Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 am

In the Speed Record World the 'why?' question is normally dealt with in the same way as a 'when?' question in restoring a blue boat.
Hmm, not quite. The answer to the when question was always that we had no clue as we'd not done one of these before but we always knew why.
But just why slap a ton of batteries into an off the shelf speedboat and take it to what's a modest speed at best? And all that waffle about Williams engineering. Their F1 team is in tatters and their track record with energy efficient propulsion isn't exactly stellar either. All that time they messed with flywheel energy storage then finally had to flog it off at a loss to GKN who, if they've done amazing things with it since, haven't had a lot to say about it.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/new ... o-GKN.html

Yet another case of the emperor having no trousers to go with his new clothes. And as for cycle-boy, all he needs is a more powerful Porsche Cayenne, or whatever it was, with an 8x4 sheet of inch ply strapped to its arse and he can go as fast as he likes.

This bloke is a true hero of mine...

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Malcolm Ops » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 am

Williams Advanced Engineering are the division of the Williams empire that provides the power pack and controllers for the Formula E race series, and will do into the next decade. Not a form of motor racing that I will rush off to watch.

The reporting of any World Record is to show the public what is being achieved in the speed world. The modest speed is still best for the class. The class that the craft ran in was dictated by 'others', hence the hull was taken from another race series and re-purposed. [Or as was said on seeing the craft in action - 're-porpoised'].

There is a faster electric record on the UIM list and so the target in October has to be to go over 100 mph.

Back to two pedal wheels - the vehicle with shielding being used in the USA for a bid at Bonneville has 300mph speed potential without its shield in place!
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am

It's the 'class' part that gets me - it's either the world's fastest battery powered boat, or it isn't.
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by ted.walsh » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm

ummm re-porpoising...very symptomatic of the DAC hull but straight forward enough to drive through with the correct technique....just wait till they get to 135 (snicker🤪)
now who do i know with that sort of thing experience... :ugeek:

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Malcolm Ops » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:42 pm

Mike Bull wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am
It's either the world's fastest battery powered boat, or it isn't.
At this moment in time

it isn't.
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