Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Post by Black Knight » Sat May 05, 2018 10:33 pm

I went to the launch last Tuesday at Brooklands. Great to finally meet afew people & put names to faces. Talk by the author was great & finally get close up to BABS was a bonus as she was supposed to have left by then.

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Post by mtskull » Mon May 14, 2018 8:29 am

From my long experience with sheds, I can't help feeling that the most significant achievement there was to keep the felt from blowing off the roof once they got over about 50 mph....
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Post by Healey nut » Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 pm

I see a striking resemblance to this automotive design horror story
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 pm

Don't think Adrian Newey was on the shed design team somehow.
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Post by captain sparkle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:45 am

Jaguar Vector Racing breaks maritime electric speed record

Read all about it!
https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht ... ord--37283

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Post by midlife » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:42 am

Thanks for sharing, I’m a bit shocked that they have used what looks to be a stock hull & drive configuration, as they could have created something quite radical, on the other hand I guess that they want to get their foot in the door for any potential changes in F1. Not that I know owt about powerboat racing lol
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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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