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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.

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.

Strain gauges

Monday, 29 September, 2014 - 11:49

Mark Robinson fitting strain gauges to the inside of the carbon composite monocoque. These will tell the engineers how much the chassis is flexing during every single test run. If the data deviates from what is expected, the team will have to work out why before they proceed to the next test.

Picture by Major Oli Morgan