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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

Put this on the ocean and then were talkin

That would change everything. That would be even more of a feat, but it would be something to see.
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I don't think the wheels are the problem. At this speed the stability is not maintained by these.

The problem? No, but at these speeds, almost everything is a problem.
    
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Bloodhound SSC, Bristol UK! My hometown!

I met some of the engineers making this car!
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unless it's highway legal, MEH
Willing to bet no one here has the go-nads to get in a car a go 1,000 MPH. One wrong turn and they'll be scraping you up for miles.
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The problem? No, but at these speeds, almost everything is a problem.

The vehicle is stabilized by the horizontal & vertical stabilizer placed on the back like those you find on any aircraft. The wheels are probably only present to prevent it to touch the ground at lower speed, they don't even control the direction.

That was my point if you missed it.
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Sometimes these threads get weird,don't they?
I doubt the people who designed and plan to run this thing give much of hoot whether anyone thinks this thing has practical implications or not.
It's strictly about being the fastest thing on land period.
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With the way people drive, I am seriously glad this will not be coming to a Chevy dealer near You!

OT: Pretty cool if they pull this off. While the wheels will likely not be involved in steering, I think they are an issue. If the back left wheel has even a slight amount more of rotational friction they will have problems, if one wheel hits any uneven surface you could have problems. Lets say the back left wheel hits a rock or anything and causes a small amount of lift, couldn't that cause this beast to hydroplane ( i know there isn't water) ? Sorta like those super fast jetboats... Ever see those things just lift off and maniacally tumble/shred through the air. I feel like that's what the guy driving/piloting this rig is possibly facing. No thanks wink.gif
 
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Willing to bet no one here has the go-nads to get in a car a go 1,000 MPH. One wrong turn and they'll be scraping you up for miles.

Id agree that most wouldt, but I would love the opportunity.

especially if it was free lol
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post #39 of 44
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Id agree that most wouldt, but I would love the opportunity.
especially if it was free lol
Maybe if I was 80 years old with a week left to live, then I would give it a shot. I'd probably die from a heart attack before even hitting 600MPH, so the crashing part isnt so bad. thumbsupsmiley.png
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Aircraft travel that fast all the time and steer fine

What... not on the ground they don't.

I'm amazed that such a tiny rocket can generate 14,000 lb of thrust. Not exactly economical though.
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