Bloodhound smashed 600mph target speed

Bloodhound LSR completed high speed testing with V Max 628mph / 1010kmh in just 50 seconds.

A successful 628 mph (1010 km/h) run and chute deployment. This run completes all of the HST objectives.



Bloodhound smashed 600mph target speed

  • Track 3, Km 0.2.
  • 25C, 921 mb, sunny. Wind 1 o/c 3-6 mph.
  • Fuel full.
  • 0820 local. Red AST failed to start the engine.  Green AST best start yet, 45 sec, total engine running 10 min.
  • Car positioning ideal close to the road, the ‘reverse turn’ onto the start line worked perfectly.
  • Cockpit dust greatly improved, with no build up on the canopy, with just a little drifting dust visible in the cockpit air.
  • Some vibration again felt through the suspension at around 500 mph, probably associated with surface texture changes near the causeway.
  • Good accel, 180 mph at the road and 500 mph at the causeway.
  • The Car handled well throughout, with minor drifting into the variable crosswind from the right, easily controlled.
  • Some jumps on the main speedo (subsequently tracked to the Fin GPS). Digital backups good and cross-checked.  Lift at just over 600, peak cockpit indication 608 mph.  Subsequent GPS download indicated 628 mph peak speed, 1010 km/h.
  • Chute at 590 mph, solid jolt as it deployed, good deceleration. Data indicates a minor ‘throttle bounce’ at this point, indicating a need for increased spring loading for future running.
  • Brakes on at 250 mph, 45 Bar. L brake 290C.
  • Stop at Km 14 (1.2 DTG), one km further than expected, due to increased peak speed.
  • AMAD peak 75C.

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