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 Post subject: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 pm 
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A sad day.

As one of the original (small) investors, I hope the dream is not over. :sad1:

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:48 pm 
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Bloodhound was launched in 2008 as a "vehicle" to get children excited about science and engineering, and to persuade them of the benefits of entering technical careers. This STEM campaign was one of the reasons big engineering firms got involved because they saw the project as a means to promote their apprenticeship schemes.

To date, this "education adventure" has reached over two million children, including 120,000 schoolchildren in the UK each year.

Do it for the children. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:19 pm 
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No one has done a thrust powered land speed run at Bonneville since 1970 AFAIK. Frankly, due to the deteriorating salt, there just isn't enough safe distance anymore. And no one wants to see another Craig Breedlove style incident again. LSR is fun but man is it ever dangerous. I dealt with a crash to our rider back in '11. Basically it was a part that had been used over and over, over many years that suffered structural integrity issues from exposure to salt. It looked fine, but wasn't. It just didn't matter how much Salt Away and Salt Off I used or even tearing down the bike and engine and thoroughly cleaning to the last ball bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:20 pm 
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I wonder if they ever considered getting a hold of a scramjet. Would make for a smaller package with less frontal area.

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:43 pm 
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Update.

If you have a spare 10 minutes, this guy's passion for the project is very refreshing.

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 pm 
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Dusty wrote:
Update.

If you have a spare 10 minutes, this guy's passion for the project is very refreshing.

Good news indeed. I hope there is still a meaningful role for Richard Noble (no mention in the article).
And don't even think about repainting that tail fin, Mr Warhurst, a lot of our names are on there!

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:10 pm 
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So they know they`re running out of money and decide to go bankrupt, owing people money no doubts, wankers . Don`t deserve any more money if they can`t keep an eye on it .


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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:59 pm 
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That's the spirit Col ;) Bit of pollution in your Laverbread this morning?

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 pm 
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So they know they`re running out of money and decide to go bankrupt, owing people money no doubts, wankers . Don`t deserve any more money if they can`t keep an eye on it .



l’ve never understood why such projects consume so much money while apparently standing still or how each year passes while a wheel is hardly turned :?

I suppose we are a long way from the days of a brave enthusiast and another mechanic bolting a spare Liberty aero engine into a stretched car chassis and shipping it to a salt lake somewhere......or on a trailer to Pendine Sands!? :worthy:


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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:58 pm 
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Health & Safety is paramount in these matters mun ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:47 pm 
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Like a lot of shit done these days the amount of money drained out by , probability studies , ancient works and prehistoric burial checks and such shit by fecking accredited wankers and the horse they rode in on. :hehe:


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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:37 pm 
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And don't even think about repainting that tail fin, Mr Warhurst, a lot of our names are on there!

8-)
http://www.bloodhoundlsr.com/bloodhound-lsr-tail-fin-names/

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:44 pm 
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" Racing is the process of turning money into noise."

to quote an old saying :old:

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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bloodhound Project
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:06 am 
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[quote="Nutah"]" Racing is the process of turning money into noise."

Next Saturday hopefully :yup:

Shameless thread hijack :oooops: ;)

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