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The RAF's new 1000mph project

Old 29th Mar 2015, 00:00
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The RAF's new 1000mph project

https://www.youtube.com/embed/WA4ICx..._kgNqI3xL48Oxa
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 00:12
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Ha! Typhoon jet engines fitted to cars are last centurys obsolete technology!

If you want to go like a rocket, you fit a rocket motor!!

Here's Nobles and the RAF's nemesis, from down under ...

Aussie Invader

And here's the man behind it - the current Australian speed record holder at 642mph ...

Ross McGlashan
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 01:17
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Did you watch the video?! The Brits have a Typhoon engine AND a rocket! Eat our dirt, Aussie!
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 01:17
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Wow! those guys are all nutters.

I expect the cheapest one will win: -

North American Eagle "using the next generation of technology to break the world LSR"

That'll be a 60 year old F104 with the flying sufaces hacksawed off then

At least that fuselage is proven at 1000mph+, unlike Bloodhound or Aussie Knock-Off 5R (did you see how all his cars look the same as previous record holders, but with a bigger donk shoved in?)

Good luck to all 3 teams -you're all mad.

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Given that the RAF only have an old engine and the driver involved, the success of Bloodhound may well rest in the hands of the REME personnel who are providing a lot of the engineering capability.
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camelspyyder - No, the bloke with the biggest wheelbarrow to wheel his cojones around in, is the one who will win.

They are all simply nutters building missiles and then strapping themselves to them.

A lot of the speed record chasers have died in their pursuit of records - and with 1000mph as the aim today, the risks are higher than ever.

The greatest single problem they all face is finding a satisfactory, billiard-ball surface with the necessary long distances required.
Even the slightest imperfection in the surface can send the vehicle out of control once the speed starts to get over 300 or 400 mph.
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Matelo....just a query...this one has been in the news for years, so where have you been all this time?
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 09:00
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Not entirely sure that it's a Royal Air Force project...

BLOODHOUND SSC

I thought it had British military involvement rather than ownership.
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 09:22
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Chinecap

You're wrong about "RAF involvement is just an old engine and the driver". The REME (I think there are 6 of them) are augmenting 71(IR) Sqn for some of the hands on jobs - RAF Wittering - 71 (IR) Squadron

LJ

Edit: having just looked on the website, it is a 50/50 share RAF/REME from what I can see. http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/r...l-fin-27032015 and http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/r...t-car-27032015

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Old 29th Mar 2015, 09:44
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I think the biggest issue for this amazing engineering attempt, assuming the car stays upright, on the ground and under control, will be doing the turnround; recover the vehicle, return it to the end of the measured track, refuel it, make sure nothing important has fallen off and get it to the other end again in less than than 1 hour. If anyone pulls this off they deserve a round of applause.
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 11:19
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They've got Mr O'Leary as a consultant on that bit........... he'll also make sure the driver doesn't carry any excess baggage without paying for it.....
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They've got Mr O'Leary as a consultant on that bit........... he'll also make sure the driver doesn't carry any excess baggage without paying for it.....
And no seat!

CG
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Shame they couldn't use the original bloodhound and just and 4 wheels to that.....
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 13:33
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RAF personnel have been heavily involved in the last 3 successful LSR attempts. RAF Binbrook's engine bay saved the Thrust 2 project after Noble trashed the only Avon 301 that team had, Thrust SSC had Dead Dog and a few other RAF personnel involved in the build and the Jordan/ Nevada enterprises and it is good to see 71 (IR) involved in the sheetie work for Bloodhound (and others will be involved again with Dead Dog).. I knew it as RSS. Bloodhound is likely to succeed. Aussie Invader III will break Aussie Invaders Aussie record.. NAE adds humour..
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 13:43
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As an aside. In the 90's I was down south with a certain bloodhound driver when he and his Nav walked into a Lineys bar wearing suits & ties.......cue cut off ties.........and an encounter between a drivers nose and some groundcrew teeth........happy days
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Old 29th Mar 2015, 16:08
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The interesting bit, if it survives the first 1000 run, is changing a complete rocket engine pack within that one hour..
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where did the Cpl get them "grey ovies" from? I want a one
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Rolls Royce. Jaguar. Castrol

no doubt the major sponsors who have coughed up big bucks will be surprised to read that this has become "The RAF's" 1000 mph project; while some RAF personnel have certainly leant their valuable help, so have thousands of others and describing it as the RAF's project is a bit misleading
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The track is ready, we've been working on it for the last five years. 320 people picking up stones, by hand. The biggest employer in an area with 98% unemployment. The Bloodhound project has already changed peoples lives for good in the area.
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Very much a civilian project.. A Noble one at that. He may have failed with other projects but his LSR ones have not.
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