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Postby Mark » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:21 am

Good news if you’re following the Bloodhound project. She is scheduled for high speed test runs in S. Africa in Oct.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-enviro ... 8BvENqfCZs

There is also American and an Australian project currently underway. Exciting times!
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby Morris » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:17 pm

800 MPH !! - can't even have a fastener or screw loose at that speed - it would be catastrophic :o
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby wingnut2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:14 pm

I have seen this on the TV but I wonder why it is not "run" on the Bonneville Salt Flats USA :think:
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Postby casper » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Brave men :o good luck to all who take part
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby Mark » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:58 am

I think the Bonneville Salt Flats are now is quite poor condition. I saw something about funds being allocated for their restoration a little while ago.
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Postby wingnut2 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:07 pm

Lets hope there is going to be a documentary :pray: :) or could there be another way to view the event :think:
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 pm

Done a bit of "digging around" found this "clip" ….. https://news.sky.com/story/bloodhound-s ... r-11760054
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby Mark » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 am

Their high speed testing seems to be going well. 500+ mph!
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby casper » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:36 am

Mark wrote:I think the Bonneville Salt Flats are now is quite poor condition. I saw something about funds being allocated for their restoration a little while ago.

Incredible :o overheating problem, I'm not surprised at that pace wow
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Re: Bloodhound land speed record

Postby Mark » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:58 pm

628mph, and they’ve finished their testing. Now we have a 12 to 18 month wait before the record attempt.

Fantastic achievement already. Makes you proud to be British!
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Postby casper » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:20 pm

absolutely amazing and these are just practice runs are they :think: do these not officials count Mark
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