How fast is too fast? - Richard Hammond head injuries.

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Hell No!!!! It was Hammonds choice to do the stunt. It is like asking whether we should limit any speed records, because an audience member doesn't like it. Top Gear is made for our entertainment, and as long as we aprove, they will continue.
 

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Cosmo_xYRik said:
I love going fast, but I've never been a fan of putting anything on a drag strip that isn't powered through it's wheels. I'm from Australia where rocket boosters are banned from our strips.

The landspeed record for Internal Combustion is still over 400mph.

(409.9mph to be exact)
 

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Re: How fast is too fast? - Richard Hammond head injuries.

Cosmo_xYRik said:
I love going fast, but I've never been a fan of putting anything on a drag strip that isn't powered through it's wheels. I'm from Australia where rocket boosters are banned from our strips.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bb...ear-after-crash/2006/09/26/1159036516486.html

To throw the question open, should the BBC be putting any limitation on the stunts in Top Gear after the Richard Hammond crash?

Bloody hell

http://science.howstuffworks.com/rocket.htm

http://travel.howstuffworks.com/turbine.htm

Rocket != Jet Turbine
 

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Well, I'd call it more of a jet engine. I consider turbine powered cars are where it drives the wheels while a jet engine pushes air.
 

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I'm trying to remember a film where those bullets go flying past someone's car when they are trying to do a speed reccord... Someone remind me, that was an ub3r cool film :thumbsup:
 

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Viper007Bond said:
Well, I'd call it more of a jet engine. I consider turbine powered cars are where it drives the wheels while a jet engine pushes air.

That's just the difference between using a mechanical linkange and reduction gears from the turbine to drive the wheels or using the exhaust (and maybe an after burner) as a source of thrust, both use gas turbine powerplants, but they harness the energy in different ways.

My point is that a turbine, however the power is used, is not the same as a rocket motor. Rocket cars and sleds have been around for decades and were used in tests even before Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.
 

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Yeah, rocket = missle, jet turbine = 747.
 

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Some missiles use jet turbines.

The Tomahawk cruise missile comes to mind.
 

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Re: How fast is too fast? - Richard Hammond head injuries.

Cosmo_xYRik said:
I'm from Australia where rocket boosters are banned from our strips.

Since when?
Ive seen rocket cars/jet cars going down the strips, years ago a few were in adelaide and recently they were at Western Sydney International Dragway.

I think that top gear will still be doing things as usual ;)
 
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I'm trying to remember a film where those bullets go flying past someone's car when they are trying to do a speed reccord... Someone remind me, that was an ub3r cool film :thumbsup:
Rat Race?
 

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Re: How fast is too fast? - Richard Hammond head injuries.

Blind_Io said:
Cosmo_xYRik said:
I love going fast, but I've never been a fan of putting anything on a drag strip that isn't powered through it's wheels. I'm from Australia where rocket boosters are banned from our strips.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bb...ear-after-crash/2006/09/26/1159036516486.html

To throw the question open, should the BBC be putting any limitation on the stunts in Top Gear after the Richard Hammond crash?

Bloody hell

http://science.howstuffworks.com/rocket.htm

http://travel.howstuffworks.com/turbine.htm

Rocket != Jet Turbine

Im surprised Howstuffworks hasn't covered the Hamster incident, theyr'e usually on top of that (How stingrays can kill people comes to mind) I guess cuz Hammond isn't quite that big a star
 

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There is no such thing as too fast just like there is no such thing as too many hot naked chicks in your hot tub. I'm sorry but the phrase"too fast" just isn't in my vocabulary.
 

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Aardvark said:
I'm trying to remember a film where those bullets go flying past someone's car when they are trying to do a speed reccord... Someone remind me, that was an ub3r cool film :thumbsup:

Rat Race indeed...



 

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Probably not as perfect, the bullet would loose momentum and not continue on such a straight course for that long period of time, as it was shot from a hand gun.
 

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GPriest said:
Probably not as perfect, the bullet would loose momentum and not continue on such a straight course for that long period of time, as it was shot from a hand gun.

You guys do realize common bullets travel at speeds between 180m/s and 1500 m/s, right?

/even though 180 m/s is about 402mph, which is a common speed for rocket cars, you'd never be able to focus on a bullet next to you at that speed.
//Hollywood isn't reality.
 

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No Boss said:
GPriest said:
Probably not as perfect, the bullet would loose momentum and not continue on such a straight course for that long period of time, as it was shot from a hand gun.

You guys do realize common bullets travel at speeds between 180m/s and 1500 m/s, right?

/even though 180 m/s is about 402mph, which is a common speed for rocket cars, you'd never be able to focus on a bullet next to you at that speed.
//Hollywood isn't reality.

Not to mention the fact the bullets are affected by gravity same as anything else.
 
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