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BLOODHOUND's Plywood Airbrakes

Monday, 26 January, 2015 - 10:45

The BLOODHOUND Build Team have trial fitted temporary plywood air brake doors to ensure the hinges align properly. It's quite tricky because the doors have a double compound curve (they have a 3 dimensional curve). The final doors will be manufactured from carbon fibre, foam and a little steel.

Upper chassis bake

Tuesday, 2 December, 2014 - 11:12

Members of the BLOODHOUND Build Team load the upper chassis into the giant Autoclave at the National Composites Centre. This is a huge pressure cooker that is used to cure the glue that, along with 11,500 aerospace rivets, holds the titanium skin to the aluminium ribs.

BLOODHOUND Grows

Monday, 17 November, 2014 - 14:01

The BLOODHOUND Build Team have almost finished final assembly of upper chassis. Around 12,000 aerospace grade rivets were pulled last week as the team raced to fit and glue the titanium skin in place before the 'best before date' of the glue expires.

EJ200 jet install

Monday, 6 October, 2014 - 17:23

Last week the BLOODHOUND Build Team achieved a significant milestone in the build of the world’s most powerful racing car when they fitted its sate-of-the-art EJ200 jet engine for the first time.