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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bloodhound is aiming to break the fastest land vehicle record

Without a carbon fiber plate on the left side, Bloodhound supersonic car was first shown in Canary Wharf, London several weeks ago, as "naked". The contents of the super cars, such as the chassis, engine block, a series of multicolored wires, electronic sensor panel, until the suspension springs, visible.

Bloodhound, super car built by a team of experts provides the Formula 1 racing cars and aviation, is targeted to become the fastest land vehicle. The supersonic car is designed to create a new record with a speed of 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour).
The Bloodhound SSC displayed at London's Canary Wharf on September 24, 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1VCX8bC)
The previous record was printed in 1997 when Andy Green driving Thrust supersonic car in Nevada, USA, with a maximum speed of 1,228 kilometers per hour. Green was the first to successfully drove through the sound barrier.
The £15-million (20 million, $23 million) airplane on four wheels is a jumble of hi-tech that relates as much to aeronautics and aerospace as to the automotive industry. (Picture from: http://read.bi/1Z9SvVI)
Green, a fighter pilot British Royal Air Force, again believed to be the Bloodhound driver. The target to penetrate the speed of 1,600 kilometers per hour will be carried out in 2017. As a dress rehearsal, Green will try Bloodhound reach speeds of 1,287 kilometers per hour on the track dry lake Hakskeen Pan in South Africa in October next year.

The car term may be less appropriate for Bloodhound. It's more like a rocket vehicle designed with a combination of racing car engines and jet aircraft. Bloodhound fitted with Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, the same type used by the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Vehicles over 14 meters it also has a supercharged V8 Jaguar engine and Nammo hybrid rocket normally used the European Space Agency.

Those hybrid engines capable of producing 135 thousand horsepower. Power was able to push Bloodhound reach speeds of 1,600 kilometers per hour in 55 seconds. "The car is finished and the track being prepared," said Bloodhound Project Director, Richard Noble.

According to Green, this time speeding matter is quite difficult. The biggest problem that facing Green while driving Bloodhound is no perfectly flat trajectory. Road along the 19 kilometers with a width of 500 meters which is prepared in a dry lake in South Africa is one that is close to perfect.

"The surface is ideal but will not perfectly flat," Green said in his blog on the BBC, September 14, 2015. "The world is big and like a ball, so it might look flat trajectory which is actually slightly curved."

Hakskeen Pan dry plains real bumpy, cracked, and many small stones. For an ordinary car, such conditions would not be a problem. For Bloodhound, cracks and small stones can lead to disaster.

Different trajectory height of several millimeters can cause problems. In 2012, the Bloodhound team mobilized 300 people to clean the gravel on the track area of ​​9,500 square kilometers.
Another major obstacle is the pressure of Earth's gravity due to sudden acceleration at high speeds. Without physical preparation, changes in pressure in a fast tempo can make the driver fainted.

About the pressure of gravity, Mark Webber, the former Formula One driver has said his body like a squeezed. "The impetus of pressure that could make the chest, hips, and neck as clamped in the seat," he said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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