Superwheels for supersonic car

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  1. MrChips

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  2. gerty

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    I couldn't imagine going that fast! Seems like the vibrations would shake the eyeballs right out of your head!!
     
  3. Papabravo

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    Is there a claim that this car can exceed Mach 1.0?

    I think they will experience major difficulties if they try. Never mind the vibration, front end lift is what would worry me. I see no way to keep the nose down.
     
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  4. mcgyvr

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    "Oh downforce... Crap we forgot about that"... :)

    Heck they can probably set the speed record upside down.. Just need to construct the upside down lake bed.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    Also the step function in torque when they light the afterburner will tend to raise the nose. It doesn't take much at those speeds -- just watch the guys who race hydroplanes.
    Even a flying cigar has some lift. What they need is a front end canard.
     
  6. Papabravo

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    The current land speed record is just a bit over Mach 1, and I certainly have no problem with the wheels, they look first rate. Just to be clear, I don't wish for misfortune to befall these pioneers, I just worry for their safety.
     
  7. wayneh

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    I believe the center of thrust is above the center of gravity and will tend to push the nose down. Also, I think that slim yellow line in the picture may be the canard viewed on edge?

    [update] I looked, it is.
     
  8. BR-549

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    My eyes are bad, but isn't that a yellow canard near the front?
     
  9. Papabravo

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    It doesn't look like one but I'll take your word for it.
     
  10. MrChips

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    Here is another view:

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