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The Wild Scallion on 07 Dec 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46480342

How every disappointing after all that.

 TWS

Oceanrower - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Shame!

Fruitbat on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I'm sure it was a good few weeks back that I read about this being cancelled, strange the BBC are just reporting it now. 

wercat on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Impressive hardware, very disappointing.

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/raf-get-bloodhound-missiles

(ps Airfix did a nice kit in the 60s!)

Steve Perry - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

 Bummer! 

I got my name on the tail fin as a gift from work years ago, that's what jinxed it!

The Lemming - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Steve Perry:

I think the 25 Mil cash needed jinxed it

 

The Wild Scallion on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Fruitbat:

> I'm sure it was a good few weeks back that I read about this being cancelled, strange the BBC are just reporting it now. 

Finger on the pulse at the BBC .  

The Wild Scallion on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Lemming:

> I think the 25 Mil cash needed jinxed it

And who needs to go anywhere at 1000 mph ? 

Still a shame.  A lot if work went into that for people involved.  

 

The Wild Scallion on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Steve Perry:

>  Bummer! 

> I got my name on the tail fin as a gift from work years ago, that's what jinxed it!

That's a real shitter .  Almost like buying a plot on the moon only for it to be blown up. 

Dr.S at work - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I think they ran into problems a few weeks ago, and now have decided they cannot carry on, hence the two reports.

 

shame.

Steve Perry - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

> That's a real shitter .  Almost like buying a plot on the moon only for it to be blown up. 

But much worse for mankind 

Toccata on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

In the current dismally pessimistic environment raising cash on goodwill is challenging. 25 years of collecting for Macmillan and this year has been tough. It’s as if people were worried something bad is going to happen.

Deadeye - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Steve Perry:

> But much worse for mankind 


Really?

John Stainforth - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

But we don't know the full story. A car designed for 1000 mph achieved 200 mph in 2017. What has it done in the year since? Perhaps the potential investors judged that the design was not up to spec. 

FactorXXX - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Steve Perry:

>  Bummer! 
> I got my name on the tail fin as a gift from work years ago, that's what jinxed it!

Putting 'Ben Dover' on it was bound to cause a cock up!

 

Steve Perry - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to FactorXXX:

You porn specialist

spenser - on 09 Dec 2018
In reply to John Stainforth:

I think the 2017 test was never intended to achieve greater than this, they were testing at Newquay Airport which is far too short for it to get fully up to speed, it was merely intended to test that things were behaving as predicted and to validate that the modelling for the sub-sonic aerodynamic simulations was correct.

Personally I think it's a shame that the project has folded, however I suspect there are quite a few people who considered taking up engineering as a profession as a result of seeing someone doing some bloody brilliant engineering seemingly for the hell of it! I look forward to the next bunch of mad men who wish to do something of this ilk, I would be seriously tempted to try and join them.

John Stainforth - on 09 Dec 2018
In reply to spenser:

Well, of course it's a great pity. I've followed very closely the Thrust program, particularly Thrust2, ThrustSSC, and have a great admiration for those involved, particularly Andy Green and Richard Noble. Their machines which achieved 633 and 763 mph looked mean and (just) up to their designed tasks, whereas the latest Thrust does not look convincing. 

profitofdoom on 09 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

> And who needs to go anywhere at 1000 mph ? 

Me: [1] to get round the whole M25 at 3 AM in 8 minutes. [2] To get from London to Capel Curig in 15 minutes

LastBoyScout on 10 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Very disappointed.

I went to see it, or, at least, a scale model of it, and a presentation at Arborfield a couple of years ago - I got the impression then that they were pretty confident with the project, given the amount of work they'd done in South Africa. The presenter was saying how much painstaking effort had been going on in preparation for moving there, including removing some 35 tonnes (or something) of stones and gravel, by hand, to build a track for the attempts.

It did seem rather premature to me, given they weren't planning on going there for another couple of years, but I guess if there was a problem, they'd've needed the time to find somewhere else.

cb294 - on 10 Dec 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Never mind the fascinating technology, aiming for a land speed record for turbine and rocket propelled vehicles is a rather anachronistic and backward facing. Give me something like the solar race across Australia or, if it has to be high speed racing, Formula E any time. 

Not sad to see this fail.

CB

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