The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 pm


@BBP team: After your experience from restoring and operating Bluebird, what do you think how much it would cost to build a Bluebird 2.0 WWSR contender and how long would that take? I mean, just in case there a several 25m floating around, it would give inverstors an option... :D
We have often discussed this and we could build a boat to do the job in no time flat if someone put 25 million on the table. Or even a bit less. We have engines, expertise and friends in all the right places. No problem.
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Post by ted.walsh » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:46 pm

i'Am a waitin.... :D

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Post by pmw1985 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:22 am

25 Million is not a lot compared to F1 where Mercedes & Ferrari spend 250 million each every year. hopefully we will see someone like richard branson step in or tell Mrs May not to pay europe 30 billion and fund British projects instead

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Post by ace_chris » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 am

But the trouble is this is essentially a one off record where by the f1 teams compete year after year for sponsorship and prize money. In terms of Brexit, if we were staying in the project would not have run out of money. So hate to be negative but looks like it is the end of the road for it, such a shame.

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Post by mark-f » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:31 am

Totally agree with the comments above. Once M'rs Mogg, Johnson & their bonkers mates have had their way, cash is going to be very, very tight for a long, long time.

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Post by longarmedgibbon » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm

Could the BBP take over the quicksilver ?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Only as Ken's original four point design to prove it was valid, which l believe it was, but yes...
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Post by JfromJAGs » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Concerning design I can only recommend to build a 1/10 to 1/6 scale RC model first and see how this behaves and to what speeds it can be run safely, before investing millions into the real thing. With todays electric batteries and fans - or in case you want it even more realistic with a micro turbine - the basic decissions can be made at a fraction of the cost and without risking someones life.

Does anyone know if there exists such models of either Quicksilver or Dave Warbys Spirit II? To be honest, I'd sh**t my pants trying to run a 1/10 scale model of either at a scale speed of aprox 100mph.

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Post by longarmedgibbon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:59 pm

My dad ernie lazenby and i were only discussing he build a 1/6 th turbine quicksilver the other day. He is thinking of doing both quicksilver and warbys boat

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Post by JfromJAGs » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm

How fast did you run the K7 model so far? The model is so nice, you probably don't want to risk it by pushing it to the scale speed limit.

I was more thinking about test models for the aerodynamics and the behaviour of the craft. So not so much about building them to look like miniatures, but to resemble the relevant proportions.

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