The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by lsrdatabase » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi All,

If you had been at the BH SSC presentation on Sunday, held at the Coventry Motor Museum I think you would all be thinking as I do, that it's got to be JOR. Daniel their Rocket Man, gave all the various reasons for each. Then he expained how their thinking had changed as the weight distribution altered with the weight of the Rocket increased.

Wait and see folks, they know what their doing!

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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by ace_chris » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:35 pm

Breaking news on the Bloodhound SSC website...The full sized rocket motor performed perfectly durring tests on Saturday 17th October in the Mojavi Dessert! Come on the Bloodhound! And, sorry that this is off topic too, but congratulations to Jenson Button after yesterdays performance in Brazil :D :D :D Chris

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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by ace_chris » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:58 pm

Havent seen which way around they are being mounted, but I think the hot end will be pointing towards the back of the car...! HeHe :lol: :lol:

Good on Jenson, he drove like a demon yesterday. What a great feeling watching the Brawn 'underdogs' achieve what they did yesterday. I think DC will be looking down with an approving smile and a wink - "Large brandy waiting for you at the bar old boy..." Chris

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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by malcolm uk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:58 pm

My undertsanding is that Bloodhound will follow Richard Brown & Sammy Miller and go to jet over rocket in the finalised design.

Having seen the rocket firing how would you like to manhandle the 'spent' casing after a run, from the top of the chassis over a very warm jet engine?

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Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 am

Pah! It's only a horizontal firework. Did you know that Virgin Galactic are only about eight weeks from unveiling their spaceship? Now that's proper boys-own adventure stuff.
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by jonwrightk7 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:45 pm

blimey! thats going to launch him at the horizon in a rather big way me thinks!!! :shock:
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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by lsrdatabase » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:04 am

Hi All,

Having just returned from Beaulieu, where this evening Richard gave the latest of his ‘TALKS’ on the L.S.R. I can now confirm what I suggested some time ago that, ‘BloodhoundSSC will have the Rocket BELOW the Jet engine.

Due to the increase of weight during the development of the Rocket, it now makes better sense to reverse the design, and put the Rocket below the Jet engine. This keeps the C.O.G. as low as possible.

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by ace_chris » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:08 pm

That thing sure looks scary! Would be great if North American Eagle broke the SSC record first and then Bloodhound topped it, to add some variety.

I guess it must be a similar situation to the existing Water Speed Record, it would be great if someone, anyone! gets to break it before Ken and son take it back across the Pond! Chris

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by ace_chris » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:25 pm

'citing stuff that! The cockpit looks pretty cool too. Chris

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Re: Noble/Bloodhound SSC/Rocket Science

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:53 am

It looks absolutely amazing and the best bit is that it's called the Bloodhound 'Diary' and not 'blog', which we all know is not a word in the English language.
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