Engineering Director Mark Chapman explains the hidden engineering behind BLOOD
The BLOODHOUND Monocoque has been to the 3M Paintshop to get its coat of AkzoNobel aircraft grade paint.
‘Data is key to pushing the boundaries – work out what you need and build it in from the start’. That was the advice we got from former NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong when he visited the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre back in 2010. This was very much our plan, but it was great to hear it confirmed by the first man to walk on the Moon. The reality seemed a long way off at the time, but suddenly it’s here and we’re building the sensors into BLOODHOUND SSC.
Global interest in Project BLOODHOUND continues to grow. I’ve spent a fair bit of the last month overseas, promoting the world’s first 1000 mph Car, together with BLOODHOUND’s science and technology education programme.
Bloodhound SSC Vehicle Technical Specification: configuration 11, June 2012
Adapted from an article by Ben Evans and Mark Chapman