The Rocket Truck

The Rocket Truck

Postby Aurrin on Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:05 am

The new hotness:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9052&hl=en

It's like the batmobile, but it's real.

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I got to attend that particular test firing. It was awesome!
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Postby Anthony Lion on Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:55 am

That looked... wimpy....

Now, stuffing a 1350BHP Jet Engine into a Beetle, though...

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech ... -vw-beetle

and still make it street-legal...

Edit: The truck, though, looks like something that might show up in Nip&tuck...
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Postby Madmoonie on Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:28 pm

Only you people would consider stuffing a jet engine into a truck 'tame.' :D :P :D
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Postby Fusion on Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:07 am

Madmoonie wrote:Only you people would consider stuffing a jet engine into a truck 'tame.' :D :P :D


What? You mean it isn't? :D
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Postby SolidusRaccoon on Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:54 am

Bah, give me a JATO engine any day.
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Postby Madmoonie on Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:21 am

SolidusRaccoon wrote:Bah, give me a JATO engine any day.
No way. Not giving you a JATO engine. Or any other sort of engine. On ANY day of the week. You're tricky. I would not want to know what you would do it with it either, even if I did give you one.
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Postby Sharuuk on Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:45 pm

SolidusRaccoon wrote:Bah, give me a JATO engine any day.


The only problem there, and it's a BIG one.....once you turn it on.....you can't turn it off 'till it runs outta fuel. Now a throttlable, re-startable LIQUID FUEL rocket engine........NOW we got sumpin' t' play with!!! :twisted:

*looks inside large cardboard box*

Ahhh...perfect.....now let's see.....wheels, seat, steering system, drag chute......


Ya with me on this li'l project Sol? :D

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Re: The Rocket Truck

Postby Sharuuk on Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:54 pm

Aurrin wrote:The new hotness:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9052&hl=en

It's like the batmobile, but it's real.

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Hey Aurrin.....

Good to see you again. :D

Man would I have loved to have been there with you......very cool. What was the static thrust output for that short burn? And when does he expect to run it down the track?

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Postby LoneWolf23k on Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:39 am

Madmoonie wrote:Only you people would consider stuffing a jet engine into a truck 'tame.' :D :P :D


The Mythbusters already tried out a rocket-powered car, and actually made it run...
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Postby Madmoonie on Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:14 am

Sharuuk wrote:
SolidusRaccoon wrote:Bah, give me a JATO engine any day.


The only problem there, and it's a BIG one.....once you turn it on.....you can't turn it off 'till it runs outta fuel. Now a throttlable, re-startable LIQUID FUEL rocket engine........NOW we got sumpin' t' play with!!! :twisted:

*looks inside large cardboard box*

Ahhh...perfect.....now let's see.....wheels, seat, steering system, drag chute......


Ya with me on this li'l project Sol? :D

Şaaruuk


Well, its what my boss does for a 'hobby.' Minus the box, of course, and plus a long fiberglass frame.
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Postby Sharuuk on Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:22 am

Who's your boss....Ky Michaelson? Met the man some years ago......TRUELY my kinda maniac. :twisted:

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Postby Sharuuk on Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:38 am

Madmoonie wrote:Only you people would consider stuffing a jet engine into a truck 'tame.' :D :P :D


Oh my friend....not just 'tame'....NORMAL!!! :twisted:

And the rocket car the Mythbusters put together was done all wrong. If they had mounted the engines along the centerline in a diamond cluster instead of stacked and located the cluster down near the rear bumper in the trunk.....properly braced and supported of course, I think they would have gotten considerably higher speed.

As it was, the thrust line was way above the center of gravity of the car and the mounts acted as a lever to force the front of the car down creating more frictional drag from the front wheels rather than pushing the car straight foreward if they had been mounted in the trunk......as the original urban legend stated.

I just thought the way they went about it was all wrong.

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Re: The Rocket Truck

Postby Aurrin on Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:30 am

Sharuuk wrote:
Aurrin wrote:The new hotness:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9052&hl=en

It's like the batmobile, but it's real.

=^.^=

I got to attend that particular test firing. It was awesome!


Hey Aurrin.....

Good to see you again. :D

Man would I have loved to have been there with you......very cool. What was the static thrust output for that short burn? And when does he expect to run it down the track?

Şaaruuk


Good to see you again as well. Static thrust is about 2700lb max, give or take. As for the plans, I've heard that they want to run it at the X-Prize Cup next year (it just wasn't ready in time this year). Though... I have a feeling they'll test it out first.
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Postby Sharuuk on Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:14 am

Given the relatively short burn duration, and assuming the truck is fully functional.....I would think a running start up to say 40-60mph prior to lightin' the fuse would be in order to optimize the rocket's thrust.

2700Lb thrust give or take for only a few seconds from a dead start won't overcome the static inertia of the truck quickly enough to deliver very much of a top end at the end of the burn.....or does this guy have another, longer burning engine on hand or in the works for the actual run?

Either way....I STILL wish I'd been there with you.....that would have been fun to watch.

Envious eyes on this end dude.. 8-) :wink:

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Postby Madmoonie on Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:16 am

Sharuuk wrote:Who's your boss....Ky Michaelson? Met the man some years ago......TRUELY my kinda maniac. :twisted:

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Nope, he's a guy by the name of Tom Hanna. He builds dragsters. Uh....really fast ones. And cool looking. They're neat.
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Postby Sharuuk on Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:58 pm

Madmoonie wrote:Only you people would consider stuffing a jet engine into a truck 'tame.' :D :P :D



However if you want to see truely excessive insanity.....aannnnnnd more of MY KINDA people.....check out Les and Kent Shockly's "Shockwave" TRIPLE JET ENGINE POWERED TRUCK!!! :o

http://shockwavejets.com/shockwave.cfm
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Postby Sharuuk on Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:00 pm

Madmoonie wrote:Nope, he's a guy by the name of Tom Hanna. He builds dragsters. Uh....really fast ones. And cool looking. They're neat.


Cool....got any pix of his cars? Love to see 'em if ya do!! :D

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Postby Madmoonie on Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:04 pm

Sharuuk wrote:
Madmoonie wrote:Nope, he's a guy by the name of Tom Hanna. He builds dragsters. Uh....really fast ones. And cool looking. They're neat.


Cool....got any pix of his cars? Love to see 'em if ya do!! :D

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Heh....I got TONS. Its my job see? Archiving literaly THOUSANDS of pics of his cars. I'll see what I can do.
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