The Bloodhound Project Roland Dennison

Roland Dennison

Engineering Lead - Structures

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Week 2 - Newquay Run Report

Sunday, 8 October, 2017 - 20:00

Friday 6th October concludes the BLOODHOUND Team’s first week of dynamic testing with the EJ200 jet engine powered car on the taxiway at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Dynamic testing followed last week’s static tests which saw the car tied to a ring fixed in the ground while the EJ200 jet engine was bought up to max reheat.

The Team are following their rigorous set of run profiles that see the car build speed safely, incrementally, culminating with high-speed trials on the 26th October.

AMAD Gearbox Install

Monday, 22 September, 2014 - 09:59

The BLOODHOUND build Team have trial fitted the Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive gearbox. This not only starts the EJ200 jet engine, once running, it also generates vital AC, DC and hydraulic power for the car's various systems.


Picture credit: Stefan Marjoram

Air is blown in here to start the EJ200