October 1997, UK managed to break the sound barrier on earth, using the fantastic Thrust SSC vehicule. I made this video because there was too few videos about this remarkable event on the web. (music credits: Spa 24 hours - Stephen Baysted)
Bloodhound SSC 1000 mph rocket car, land speed record attempt
Equinox Graphics is proud to present the visualisation of Bloodhound SSC, the trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph (Mach 1.4). The car is being designed and built in Britain, and Equinox Graphics has had the privilege of working in association with the design team to bring the car to life.
The minute-long viral video was produced on time and at High Definition (1920x1080, 25fps, full GI/radiosity) in just three weeks - including rendering time on our computer cluster.
The animation has proved extremely popular with the world's media, and has proved to be the ideal medium for engaging the public's imagination. It has so far been featured on BBC news (TV and online), and on stations as diverse as CNN and Al Jazeera.
More detail at www.bloodhoundssc.com and www.equinoxgraphics.net
Supersonic Flight, Sonic Booms
Video by Glenn Pew (http://www.glennpew.com/) for AVweb.com. Sound travels at about 760 miles per hour, or 340 meters per second and about 661 knots on an average day at sea level. And sometimes, you can almost see it. Going close to that speed through air can cause some unusual visual effects. This compiled footage includes F-14s, standard and Blue Angels F-18s, plus the SR-71 and an Atlas Rocket launch. AVweb contacted sources at NASA to research the phenomena.
1992 New River Train Accident at Cotton Hill, W.Va.
The quality of the video shot is poor so seeing this is going to strain the eyes.
As a member of the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, I was working this train as a volunteer this weekend and was enjoying a smooth ride back west on the New River Sub.
As the train rounded the curve to the crossovers at Cotton Hill, W.Va. a violent thunderstorm hit. As the train rounded the curve at the east end signal bridge, the hillside to the left of the train (to the right in the video) collapsed and caused several large trees to crash down on the first three dome cars in the consist. The force shattered the glass at the top of the dome cars. Thankfully no one was seriously injured.
As the first dome car comes up to the Rt. 16 bridge, you can clearly see part of a tree still sitting on the car.
The train made an emergency stop about a mile away to assess the damage and were given the clear to go west under a 25 mph restricted speed till Montgomery, W.Va. At Montgomery, Nickel Plate #765 took on water for the remainder of the trip. It was here they did a final inspection and cleared the train to go to Huntington. Maximum authorized speed for the remainder of the trip which was anywhere from 55-65 mph.
It was later determined after a thorough inspection of the dome cars, that due to the damage, #765 should not have been allowed maximum authorized speed due to axle issues on two of the dome cars.
It was this accident and others across the nation with excursion trains that CSX decided to up the liability insurance which caused the cancellation of steam service for this train. It was later taken over by Amtrak in 1995 with a consist of only 18 cars after this train used to run 32-34 cars.
I am not responsible for the video. A train engineer that worked for CSX took the day off and chased this train and he was standing on the Rt. 16 bridge to capture #765 as he rounded the curve. He got more than he bargained for, but at the society (which he was a member of too), were thankful somebody captured this on video.
I was able to obtain a copy of accident and thus have it in my possession nearly 17 years after it happened.
Date: October 24, 1992
Dodge Challenger Slow motion Wheelie
1974 Dodge Challenger Slomo Wheelie vid. Santa Pod 2010 eurofinals. By Blackett Photography. Here the car is powered by a 572ci Wedge motor. Runs mid 9's @ full weight (3850lb +). To make the caltracks work you need plenty of front end lift, bump stops were removed and frames notched to get almost 6 1/2 inches of travel. Something Chrysler never designed that suspension for I'd guess. We've since improved the bump steer by replacing parts and resetting the camber / castor as the front has aftermarket parts and plenty of adjustment.
In reality it's difficut to fully eliminate without going to a strut type front end, though some people appear to have done it on stock stuff, it seems to be a common chrysler trait. Check out the superstock video's from the '70s and most Mopars do it also check out my other real time wheelie vids you see that the wobble lasts only a fraction of a second.
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Messed with a wrong mustang...
it ended up being supercharged, modified to look like a sleeper gt, even had the stock Exhaust tips but you could clearly see the huge dual piping behind them...lots of respect. Driven by a senior citizen, no joke. BTW for ppl that think we were in a base 300 video response attached is the same car. More videos of this SRT can be found on my channel.
Turbine Engine: full power ... LOUD!
This is more film of the GE LM1500 gas turbine engine running at the S&S Turbines open-air test cell.
All the noise in the beginning is made by the start cart, which is a 90Hp turbine engine. Even when you hear the LM1500 start to wind up, it's not even running until you see the heat waves coming out the back of it.
This happens when the operator opens the fuel valve at around 2,000 rpm.
In the middle of the video, when the noise in an unbearable shriek, the engine is turning just over 7000 rpm, and is blowing hot air out the jetpipe to the tune of a little more than 15 thousand horsepower.
The air flow through the engine at full power is about 150 pounds per second.
In the view of the control room screen, the numbers are as follows from left to right along the top of the screen:
EGT or Exhaust gas temperature in degrees Celsius, measured just after the last stage of the turbine, which is just behind the second green steel frame holding the engine.
Next is RPM. This engine has basically one rotating shaft, and you can just barely see the 1st stage compressor blades moving on shutdown. Engine RPM is of this common shaft, upon which all compressor and turbine stages are mounted.
5,000 rpm is idle speed for this engine.
Last, on the right, is lube oil pressure, in pounds per square inch. These engines have roller bearings, not journal bearings like a car engine, so oil pressure is mainly an indication of oil flow. A lot of flow is needed, because the oil is used as a coolant for the main bearings. The engine will run with no oil pressure, except the bearings will overheat, so monitoring of oil flow is very important.
This is the same engine you see in "Starting a large turbine engine"
Note: All references to podracers will be deleted.
If you have to ask why, it can't be explained to you.
V16 hot rod? rat rod? (twin V8)
The car is far from done and the rads will be shrouded!
Twin Sbc chevy engines just over 900 rwhp 2307lbs 0-60 under 3 sec, mid 9's 1/4 mile gear limited for 180mph
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dragster Fire King II - 6000 hp
It is not a race, but just a show for people. Dragster does not show the maximum speed for the safety of people around the track. This track is not aligned to race dragsters. That power of this machine is only an approximate conversion to horsepower. Thank you for your understanding and Subscribe to my videos :-)
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Není to závod, ale jen show pro lidi. Dragster neukazuje své maximální zrychlení kvůli bezpečí lidí okolo trati. Tato trať není přizpůsobena na závody dragsterů. Uvedený výkon tohoto stroje je jen přibližný přepočet na koňské síly. Děkujeme za pochopení a odebírejte moje další videa :-)
(dragster v motorem ze stíhačky JAS-39 Gripen z výkonem 6000HP na Matador Tuning párty Hradec Králové 2007.)
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R1 Go Kart Passes a Cop
This is a one of a kind custom frame built specifically for this engine. One of the previous owners told me the gentlemen that bought it from him had it up to 170mph. This kart is wicked.
WATCH TILL THE END, A POLICE CAR PASSES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!! If your impatient to watch 10 minutes of video, skip to 7:50 and watch till the end for the best part.
2005 Yamaha R1 Sport Bike engine in a Beisse Shifter Kart. Around 180 HP, weighs about 220lbs. Previous owner had Kart up to 181 mph before a tire blew out. Using GoPro Hero High Def camera with adhesive mount.
NOTE: The rear tires are worn out so the driver didn't do anything to crazy. The ending was edited out to protect the driver.
Location: Northern Michigan
Here are a couple videos of the previous owner; where the speedo read 181mph and spun out.
Pilot's View of the Craziest Flyby Ever! Argentina's FMA IA 63 Jet 3 Feet Off The Ground!
Argentinean-piloted FMA IA 63 jet trainer flyby at one meter from the ground.
Some info on the jet:
The FMA IA 63 Pampa is an advanced trainer aircraft with combat capability, produced in Argentina by Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) with assistance from Dornier of Germany.
Role Advanced trainer, light attack
Manufacturer Fabrica Militar de Aviones
First flight 6 October 1984
Primary user Argentine Air Force
Number built 27
Developed from Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
Check out the other two videos I have that are taken from the ground. They have no music and you really get the full effect of a jet flying right at your domepiece.
Video originally from Gizmodo.com.