Monday, July 18, 2011

Modeling to break the sound barrier

The 2005 movie, The World's Fastest Indian, told the intriguing story of New Zealander, Burt Munro, in his quest to break speed records on his Indian Scout motorcycle in the 50s and 60s.

Today, breaking land speed records still fascinates people. Now speed records are broken by Australian Rosco McGlashan in his 'Aussie Invader'. Instead of a gasoline-fueled 1000 cc engine, Rosco drives a 9-ton rocket car powered by bio kerosene and liquid oxygen. Instead of 200 mph, Rosco reaches speeds of around 1,000 mph.

Mike Annear helps in this project by using Rhino to provide 3D concept models.

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