The BLOODHOUND Team are at Newquay Airport to test the Fuel Systems for the EJ200 Jet Engine - they need to simulate the G forces the jet fuel will face at 1000mph by tilting the lower chassis to an angle of 60 degrees. Find out how they got on in this episode of Cisco BLOODHOUND TV. Find out about the test and the partners involved.
Testing BLOODHOUND's carbon composite air intake to ensure it can handle 1,000mph and 64,000 ltrs of air per second!
On 6th June 2014, the BLOODHOUND Team passed a huge milestone, five years in the making. They successfully completed a spin test of the first of the supersonic machine’s four wheels.
The Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine was designed with one purpose, to sit in a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter plane, it was not designed to be used in a jet car. The jet needs to think it is sitting in a Typhoon and recieving the inputs it would expect from the aircraft. These inputs are the sensor values indicatiing of health the various aircraft systems, whether the aircraft is in flight or on the ground and the pilots controls.
BloodhoundSSC is very honoured to have Rolls-Royce as a sponsor and now proudly displays their logo on the side of the car. Cisco BHTV was at the announcement and there when the EJ200 jet engine was tested with BloodhoundSSC's control system. Engineer Joe Holdsworth explains
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