2009 MCAS Miramar Airshow - Shockwave Jet Truck
Shockwave Jet Truck
2009 MCAS Miramar Airshow
Friday October 2, 2009
IN THIS VIDEO, Kent Shockley fires up the newly rebuilt Shockwave Jet Truck and takes it down Runway 24R at Miramar for a dry run. This newly rebuilt Shockwave features many more and much-improved safety features than the original. It is those safety features that were on the original Shockwave that Kent is able to bring to you this "second-generation" Shockwave.
I apologize for any bad color and/or vertical lines or American flag intrusion that may or may not be in this video. Unfortunately there were American flags that got in the way of the video during some critical parts of the videos and I have had some camera trouble throughout the weekend.
For more aviation and airshow videos please check out ZINGER AVIATION MEDIA at http://www.zingeraviation.com .
Killacycle battery powered drag bike's record-breaking run
The Killacycle broke records at the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) Grand Finale in Las Vegas. Susan, the vidograper, caught driver Scotty Pollacheck's beautiful burn out and 8.76 second quarter-mile run. Carefully watch the end of the track when the powerful A123 M1 batteries burn out one of the overloaded motors, sending sparks onto the track and a ball of glowing plasma high over the right guardrail.
Killacycle Battery Power Drag Bike 0-60 0.8 seconds
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Killacycle Battery Power Drag Bike 0-60 0.8 seconds. 990x A123 M1 cells out of a Dewalt cordless power tool, 2 x Advanced DC FB1-4001 motors (heavily modified windings) = 350hp Electric Vehicle.
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V
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WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85 MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but still the fastest EV car.
Fastest 1/4 mile ever on dragstrip 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Fastest 1/4 mile ever 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Santa Pod dragstrip is the venue in which the current world drag racing record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point funny car in July 1984
The car is powered by a fuel called hydrogen peroxide which is stored in the large tank at the front of the car.
To pump the fuel to the rocket the tank is pressurised by two tanks of air - one either side of the car.
Both tanks are connected together with a pair of pipes and fed into a regulator.
The regulator keeps the pressure inside the fuel tank at a constant pressure (between 300-700 psi depending on the thrust required).
There is also a safety valve which will open if anything should over pressurise.
The fuel is then fed to the throttle valve at the back of the car, this controls the flow of fuel.
The fuel is then fed into the rocket engine
Inside the engine, the fuel is sprayed onto a silver mesh, a reaction takes place and the fuel breaks down giving off heat and water.
This produces a blast of high pressure steam & oxygen.
The engine produces about 14,000 lbs of thrust and sends the car forward at a very high speed.
(a quicker 1/4 mile time of 3.225 seconds was set by Kitty O'Neil, but not on a drag racing surface).
KillaCycle - New World Record !!!!!!!!!
The KillaCycle, ridden by Scotty Pollacheck, made drag racing history AGAIN at Bandimere Speedway October 23rd, 2008. 7.89 s @ 168 MPH is a new official record and makes KillaCycle to the world's quickest electric vehicle of any kind!
The A123 Systems Nanoposphate batteries are changing the entire landscape for electric vehicles, and battery-powered devices in general.
The Killacycle & Scotty Pollacheck 7.82 @ 168 MPH
This weekend at the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) California Nationals Scotty Pollacheck bested his own existing world record of 8.08 sec @ 163 mph with a 7.82 sec @ 168 mph on the A123 Systems Killacycle Electric Dragbike. Owner Bill Dube' has finally reached his quest of breaking the 7 second barrier. Go to Killacycle.com and/or NEDRA.com for more information on this record breaking machine!
Killacycle New World Record 155 MPH!
See what 990 www.A123systems.com cells can do! Last run on March 31st 2007 at Firebird speedway in AZ. This is the fastest and quickest 1/4 mile run of _any_ electric vehicle on the planet! All 60 foot times were less than 1.19 seconds.
Impressed? Check out www.NEDRA.com for more information on electric drag racing, and www.Killacycle.com for more on this bike. Or type "Killacycle" into the search field of YouTube.
KillaCycle New Record 7.86 @ 169 MPH Bandimere Speedway NEDRA event
Two new Electric Vehicle World Records in one Run!
Here is some video of the Killacycle and The ElectroCat. The Killacycle is the electric motorcycle that I designed and built the Battery Management System for. Below is some text that bike owner, Bill Dube' wrote describing the event:
The KillaCycle has done it again. We broke the _overall_ NEDRA record for electric's in the 1/4 mile. The KillaCycle is the very fastest and quickest EV of any sort in the 1/4 mile.
It was a beautiful day at Bandimere Speedway and, as always, the track conditions were perfect.
The A123Systems battery propelled us into the recordbooks once again. A123Systems stock raced ahead of the pack on the NASDAQ on Thursday, and their batteries put us _farther_ ahead of the pack today.
I believe we posted the lowest ET (best time) for any vehicle at the track today at Bandimere. There was a very well-attended bracket race going on, and I think the best ET of any of these powerful- purpose-built interal combustion vehciles was in the low 8's.
In the left lane is Eva Hakansson on her ElectroCat, 100% street-legal in both the USA and Sweden, set the open NEDRA record for a 48 volt street-legal motorcycle; 13.249 @ 52.97 MPH. (She selected the 1/8th mile record, even though her 1/4 mile time was also new record.)
Thunderstruck Electric motorcycle 1/4 mile
96 volt AC electric drag bike that later set the record at 11.7 seconds, 101mph. 72 Gaia lithium cells, two three-phase 72volt AC motors each rated at 35 peak hp, two Curtis 550 amp controllers, one skinny rider. thunderstruck-ev.com