Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Post by Malcolm Ops » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:10 pm

The Jaguar Vector boat had a specific record to beat which was achieved by a circuit style boat. There is not much that can be done to the design of an outboard, whatever the 'power head' used. Their major advantage was that the area behind the cockpit could be kept covered to prevent (as far as practicable) anyone/everyone seeing the technology of Williams Advanced Engineering - batteries, cooling system and controller.

The pilot of the craft has said the boat will be in action again during Coniston Records Week 2018. This will give them some extra time over the three 8am until 4pm days that they were permitted to run in May. (They were interrupted by mist and a few technical problems).
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 pm

So having raped the planet for enough semi precious metals to make half a ton of batteries they then used most of their power hauling the lot around. Just can't get away with this electric stuff.
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Post by ted.walsh » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:22 pm

does anyone know what it weighed in at? or what it’s rpm’s were?
the picture looks like it’s set up a bit heavy but you never know where in the run the pic was taken or the drivers preference for that matter...

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Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:26 pm

ted.walsh wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:22 pm
does anyone know what it weighed in at? or what it’s rpm’s were?
the picture looks like it’s set up a bit heavy
The team witheld technical details, however the battery pack/controller/coolers etc were described as being 320kg in weight (which would have replaced the fuel tank and pump). There are two electric motors on the 'powerhead', each 295 HP. No mention of rpm, although they did break one 'gearbox' by Wednesday lunchtime.

I feel sure some of the WMBRC members at the bid could provide some more accurate details.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:47 pm

320kg of fuel and pump, eh. That's a hundred gallons of juice or a bloody big pump. What a pointless exercise.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Heard someone did 135mph on a pedal bike at Elvington today.
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Post by Malcolm Ops » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm

Another person from the Campbell clan.

Neil 'Soupy' Campbell rode behind his pace car to a new European speed record on Elvington Airfield. Did two other passes at +134 mph. The record was 127.213 mph set on 1962. Neil is the British. Commonwealth and European speed record holder, with just the World Record to aim for - 166.944 mph.
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Post by Richie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 pm

I beat that in 1989 on my Raleigh Burner !!

Was going down Tanners bank at the time.

Just glad I didn’t switch on the flux capacitor or else I would have ended up in 1955 !
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:04 pm

Watched it on the ITV news. All he needs now is a faster 4x4 with a sheet of plywood on the back to slurp him along faster. Just why?
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Post by Malcolm Ops » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 am

In the Speed Record World the 'why?' question is normally dealt with in the same way as a 'when?' question in restoring a blue boat.

The pacing of a bicycle by a motorbike or car has been taking place on tracks ever since the motorised vehicle was available. Probably as a training device for the rider, then as a form of sport in its own right. The top speed motor pacing, that Neil is tackling, is at the extreme end of the bike world with vehicles and devices to remove the aero drag. Speed on level ground has come back into popularity in the USA and Britain. For a while bikers took to running down speed skiing courses and then sides of volcanos for thrills (and spills). Watch out for a bid on the world best level speed later this year, if the Bonneville salt holds up.
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