Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970
Gary Gabelich – Exceeded with „Blue Flame” 1000 km/h in 23.10.1970. The average speed was 1001.011968 km / h. Mile, which is measured the speed of the vehicle must overcome two times: back and forth.
The big shiny „The Blue Flame” to save fuel even more. Was pushed by the service car at the start. It further helped him to accelerate to 60 km / h.
During the first run, Gabelich achieved a speed of 993.722 km / h as a result. He drove in the opposite direction, but a little faster – that’s why the speed was 1009.305 km / h.
Until then, records were set with jet engines.
„The Blue Flame” rocket engine was powered by a combination of hydrogen peroxide, and liquid natural gas. Chilled to a temperature of -161 degrees Celsius. As a result, achieved 58 000 HP.
In this way, the engine was running with maximum thrust for 20 seconds. „Blue Flame” was similar to a rocket, except with additional catches at the front and rear for attaching wheels.
Tires, specially designed by Goodyear, had a rather smooth surface to reduce heat.
The vehicle was 11.4 m long and 2.3 m wide. He weighed 1814 kg, with fuel – 2994 kg. One of the biggest troubles just before the start. There was burning through the engine, braking parachute ropes. If you had to stop the car with only disc brakes. You would probably need stretch, a 19 km length.
„The Blue Flame” designed and built by Reaction Dynamics.
With the help of the Illinois Institute of Technology lecturers and students. Dr. T. Paul Torda and Dr. Sarunas C. Uzgiris, professors at IIT, worked on the aerodynamics of the car. While other IIT students and lecturers, they mainly dealt with:
– steering system,
The speed record broken at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.
This place is located 160 km west of Salt Lake City. Because 32 thousand years ago there was a huge lake 305 m deep. After it disappeared and the salt substrate hardened. It was created one of the most noteworthy places on Earth, to develop enormous speeds.
Gary Gabelich (29.08.1940 – 26.01.1984)
– During 43 years of life, this Croatian by origin. First of all, he won races, and set speed records on:
– water (motorboats),
– salt tracks.
He died on a motorcycle on the streets of Long Beach in January 1984. While working on the design and construction of a vehicle capable of reaching supersonic speed (1225 km / h). Prototype named „American Way”, but because of Gabelich death. Work on it canceled.
First human vehicle – Sledge used to carry loads
First human vehicle – Sledge used to carry loads – According to historians, the first vehicle used by the man on the land were sledge. People used them to carry loads already 5000 years B.C.
Piss on wagon in Great Britain
Piss on wagon in Great Britain – In the UK, each person can urinate in a public place. Provided that peeing on the rear wheel of his car, and his right hand rests on the vehicle.
Cheaper lighting – In a large number of countries is valid warrant driving lights beam throughout the year. This increases fuel consumption because the car needs to generate more energy. The Audi calculated that conventional bulbs need more than 135 watts of power, while the LED lights consume only approx. 80 W. The difference is 60%.
Flying police – Projects police cars
Flying police – Projects police cars entered the competition, which was held at the Motor Show in LA, consist of:
- BMW Group Designworks USA – E-Patrol – Double cruiser equipped with 3 small unmanned drones. E–Patrol will recover electricity from sheet by hot blazing sun tarmac, the car will be prosecuted and detained electromagnetic pulse.
- General Motors – Volt Squad – a 3 electric vehicles: Observe – used for observation and control. Pursue – to chase, and Engage the transportation of detainees delinquents.
- Subaru – SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) – which won the competition for LA Design Challenge – highway patrol vehicle itself has some interesting technical solutions:
– thin organic foam-filled tires instead of air
– the suspension is, however, electro-mechanical, with a special material IPMC (Ionic Polymer Metal Composite) enabling, depending on the applied voltage embracing different shapes
– with electrical energy wheels can also be deflected vertically.
Martian rover Opportunity
Martian rover Opportunity – Even the greatest optimists did not count on that mission Opportunity could last so long. Famous vehicle landed on Mars January 25, 2004, 21 days after its sister rover Spirit. The probe flew in thin Martian atmosphere at a speed of 20920 km / h. Then spread a parachute and auxiliary nozzles, which have slowed down the fall of the rover.
Above the surface filled with airbags, which enabled a soft landing. Opportunity probe fell to the surface like a soccer ball, several times ricocheted off the ground and rolled on the heterogeneous landscape. 15 minutes of tension in the center ground, NASA ended signal that the probe had reached its destination without any obstacles and failures.
For 10 years of work Opportunity rover has experienced many adventures. In 2005. Nearly two months stuck in a sand dune. Many engineers have placed the cross on him, but the rover piece by piece freed the treacherous traps. Rover, using solar batteries, sometimes struggled with energy shortages. While the twin probe Spirit last time sent a signal to Earth 22 March 2010. Opportunity continues its mission today.
Its largest and most revolutionary discovery was to find the mineral jarosite. It is unequivocal proof that Mars also once were streams, rivers and lakes. Opportunity to learned the hard way how Martian storm. It has already defeated the marathon distance and despite some faults continues its mission.
Longest limousine – Built on basis of Cadillac
Longest limousine – “The American Dream“ is the longest limousine in the world, measuring 30.48 m. He built it on the basis of the Cadillac Eldorado, Jay Ohrberg – specialist cars “strange and interesting“. He has among other vehicles Batman, The Flintstones and the De Lorean from “Back to the Future“.
Land speed record – Andy Green in Nevada desert
Land speed record – It belongs to an Englishman, Andy Green. 15.10.1997. In the Nevada desert, using a car Thrust SSC reached 1,227.985 km / h, or 1.02 waving, which means exceeded the sound barrier.