamonds and hear the deafening noise, you can physically feel the power of the engine as your body shakes."

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----KK----
West SX / London,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Oct 2017 20:05
Seems like a lot of work when you could just pluck one of Kim Jong-un's out of the sea for free.:tongueout:
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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon01 Oct 2017 22:48
Malcolm:
I think it's going to be driven in America Andy, they don't have corners there ...


South Africa I think

been following the project for a while, visited the 'factory' in Bristol earlier in the year, even met Richard Noble!

Was fastest on their simulator too, they offered me a job if Andy Green was ill:tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::smile::smile::smile:




Good luck to the boys, a great way to promote British engineering.
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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

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icon15 Oct 2018 15:03
"The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir...

"The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.

The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors and want to hear from others.

But without the funds the project faces being wound up in the coming weeks. "

:cry:

And all we get for news is stupid royal weddings :frown:

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GDCobra
North West,
United Kingdom

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icon15 Oct 2018 19:54
"But there is a project there that is very much alive and on the cusp of delivering its goal,"

Which is normally about the point things go tits up and cost a lot more then you expected. Can think of better things to do with £25m myself too.
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Andy
Newbury,
United Kingdom

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icon15 Oct 2018 20:33
GDCobra:
"But there is a project there that is very much alive and on the cusp of delivering its goal,"

Which is normally about the point things go tits up and cost a lot more then you expected. Can think of better things to do with £25m myself too.


One last hurdle to overcome though

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-envir...


Sorry - old news it seems :blush:
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BINKIE -AKA Woodie
Upper Bucklebury,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,351
Tiger (07->)


icon16 Oct 2018 10:23
GDCobra:
"But there is a project there that is very much alive and on the cusp of delivering its goal,"

Which is normally about the point things go tits up and cost a lot more then you expected. Can think of better things to do with £25m myself too.


Ditto.... But if they owe £25m, and they have already been sponsored how much MORE has it already cost to get this far?

what a waste.
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,305
America (02->)


icon16 Oct 2018 12:46
I must admit I did not think they owed £25M but that was the figure to take it through to the next stage. If it was not there or sufficiently promised then they had to do what they are doing and shut the company down.
Sad though.
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russ123rocket
Swinetown, Wiltshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 574
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icon16 Oct 2018 19:55
WALOB

Now this is a proper Bloodhound, should have used this;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodhound...)
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Popeye
Plymouth,
United Kingdom

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Sprint ST (02-04)


icon07 Dec 2018 14:11
KAPUT

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-br...

"The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.

The Bristol-based team behind it was aiming to beat the existing land speed world record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

Test runs at Newquay Airport in 2017 saw Bloodhound reach speeds of 200mph (320km/h).

It was set to go for the record-breaking speed in South Africa, where a 18km-long, 1,500m-wide track at Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape has been prepared for it.

The main structure of the vehicle has been built already with "shakedown" tests a year ago working to plan.

But failure to secure the investment forced the firm financing the project into administration. "


This is very very sad and disappointing. And not a great advert for the STEM initiatives and programs.

Surely there is someone who could stump up the final £25m needed to finish it ? When you think how much is wasted on other ludicrous projects.

Bloodhound SSC RIP 62

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Andy Holmes
Leics.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,382
Speed Triple 1050


icon07 Dec 2018 19:32
25m£?

Thats what we give the EU in 16 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not a lot to put Britain on the map, instead for f!$%in BREXIT
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Jay Long
Newbury,
United Kingdom

Posts: 877
Speed Triple 1050


icon17 Dec 2018 19:51
Project saved:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-br...
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Grumpy
dunstable,
United Kingdom

Posts: 138
Daytona T595


icon17 Dec 2018 20:49
Good hope it works
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