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SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Burgerman » 15 Oct 2018, 18:47

Seems top heavy, and very much overpriced, but yes it will.
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby foghornleghorn » 19 Oct 2018, 19:08

That extra £25 million they say is needed will just be the start. It's taken too long to not get far and the list of people who would throw money at it must be very short by now.
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Burgerman » 19 Oct 2018, 20:35

Does seem rather expensive. I feel sure I could easily beat that with a couple of scrapped jet fighters and some alloy rims that dont throw apart. For under 2 million inc travel.

An old scrapped Phantom F4 with better wheels, and wings trimmed to about 6 feet span, a few 3 axis solid state gyros making sure the flight controls are keeping it straight and no taking off... A RC test run, then sit a human in it. What can go wrong? :cussing
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Burgerman » 07 Dec 2018, 13:20

Postby Burgerman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Seems top heavy, and very much overpriced, but yes it will.


Predictably its so overpriced that its about to be scrapped.
That was just a typical over engineered overpriced job for the boys over the last decade. It could be done for 10x less.
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Scooterman » 07 Dec 2018, 18:34

Personally I couldn't see the point of it.

Thrust2 yes! Broke the land speed record.

ThrustSSC yes! Broke sound barrier.

1000mph what's the milestone?

The target could just as easily be 1000kmh?

or Mach 2 even?

I suppose they learnt a lot developing it that can be used in other applications.

They needed you on the team BM.
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Postby Burgerman » 07 Dec 2018, 20:20

I would have strapped some volunteer in years ago and fired it. What can go wrong?
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Postby steves1977uk » 10 Dec 2018, 21:14

I've actually seen the ThrustSSC in '96/97 during my college years in Hampshire. Was very interesting! :thumbup:

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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby popschief » 11 Dec 2018, 18:18

steves1977uk wrote:I've actually seen the ThrustSSC in '96/97 during my college years in Hampshire. Was very interesting! :thumbup:

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Standing 1 mile from it as it went by there wasn't much of a pop.
They must have been sending the noise upward with good aerodynamics.
My hero during the event was a chap named Jeremy Davey who ran the internet transmission
from his small shack on the playa. I told his the fast car guys were trying for the speed of sound
but he was running things at the speed of Light.

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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Scooterman » 17 Dec 2018, 15:13

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Postby foghornleghorn » 17 Dec 2018, 19:39

Seems to have found a buyer quite quickly considering what it is.

My expectation is it will be up for sale again at the end of next year having burnt through a load more money and not yet got to half the target speed.
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Burgerman » 17 Dec 2018, 20:06

I think it will do its target. But its a massively heavy, and even more massively overpriced thing. Its costing around 100 x more than similar record breaking cars. Some ex drag racer like sammy miller would take a couple of ex nasa rocket engines, an old funny car dragster and just nailed it for about 10k all in.

That guy took the worlds fastest drag car and just bolted skis on where the wheels used to go, and fired it UP a glacier to become the fastest man on ice too... On a whim. Cos he has large testicles.

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250mph in 1.6 seconds. Went much faster later on in the vanishing point. But if it reaches 250mph in 1.6 secs, then thats about 500mph in 3.2, or if you allow for drag maybe 0 secs to 1000mph. Makes that record car look a bit broke.
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Mechniki » 15 Jan 2019, 21:02

"SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?"
probably NOT
Maybe 710
Too light, not enough inertia maybe with a cargo plane's RATO - but to set a record they need 2 runs
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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Lord Chatterley » 16 Jan 2019, 00:42

Mechniki wrote:"SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?"


Parts of it might.

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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby foghornleghorn » 21 Mar 2019, 18:13

Fresh coat of paint and it's now branded as Bloodhound LSR http://www.bloodhoundlsr.com/

Hopefully they actually drive it before it runs out of money and is on autotrader again.

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Re: SSC - What do you reckon, will it hit 1000mph?

Postby Burgerman » 21 Mar 2019, 18:58

Theres a whole bunch of lunatic drag racers at santa pod raceway that would build that in a month for 20k. And be testing it in 2.
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