gpolit.com
gpolit.com November 21, 2017


Bloodhound supersonic vehicle on display during test

28 October 2017, 12:48 | Kenneth Drake

Image Wing Commander Andy Green set the current world record and is back hoping to break it. Pic Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SSC with Wing Commander Andy Green in the driving seat. Pic Bloodhound SSC

The latest British attempt to tackle the world land speed record has undergone its first public tests. See PA story TRANSPORT Bloodhound.

More than 3,000 spectators saw it accelerate from 0-200mph in 8sec.

Today's trails are testing the car's steering, brakes, suspension, and data systems.

The team behind the vehicle say it is a combination of a fighter jet, a Formula One auto and a spaceship. The "Bloodhound Supersonic Car", which is fitted with a Eurofighter jet engine has been in development for nine years.

But that test, planned for a dry lake bed in South Africa, won't happen until at least 2020 - though the Bloodhound team said today's dry run gave them confidence that the auto could eventually achieve the goal.

'Last year alone we directly engaged with over 100,000 students in the United Kingdom and we have already seen more students take up engineering as result of Project Bloodhound.

In 1997, Andy was the driver for the Thrust SSC team as they set the current record of 763mph.

The engineering behind the Bloodhound SSC is fascinating.

Andy grew up in Hartlepool in the 1970s and went to what is now High Tunstall College of Science.

"I discovered during the initial dynamic tests that to get the auto to 200mph, I would have to take my foot off the throttle at 130mph as it then carries on accelerating for another 2 seconds".

This morning at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall, the auto will undergo 200mph trials.

It also aims to inspire the next generation of engineers by visiting schools nationwide.

Wing Commander Andy Green checks the vehicle before his run. Two back to back runs, the longest runs we've done, the highest speeds we've done, the most energy going into the brakes. "I discovered during the initial dynamic tests that to get the auto to 200mph, I would have to take my foot off the throttle at 130mph as it then carries on accelerating for another two seconds". "I'm designed for supersonic speed, but this I can do easily".



Other News

Trending Now

Porsche 911 Carrera T is a lightweight touring distillation
The nameplate - which stands for "touring" and not "turbo" - is a tribute to the original 911 T introduced in 1968 . Porsche claims a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec for the manual, 4.2sec if you order the dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to your phone in November
If it is anything like Fire Emblem Heroes , Pocket Camp will only improve in the weeks and months following its release. If you add someone to your friends list in the game you can return to visit them any time, no player ID required again.

Microsoft's profit beats estimates on gains from cloud services
Surface revenue by itself was up 12% from a year ago, which is good news for Microsoft following a dip in the previous quarter . Year-to-date, MSFT has gained 29.21%, versus a 16.08% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

Grambling State University to hold class after two shot and killed overnight
We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, watch who they hang out with, and watch who's around at all times. Sutton called the deadly shooting a "horrible tragedy" and "nothing that anybody would've ever wanted to have happened".

Jesse Lingard strikes twice as Man United see off Swansea City
Jesse Lingard scored for Manchester United tonight - but followed it up with an absolutely brutal dance. I would say Scott, probably, very well because he was really comfortable and strong in midfield.

Tesla Building Electric Car Factory In China
According to the news report , Tesla would likely still face 25 percent import duties on its factory-produced cars sold in China . China typically requires global companies operating in its territory to form a joint venture with a local manufacturer.

Microsoft's Kinect is officially dead as manufacturing comes to an end
This isn't surprising since there weren't a lot of games that utilized the technology in recent years. It was also capable of detecting and recognizing faces using depth-sensing 3D sensors for the camera.

Cristiano Ronaldo praises Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke
SAFA confirmed how Masuluke's goal did against some of the stars from big clubs from around the world. The third nominee, Venezuela's Deyna Castellanos, got 20.47%.

Steelers' Martavis Bryant Wants Out: "Ya'll Can Have JuJu"
But we have, he's done a lot in the period of time that he's been here in terms of improving, not only as a player but as a man. "I just want to be happy, whether it's here or it's somewhere else", Bryant told ESPN's Josina Anderson, via Facebook .

Cisco Systems Announced an Agreement to Acquire BroadSoft for $1.9 billion
The total value of the deal is $1.9 billion including debt, and it is expected to be closed during the first quarter of 2018. This includes products such as WebEx, which are installed on devices.