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    Thread: Holy AWESOME - Bloodhound SSC inside

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      10-03-2012 01:52 PM #26
      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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      10-03-2012 01:58 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Shooting from the hip only gets you so far though....

      As far as tires....Thrust SSC had solid aluminum wheels....I am assuming Bloodhound will do the same...
      Meaning just metal, no rubber at all? Interesting.

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      10-03-2012 02:04 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Meaning just metal, no rubber at all? Interesting.
      Yup. You gotta realize the wheels are subjected to a huge amount of centrifugal force and friction. Think about the rotational speed of the wheels at 1000mph. No tire on Earth could handle that. A solid chuck of metal is the only thing that can withstand those forces and not melt due to heat generated from the frictional forces.
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      10-03-2012 02:27 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
      Yup. You gotta realize the wheels are subjected to a huge amount of centrifugal force and friction. Think about the rotational speed of the wheels at 1000mph. No tire on Earth could handle that. A solid chuck of metal is the only thing that can withstand those forces and not melt due to heat generated from the frictional forces.
      Yeah I mean I kind of figured it wouldn't be rubber, but thought maybe there was another material covering the metal they'd use instead(dunno, kevlar or something??) Interesting though, thanks

      Isn't aluminum very malleable though? I suppose at the salt flats it wouldn't be an issue since there's not much risk of running over anything. I wonder how it behaves at those speeds/temperatures.

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      10-03-2012 03:09 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by GLgod View Post
      It's all HP and no torque!
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      10-03-2012 03:24 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by GLgod View Post
      It's all HP and no torque!
      vtec yo

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      10-03-2012 03:51 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      vtec yo
      when the second stage kicks in...it will be almost as epic as normal vtec.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      10-03-2012 04:03 PM #33
      thats gotta sound nuts, a jet engine, a rocket, and a cosworth engine

      one huge fireball if something goes wrong

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      10-03-2012 04:24 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      What does this thing use for tires?
      Probably something like billet titanium wheels; no rubber involved.

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      10-03-2012 05:11 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by AdrockMK2 View Post
      "a shoestring project run by Waldo Stakes, a general contractor from California who is aiming to hit 2,000 mph with a vehicle he is working on called Sonic Wind, which is built around the engine from the X-15 experimental plane that hit 4,159 mph in 1967."

      ...2000! Ya, sure Waldo.
      Yeah I'm not sure he understands how this works. Based on this table of the X-15's fastest flights it appears they were all set at 100,000 feet or so. The atmosphere is about 1% as dense at that altitude as it is at sea level. Granted, the salt flats are going to have something like 87% of sea level density due to the elevation there but that's still 87 times as much air mass to punch through the X-15 had to deal with on its record setting flights.

      We're actually getting pretty close to the land speed records closing in on the maximum low-altitude flight record, set by a privately owned F-104 Starfighter at 988mph in October of 1977. If these 1000mph land records turn out then we'll have an odd situation where the fastest land vehicle is faster than the fastest aircraft ever flow at low altitude for an FAI record.

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      10-03-2012 05:15 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Yeah I mean I kind of figured it wouldn't be rubber, but thought maybe there was another material covering the metal they'd use instead(dunno, kevlar or something??) Interesting though, thanks

      Isn't aluminum very malleable though? I suppose at the salt flats it wouldn't be an issue since there's not much risk of running over anything. I wonder how it behaves at those speeds/temperatures.
      Wheel specs are here: http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project/car/wheels

      The high speed wheels will be forged from solid aluminium, using low-risk techniques and materials that have worked well in the past

      Each wheel weighs 95 kilogrammes, will spin at over 10 000 RPM and will be subject to a force of 50 000 ‘G’ at the wheel rim..

      The wheels are fairly straightforward ...but nothing is simple when you’re planning to do 1000 mph!

      No exotic alloy. Just billet aluminum, probably a very high grade type.
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      10-03-2012 05:17 PM #37
      More info about the wheels:

      http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/wheel-story-so-far

      Check out the different profiles they proposed to use. And the brake they plan to use is nuts.
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      10-03-2012 07:08 PM #38
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      THAT motor is known to have issues....XLR 11 motor can be a bit "explosive", 5:40 mark

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      10-03-2012 07:12 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
      More info about the wheels:

      http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/wheel-story-so-far

      Check out the different profiles they proposed to use. And the brake they plan to use is nuts.
      120mm aluminum wheel. "it'll be like driving a road car on ice" AT 1000mph!
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      10-03-2012 10:12 PM #40
      I would have thought aluminium to be too soft for such high speeds...

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      10-04-2012 05:28 AM #41
      I couldn't focus on the car due to the sheer lenght of the scientists moustache.
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