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    Will 23000 lbs of thrust be enough???
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    depends on whether its a light or heavy layup and of course how big the beak is
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    It should be.....who's crazy enough to try?
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    His name is Daniel Dehaemers, he is from Belguim, I will be adding photos of his boat, which he has built he is very meticulous about layup and schedules.
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    Didn't Warby's only (only?) have 3000 lbs of thrust????? A J34?
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    Not propellor driven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratickle View Post
    Didn't Warby's only (only?) have 3000 lbs of thrust????? A J34?
    yes, 3000 lbs thrust from a J-34, This motor is a Rolls Royce olympus. with After burner 40000 pounds thrust. Still have to Fact check but I believe these motors were used in the Concorde!
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    The guy must be crazy.......
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    The mold for the Dartagan SP600


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    there are cheaper ways to commit suicide, and they don't take as much work.
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    Warby set the current record in 1978. 317.6 mph.

    There's only been two official attempts to break it since.

    Lee Taylor tried to get the record back in 1980. Taylor built a rocket-powered boat, Discovery II, 40-foot long reverse three-point design. Doing a test run, at 270 mph, Discovery II hit a swell and the front of the boat collapsed causing the boat to crash. It took three days to recover Lee's body in the cockpit.

    Then, in 1989, Craig Arfons, nephew of Art Arfons, tried for the record in his Rain X Challenger, but he was killed when the boat flipped at 301.875 mph.

    Not a record I'd have the balls to try for......
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    Discovery II's rocket engine had 8,000 lbs of thrust by the way...
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    Arfons boat was running 3300 lbs of thrust, 4000 in afterburner......


    It was supposedly clocked at around 375 by APBA, some have said as high as 440 peak.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete B View Post
    yes, 3000 lbs thrust from a J-34, This motor is a Rolls Royce olympus. with After burner 40000 pounds thrust. Still have to Fact check but I believe these motors were used in the Concorde!

    It looks like there are several versions of the Olympus. They seem to vary between 6,000 lbs of thrust up to 38,000 lbs of thrust. So, I guess it depends on which model and version he has......
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    Testing the lamination schedule, 23 tons PSI


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    here is the bottom of the Cockpit, 15 layers of Carbonfiber and 1 layer of Hybride Carbon Kevlar

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    Pete a good guy for this fellow to speak with is Harry Schoel down in Ft. Lauderdale. I know he and Brownie have been working with steam engines recently, But both of those guy have forgotten more than most of us could ever hope to learn about what really works.
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    I think Daniel has been around since Noah as well! or at least as long as Ratickle!
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    Same guy ?? Click image for larger version. 

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    All kidding aside I wish luck. Where is the attempt going to be made ? The Salton Sea ?
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    no such thing as protection at those sort of speeds. no matter what youre strapped into- barrel roll at 300 plus you might not even scratch the saftey capsule but youll find a flawless corpse inside. warby only lived cuz he didnt crash. other guys- not so much.
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