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    Thread: Holy AWESOME - Bloodhound SSC inside

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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

      I sincerely hope somebody said, "whoops" when that happened.
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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!
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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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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