Category Archives: carbon fibre

Bloodhound latest – 200mph test run

     On 26th October just a few days ago Bloodhound SSC team experienced it’s biggest milestone to date in the development of the world’s first 1000 mph car. At 1pm the Bristol built supersonic car carried out it’s first … Continue reading

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Car weight is now becoming material !

onsumption     An age old concern that is now higher on the agenda for manufacturers is overweight vehicles. Traditionally cars have always been made from steel for the structure & ‘body in white’ components, with plastics for trim and … Continue reading

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Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

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Team GB Bike Design for Rio

  This blog is particularly interesting to me as I ride road bikes for a local club, and I am always looking to find ways to go faster ! From what I gather the rapid engineering advancement in bike design … Continue reading

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Rasa – New Fuel Cell Car

     Riversimple, a company in mid Wales, has come up with a brand new design for a fuel cell car, that is lighter and more fuel efficient than any such cars to date. The design by  Chris Reitz & his … Continue reading

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Saab’s new smart aircraft wing saves fuel

  Aerospace engineers at Saab in Sweden have taken a leap forward with plans to produce a highly aerodynamic ‘smart wing’ by creating a single piece carbon fibre, leading edge and upper wing cover section with no joints or rivets, … Continue reading

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British Bicycle Land Speed Record Broken

   The University of Liverpool Velocipede (ULV) team, designed & built their recumbent bicycle ARION1 and transported it to Nevada and raced it in the International Human Powered Vehicle Association’s World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2015. The race is held … Continue reading

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