Conor La Grue
Otherwise known as the ‘goats head’. This is made up of four huge five-axis machinings that are made from 7075 forgings (7075 being the specific alloy and forged parts being used for greatest strength and therefore control of residual stresses). We spent many weeks searching for these and in the end thyssenkrupp Materials came up trumps, finding what we needed in just the right size! This was great news as a bespoke mill run for this material could easily have added six months to the project. The team at the AMRC in Sheffield have machined these parts on two new CNC machines and done a simply stunning job.
Milestone communications technology in place for 1 600 km/h Land Speed Record attempt
This month marked a significant milestone in the development of The BLOODHOUND Project, the global education initiative focused around a 1000 mph (1 600 km/h) Land Speed Record attempt: the completion of the desert towers which will beam video and data from the car to the outside world.
Cisco Bloodhound TV visited product sponsor Otto Fuchs in Germany to see the first stage of the 1000mph wheels being forged from aluminium
There has been lots of fantastic work done at Bloodhound SSC Sponsor URT Group Ltd over the last few months and the carbon composite monocoque has now been manufactured. Here is the story and pictures of how this was done.
BLOODHOUND SSC's Sponsorship lead and supply chain manager Conor La Grue visited Hampson Aerospace in Wigan last week to see for himself the progress being made on making parts for BLOODHOUND.
Here we see a few pictures of the inner sill being welded together, and the lower rear chassis coming together on the assembly fixture.
Some great work from the team at Hampsons. The lower rear chassis is really starting to take shape!
It’s a few weeks now since we revealed BLOODHOUND SSC to a global audience at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf.
The media response on the Thursday (24th September) was truly stunning! It kicked off on BBC Breakfast TV and culminated in the record attempt date being announced live on the 6 O’Clock News, which in live news PR terms is the top of Everest!
It’s a pretty good feeling to see all those parts come together for the first time as we do a ‘dry build’ of BLOODHOUND
With BLOODHOUND’s rear uprights now in hand, the last large parts of the rear suspension which link to these stunning uprights are about to ship to the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre.
“Watching paint dry? It’s far more exciting when it’s a supersonic car!”
It’s almost the end of April, the Easter disruption has cleared and we’re now making the final push to complete all the components and support equipment needed to get BLOODHOUND SSC on its wheels and on the ground.