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      06-16-2012 08:45 AM #1
      I just stumbled upon this while reading the Guardian.

      The next land speed record car will aim for 1000 MPH, will be powered by a Eurofighter jet engine, coupled with a rocket, fuel for which will be supplied using a pump driven by a Cosworth Formula 1 engine!!!

      Video here:
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/vi...0mph-car-video

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      06-16-2012 09:02 AM #2
      Yeah its quite a thing when it needs 800hp just to drive the fuel pump

      If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      06-16-2012 09:10 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Yeah its quite a thing when it needs 800hp just to drive the fuel pump

      If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph
      Fuel consumption astronomical.

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      06-16-2012 11:23 AM #4
      wow thats amazing! good posting here

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      06-16-2012 11:29 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by corrago View Post
      Fuel consumption astronomical.
      Yeah it's bad when your Fuel pump uses ~40 gallons per hour (F1 cars 3mpg @ 120 mph average = 1 gallon every 90 seconds)
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      06-16-2012 11:32 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Yeah it's bad when your Fuel pump uses ~40 gallons per hour (F1 cars 3mpg @ 120 mph average = 1 gallon every 90 seconds)
      f*ck...
      It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.
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      06-16-2012 11:57 AM #7
      can't someone just strap a solid rocket booster to a roller skate? Sure, stopping the thing might prove a bit difficult, but it'll run out of fuel eventually!

      Last edited by elementpb; 06-16-2012 at 12:00 PM.

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      06-16-2012 01:18 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      f*ck...
      It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.
      One ton of rocket fuel in 17 seconds
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      06-16-2012 01:41 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      f*ck...
      It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.
      My math says 19 gallons/sec.
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      10-03-2012 02:52 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph
      I'm pretty sure that rocket science is only as good as the scientist's mustache... I think that's the Bernoulli Principle... don't quote me on that.

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