Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Post by mtskull » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:48 pm

malcolm uk wrote:what news if any from British workshops, garages and basements on projects for 2017?
This little device has been taking shape in the Addingham Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Despite numerous setbacks with earlier versions (mostly involving spitting turbines out of the jetpipe in a stream of white-hot shards), the Mk.5 seen here has made many test runs over the last few weeks. Now that reliability has been achieved and some good baseline data captured, henceforth efforts will focus on modifications aimed at maximising thrust.
So far, using propane fuel, the spectacular figure of 2kg static thrust has been observed and with improvements to the mass flow, conversion to kerosene and the addition of an afterburner, I am confident that it will soon be ready to chase records.
The only problem remaining is, what to power with it? :ugeek:
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Post by Mike Bull » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:52 pm

A new effort has appeared...

https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/
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Post by mtskull » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:43 pm

Mike Bull wrote:A new effort has appeared...

https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/
How impressive: A name, a pilot, a website and someone who once met Gina Campbell.
Wake me up when they have built a boat..... :|
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Post by malcolm uk » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:40 pm

You did forgot the Viper engine and a safety capsule with F16 screen.

It is easy to forget that in the early eighties a project leader showed a few drawings and an Avon jet engine on a stand, all to get his project back on track after rolling the first jet car that was built for him.
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Post by Richie » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Supported by Longbow... that well known firm who helped to build that well known hydroplane that doesn't work...

Best of luck to them
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:04 am

It is easy to forget that in the early eighties a project leader showed a few drawings and an Avon jet engine on a stand, all to get his project back on track after rolling the first jet car that was built for him.
It's equally easy to forget that the early eighties happened over thirty years ago and in this day and age a very much higher standard is expected from potential sponsors.

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Post by mtskull » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:01 am

malcolm uk wrote:You did forgot the Viper engine and a safety capsule with F16 screen.
A buck and an F16 screen don't add up to a UIM-compliant safety capsule.
As for a Viper engine, there's one on eBay now. Ready made Water Speed Record project for £2995, anyone? Just add a website and you're away...
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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:05 am

mtskull wrote:Just add a website and you're away...
I personally wouldn't touch an outright world water speed record attempt with a barge pole- it's just not my thing- but if someone is inspired and wants to have a go that's great; but it has to be the right someone... :?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:15 am

I'm not a huge fan of the Viper engine. It doesn't quite know what to be. Conceived as a throwaway drone engine it doesn't really fit anywhere into the R-R stable and has a weird, hybrid fuel system that's part R-R and part Lucas. We had to learn the Viper fuel system a few months back to get one going properly so it's familiar territory.
The 600 series is a better engine but not too many of those around. There's a lot of mag-thorium on them too.
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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:46 am

Rosco is having some bother-
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