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Recent visit from Paul Church and the TERRA Road Riders.
Just to clarify, we do get a lot of requests to visit the car by groups, and these have to be fitted around our work schedule. These take team members time, so if you are not a 1000 mph club member or a sponsor, we ask for a donation.
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Recent visit from Paul Church and the TERRA Road Riders. 
Just to clarify, we do get a lot of requests to visit the car by groups, and these have to be fitted around our work schedule. These take team members time, so if you are not a 1000 mph club member or a sponsor, we ask for a donation.

 

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On behalf of myself and the TERRA Road Riders group, we would very much like to thank Rosco, Barry and Chris and all involved in this project for allowing us to visit Aussie Invader 5R. All of you were most generous with your time and answered our questions with deep knowledge and patience (especially with the "dumb" questions). So, people if you can, please get behind this project and let's make it happen.

Uncle Chris looking might fine amongst that crew

What about dinner one night?

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More pics of Hendry and the Hardchrome Sales team hard at work honing our propellant tanks (see previous post).

 

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Wow.... thatโ€™s awesome

This is a mind blowing project. Imagine the documentation required.

Our team got excited this week when our friends at Hardchrome Sales got their hands on some very special aluminum honing stones which were on back order from Sweden.
Their guru honing man Hendry got straight on to the task of honing our first out of seven x 6 metre long tubes, which are our main propellant storage units. These seven tubes need to be professionally honed to work with our Hallite seals which will be fitted to our seven pistons. One piston in each tube will force under high pressure our fuel and oxidiser into our rocket engine. Imagine 7 big syringes with 600 psi pressure of N2 exerted on the pistons.
A huge thank you to Nigel, Kurt, Matty, Hendry and all the mighty Hardchrome Sales crew, you guys are real pro's.
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Congrats..Another step forward

cheers rossco....

Great to be able to help Rosco and good to see the team at Hardchrome perform (as always)

One hell of a honing tool.

Never seen this before. Going to check it out.

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Good luck to the Bloodhound team. Be good to see the car run.Bloodhound is heading for South Africa!

The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project today announced plans to run the Bloodhound LSR car for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2019.

The high speed trials in October will enable the Bloodhound LSR team to test the live video stream at high speeds, in preparation for the land speed record runs, currently scheduled for late 2020.
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Good luck to the Bloodhound team. Be good to see the car run.

 

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The best news that I have heard for a while. Good luck to all the Bloodhound team.

The game is afoot. Good luck to three teams in their respective challenges. Am sure Rosco and co would appreciate the attentions of some entrepreneurial cash injection as well !!

Good luck guys, I hope you hit your deadlines and make it to the Pan!

I lived in South.Africa and have been there. Flat it is but hot, and very uncompromising and although I want Aussie Invader to be the record holder sooner than later I do and must wish them well. My jet pilot Mate died on a similar flat pan as they are called over there.

Will be very interesting to watch their progress, should get a good look at the competition guys

Good luck team behind you 110% you can do it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hope you get the chance to light Aussie Invaders rocket soon.

l thought this team folded due to funding issues?

Will get hijacked

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We have been working hard on sponsorship presentations and mocked up the car in various colours. Who knows what colour we might eventually end up? ... See MoreSee Less

We have been working hard on sponsorship presentations and mocked up the car in various colours. Who knows what colour we might eventually end up?

 

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Whatever colour provides the most money to keep the project on track is gunna be the best. Good luck Rosco.

Of these I like the green best, though perhaps a few shades lighter. As long as the sponsor logos can be clearly seen. Also, paint costs extra mass. Maybe an aero-efficient "matt" colour like the Red Bull RB14 &RB15, or the current F1 Ferrari ??

Still love the blue version

G'day Rosco, and team. May I suggest an Australian green fading into a yellow stripe behind the cabin, before the natural metal?

I know the time through the sound barrier might not be long enough to make any difference, but was wondering if darker colours would absorb more heat into the structure and affect the car in some way, expansion for example.

All red, so it stands out from the ground, sky, and environment and can be literally seen going 1000 MPH. ๐Ÿ˜€

The green looks great.

EAGLES one half DOCKERS the other.....get all the members on board.....that would be say 100k...Have a flag made with all their names on it for $25 for example....

Whereโ€™s the blue

Yep Aussie Flag ๐Ÿ‘

Go the RED it will go faster...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Purple looks fast!

Red goes faster!!! Blue and Yellow with an Eagles sponsorship emblem on the side of her!

Purple

I know a guy that paints all the fast stuff... ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

Blue Rosco

Top

Red with an Aussie flag draped over it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Blue.

Has always looked like giant Red Bull can to me ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Looks like Shinkansen Alpha X got inspiration from this vehicle.

Might not mean much in Aus. But look up Anne Summers. Definately the right shape if a bit erm....pointy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Frank will say Ferrari red I like blue and the gold one!

Make it the colour of the earth as you have all been down to earth hard workers trying to get it up and running with the sky as a tail end or that of a dust storm www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi1047qrafjAhVIWysKHUIZAQsQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=ht...

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Test installing the tank cradle to hold the 7 propellant tanks, 3 smaller fuel tanks and 4 larger oxidiser tanks. ... See MoreSee Less

Test installing the tank cradle to hold the 7 propellant tanks, 3 smaller fuel tanks and 4 larger oxidiser tanks.

 

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Keep at it mate, you are a champion and great mentor ๐Ÿ‘

Incredible showpiece of hi tech engineering.

Progress ๐Ÿ‘

Go to bed.!!!!!!

What will it weigh fully loaded?

Incredible showpiece of hi tech engineering.

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Watch this space... A limited digital, signed painting and print of Aussie Invader 5R in the works, by Houston artists Daryl Thompson.
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Watch this space... A limited digital, signed painting and print of Aussie Invader 5R in the works, by Houston artists Daryl Thompson.
Here is an example of Darylโ€™s work!

Watch this space... A limited digital, signed painting and print of Aussie Invader 5R in the works, by Houston artists Daryl Thompson.
Here is an example of Darylโ€™s work!
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Finished article.

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Thanks to Clint our CAD guy for producing this shot of the car. The realism is astounding.

 

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Thanks Darren, we are doing just that, we have a digital artist, turning this shot into a limited edition, signed print, watch this space!

Looks incredible guys, keep up the good work

How close are we..and by we i mean the people waiting for decades now for a new land speed record over the Brits amazing machine ..How close is this beautiful car of yours to actually getting out there and doing this thing ?.It looks much like the Spirit of America car from way back by the way...Real beauty...Is there a projected date or ball park date ?

I can't wait till the day this rig gets a crack at the record. Go Rosco!

Sell the pic as posters to raise some money, might not be much but it all helps

Would love to see it race xx

Low flying Rossco.

Well here's a Brit who wants Rosco to succeed, because he is one of the good old boys.

Any chance of a free test run๐Ÿ˜Ž

Whens the run

ChristineBrent Mitchell please show the old boy

I might as well Foxtrot Oscar back home.

Onya Clint ๐Ÿ™‚

Canโ€™t wait ๐Ÿ˜Š

How much steering movement can you get with the front wheel?

getchamotorrunnin'.

Looks like you joined a coppertop battery with Red bull. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

Allan Ball

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Show the world what Wa people are made of!!!!

Looks incredible guys, keep up the good work

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Aussie Invader - World Land Speed Record Challenger

Rosco was a very special guest at the Starlight Express Room at Perth Children's Hospital today, sitting for the kids and accomplished artist, Elle Campbell, as part of The Lester Prize. He even managed a moment with Captain Starlight sharing what it's like to drive the Aussie Invader! #fastestaussieonearth #rocketman #captainstarlight #sweetcharity Starlight Children's Foundation Australia ... See MoreSee Less

Rosco was a very special guest at the Starlight Express Room at Perth Childrens Hospital today, sitting for the kids and accomplished artist, Elle Campbell, as part of The Lester Prize. He even managed a moment with Captain Starlight sharing what its like to drive the Aussie Invader! #fastestaussieonearth #rocketman #captainstarlight #sweetcharity Starlight Childrens Foundation Australia

 

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thank you Rosco

If youโ€™ve got a few hours to spare this weekend, the Lake Perkolilli team will be at the WA Hot Rod Show in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds all weekend.

We have supported these guys in the past, visiting their last meeting.

A feature is Graeme Lockhartโ€™s 1926 Ford Model T โ€œGow Jobโ€ which he has built specially for September. The old warhorse Cranston V8 Special also has had a facelift for the Red Dust Revival. They also have the only 1912 Cora motorcycle left in the world in the display of bikes which will be burning up the clay.
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If youโ€™ve got a few hours to spare this weekend, the Lake Perkolilli team will be at the WA Hot Rod Show in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds all weekend.

We have supported these guys in the past, visiting their last meeting. 

A feature is Graeme Lockhartโ€™s 1926 Ford Model T โ€œGow Jobโ€ which he has built specially for September. The old warhorse Cranston V8 Special also has had a facelift for the Red Dust Revival. They also have the only 1912 Cora motorcycle left in the world in the display of bikes which will be burning up the clay.

 

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My Uncle was state manager of Coventry Motors and raced cars there in the 1930โ€™s. I have a photo of the Occassion.

Iโ€™ll be there and will check it out ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

John Ferrier cool stuff & great history

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Olly Hathaway

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Although not the same propellants, this is about the equivalent power as we are going to use (60,000 lbf). Imagine this engine running for over 20 seconds! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the shock waves in the exhaust. Same as the sr71

How close are you to getting funding to get the rocket built and start some shakedown runs? Would really love to see you get a chance to run it

Hold on Rossco ๐Ÿ™‚

Who doesn't love a rocket?

more!!! I want more!

That's a hyperbolic mixture that works.

Holly crap...

Looks a bit lean. Ahahahahahahahahaha

Mike Weberstadt what you recon the pattern in the flame represents ? Standing wave of the sound ?

Got to love shock diamonds๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Lol you're nuts.

Last year i went to Kennedy Space Centre and wondered what the F1 rocket from Saturn 5 would be like on the 5R.

That's me after a bad curry..

Riley Wilson

Ian Matthews

Angelo Karoussis

David Pertuรฉ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ

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The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R, called โ€˜Worldโ€™s Fastest Carโ€™, is due to air on Discovery Turbo Channel June 10th at 8:30PM in Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R, called โ€˜Worldโ€™s Fastest Carโ€™, is due to air on Discovery Turbo Channel June 10th at 8:30PM in Australia.

 

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Had a few comments about wanting to watch this in the USA, it was showing there earlier this year. www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/impossible-engineering/

I wish them well BUT. They (like Bloodhound) have yet to demonstrate a working rocket engine system.

Love to see that one wow

I will not miss this day. All the best for you all involved

Wow. Looks great. What's the CdA of the car? Is it a close kept secret? it looks very low.... a very impressive bit of engineering! Good luck

Go Rosco. Love your work.

I'm an Aussie living in the states now and like to see the special if someone can tell me what channel and when it will be on!

On the Discovery Turbo Channel - bugger, I donโ€™t have that channel Congratulations team on an amazing journey so far

Awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Wow!! Looks amazing

I hope it's the world's fastest when it's time to make the official runs, when is the official runs due?

Just put it in the planner to record!

soooo much going on in this channel DISCOVERY TURBO CHANNEL from early morning / late evening gonna be recording whole lot

Itโ€™s on Monday 08:30pm New Zealand time here too. All set to record it.

Cant wait i'll watch this

Itโ€™s Gone a bit quiet has it got an engine yet ?

I just taped it cant wait

Please Send A Link For Showing The Documentaire,?.

Thatโ€™s not a sounding rocket, youโ€™ll get Low Earth Orbit I reckon ๐Ÿš€

It's...ALMOST the world's fastest car....:-)

Locked in

He Many Thanks Man Great,!.

When did you guys set the new record? Or is the title โ€œWorlds Fastest Carโ€ just a bit premature?

Richard Campbell

Kelvin Peters, this team and this car will deliver ๐Ÿ’ฏ%...

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New shirts have just arrived through our merchandise sponsor, Tangibility. Will be up on their website soon. Only 50 initially, so may need to be quick, but will post again when ready for sale, and hopefully we will produce more soon. ... See MoreSee Less

New shirts have just arrived through our merchandise sponsor, Tangibility. Will be up on their website soon. Only 50 initially, so may need to be quick, but will post again when ready for sale, and hopefully we will produce more soon.

 

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Looking great! ๐Ÿ™‚

How Mutch,?There Are Beautiful,?.

Very nice.

Yes please 2 shirts for me an my partner medium an extra large. An i donated on the gofundme for aussie invade. Thank you.

The Catwalk beckons

I'd wear one

4xl for me Rosco!

Can I get a 4x?

I'm on for six, send me bank details ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

Any BFB size?

How is the car coming along?

Lookin good Rossco..๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Great looking shirt, I would love to grab one from the site when they come up....

ill take 2

Jesus Rossco By the look of the breath youโ€™ve just taken One would think youโ€™re racing a hot air Balloon & your about to blow it up๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‘just kidding Good luck in your quest

Make you look thin!!!!

Could you post to UK ?

Who's the good lookin' model.???

The Catwalk beckons

Looking good Rosco, donโ€™t forget to breathe or you may pass out ๐Ÿ˜‚

Damn, Roscoe, you'd look good in a gunny sack!!! Nice shirt!!!

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Cap!

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Aussie Invader News Update - Unplanned International Visit - https://mailchi.mp/d0537dd0df76/aussie-invader-news-update-unplanned-international-visit

 

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Keep it up Rosco, we are caravanning again

Team member Barry Fitzsimmons on a quick trip to the UK and managed to catch up with our great engineer Paul Martin. Paul has been a real star for us, designing our โ€œfloatingโ€ canards and our ground breaking air brakes. ... See MoreSee Less

Team member Barry Fitzsimmons on a quick trip to the UK and managed to catch up with our great engineer Paul Martin. Paul has been a real star for us, designing our โ€œfloatingโ€ canards and our ground breaking air brakes.

 

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Canards and ground breaking air brakes! All a mystery to me! But Aussies are very good at thinking outside the box. Lovely. Gail xx

Canards and ground breaking air brakes! All a mystery to me! But Aussies are very good at thinking outside the box. Lovely. Gail xx

Great footage from Warby Motorsport of Spirit 2 going through its paces.

Spirit of Australia 2 - The Fastest Team on Water
Many thanks to the whole team @littleripperlifesaver for all of your help keeping Dave safe and awesome footage. 3 clips from our Mother's Day Runs. Hammering down and touching into the 240's Cheers Road Tech Marine - RTM Jaycar Electronics BEASTWEAR @certusAPAC @fundamentalmedia you guys keep us running
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Spirit of Australia 2 - The Fastest Team on Water

 

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The toughest most dangerous record. Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics to contend with. Brave guy.

Bennington J Garrott

Cameron Brooks

Stupid music, we'd rather hear the boat.

SJ

David Paget

Kevin Von Burgess of Arizona is building a new J-85 boat for an attempt on the Water Speed Record. Instead of the traditional approach of two runs in opposite directions through the flying kilometer, they plan to make one-way runs where the boat accelerates for 2,000 feet then is timed through a 500-foot trap. Given what happened to Craig Arfons and the advances in timing technology since the record was set in 1978, I have no heartburn with a new approach.

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When Mother Nature meets power personified. We canโ€™t wait to show you the results!
Only with your help will we raise our profile and get to the start line, please share!
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Supersonicselfie. ๐Ÿ‘

Done it for ya Rosco go get em mate an show the world what aussies can do. It would be amazing to have the world water andland speed records here.

An absolutely beautiful looking car. Brilliant team.. Australian engineering!!!

Same goes for yourboat David cheers mate

Bring it on canโ€™t wait to c this beast run

Love this vehicle !

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Wanneroo Rotary Club paid us a visit this past week. These great people are the salt of the earth and are a brilliant asset to our local community, and also great supporters of our project. We enjoyed a fun night with me giving an update on our car and showing off the progress we have made since their last visit a few years back. The Paul Conti Wines where a great hit and several pioneering families of our area attended. ... See MoreSee Less

Wanneroo Rotary Club paid us a visit this past week. These great people are the salt of the earth and are a brilliant asset to our local community, and also great supporters of our project. We enjoyed a fun night with me giving an update on our car and showing off the progress we have made since their last visit a few years back. The Paul Conti Wines where a great hit and several pioneering families of our area attended.

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Rocket propellant module starting to come together.

We have just converted our drogue guns from using gas generators to compressed air fired units. Our SDR designed and built guns were perfect but we could not find suitably powered gas squibs to launch our deployment bolt from the gun to the desired distance behind our car. Our squibs were either way too powerful or too weak. Using compressed air and a Just Valves big bore electric solenoid, we now have this problem solved. We now also have the ability to turn the pressure up or down depending on race venue conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Often times the simplest method is the best method ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Great job. Innovation!

That works

Could you explain to a normal person what a drogue gun does ?

Is that what we call backyard engineering? Love it.

Coming to lunch today Rosco?

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A nice piece on whether the Budweiser Rocket Car went supersonic or not!A brief history of the Budweiser Rocket car and the controversy surrounding its claim to have gone supersonic. Sills and footage from unknown / uncredited so... ... See MoreSee Less

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They most certainly did something that's for sure, but the sound barrier? I doubt it.

Thanks for sharing my video - glad you enjoyed it!

zero quality data, 3 wheels not 4, only 1 pass not a 2nd in the opposite direction within the hour and no sonic boom. Stan Barrett although extremely brave is a fraud by claiming the sound barrier. personally in my mind, Andy Green was the first. the SSC met all the rules criteria, driven per the rules with accurate timing and produced a sonic boom. it's a no brainer in my book.

Close but no cigar..

Incredible run nonetheless

They did something right, it's in the Smithsonian.

Pretty sure the rules state 4 wheels are required to set official records

What do you think Rosco No sonic boom?

Great video!!

Great piece ๐Ÿค™

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Maybe Uber should sponsor?

Good luck go smash it rossco

Fantastic Rosco. Who is coming up with the 3 mill. Need to hit the mud

All the best Rossco

Hopefully a sponsor comes through soon. Canโ€™t wait to see it hit the salt.

Always good to see how far you are progressing your dream! Maybe you should connect with Richard Branson.

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Well done Eric Teboul. Shame ANDRA would never let me run my rocket bike in the 80s!Frenchman Eric Teboul pictured at this year's Santa Pod Festival of Power event with his hydrogen peroxide rocket powered bike which has set numerous records on the drag strips. ... See MoreSee Less

Well done Eric Teboul. Shame ANDRA would never let me run my rocket bike in the 80s!

 

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must be an awesome experience sitting on the start line in near silence then pushing the red button..... would be great to see it side by side with something like Jay Uptons top fuel bike just to compare

Is that single rocket powered bike rossco.

Sometimes Andra Suck! Just Sayna

Pure hydrogen peroxide is bloody dangerous though, worse than hydrazine.

Haven't been for a while but have seen side by side rocket car racing with Sammy Miller's Vanishing Point, and the Oxygen car some years ago at Santa Pod.. Have also seen Eric in action and I do find it incredible that he only dare use something like a quarter of the power. Imagination running your rocket bike and Eric's on the track at the same time, that would be some sight to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Great to have a visit from Senator Michaelia Cash, and thanks to MP Ian Goodenough for the introduction and your continued support for our project. We hope to make Australia proud. ๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

Great to have a visit from Senator Michaelia Cash, and thanks to MP Ian Goodenough for the introduction and your continued support for our project. We hope to make Australia proud. ๐Ÿ‘

 

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I wish you all the very best !

Kim Rosco Another true Australian Warrior.

did they stump up any money or are they being typical politicians pressing skin for a pre election photo op? I'm guessing the latter.

Great progress Rosco. ๐Ÿ‘

Hope they brought their cheque books with them. Make a call to Bill Shorten to make sure you get $$$$ promises from both sides so you're not backing the wrong horse. Good luck Rosco and hope Aussie dollars help fuel your mission to keep Australia proud of its achievements.

Hit it up Rosco.

Looking good mate, you and Sheryle have a wonderful Easter ๐Ÿฃ

Cameron France

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Nice write up by Len Fretwell in DIGGING & DRILLING's latest publication. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice write up by Len Fretwell in DIGGING & DRILLINGs latest publication.

 

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that shot really articulates the size of the car, incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

I never thought the car was actually this big. What a Colossus !! Can't wait to see this fired up !!

That is one AWESOME MACHEEEEENE. Hey Rosco , can I borrow it to slip down the shop to get the grand kids their Easter Eggs!?

Bill Lucas, check this out!!! Look at the size of this thing and 200,000 horsepower! Holy Crap! Go Australia!

Looks fantastic in that shot. Shows the true size of the vehicle ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

go rosco perth is behind ya

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It was great to catch up with an
old friend today, Air Vice Marshall Neil Smith (retired) with his lovely wife
Maria.
Neil was one of our best RAAF supporters, a guy who helped us source our ATAR Mirage engines and get them operational. He dropped in from our East Coast to check on the progress of our Aussie Invader 5R and to have a beer.
A brilliant man, and without his support we would have been waiting forever
to complete Aussie Invader 2.
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It was great to catch up with an
old friend today, Air Vice Marshall Neil Smith (retired) with his lovely wife
Maria. 
Neil was one of our best RAAF supporters, a guy who helped us source our ATAR Mirage engines and get them operational. He dropped in from our East Coast to check on the progress of our Aussie Invader 5R and to have a beer.
A brilliant man, and without his support we would have been waiting forever
to complete Aussie Invader 2.

If you watch the short video until the end, you will see the worldโ€™s fastest U-turn. Estimated Craig was travelling at 675mph at the time. We believe this was caused by the shock wave travelling down the car and causing lift on the large rear wheel supports. With Craig sitting so far forward, he was unable to feel this starting to happen. We hope to overcome this with our โ€œVโ€ shaped underbelly and the driver sitting two thirds of the way back.My tribute to Craig Breedlove - a true hotrodder and metal maestro if ever there was one. Originally I used John Parr's "St Elmo's Fire" as the soundtrack bu... ... See MoreSee Less

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I think some UK politicians have U Turned faster than that recently ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Craig Breedlove may find possibly the only lake in a million miles (if ever the Earth was that big) in a desert to sink a land speed record car in water, or at over 600mph look at a track at an unusual angle. But looking for inspiration and a good example to the words "never give up because in the end you'll get there". What a legend! Respects!

Yes crosswinds wouldnโ€™t have helped, but also that car would be going transonic and a large shockwave moving down the car would have also started to create lift.

The story I heard (I don't know if it's true) is that a gust of wind hit the tail and flipped the car.

There is something special about watching cars (& boats) travelling at speed - they are simply awe inspiring & the rooster tails are fascinating ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

There was also a cross wind on the run.

Plus youโ€™ve got a tail on the fin to counteract any lift ๐Ÿ‘

I believe there was also a misunderstanding of the magnitude of the cross wind according to the team

What happened to the car in later years? Clearly it was fast enough in these early runs.

Tony Shield

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Tank System Update - Rosco and team member Barry Fitzsimmons met with Kurt and Steve from Hardchrome Sales and received a tour of their huge and impressive workshop. โ€We have great confidence that the machining of the long aluminium tubes for the Propellant Module would not be a problem for themโ€, said Rosco.
Earlier Rosco talked to Jamie and Dave at Hallite about seals, etc. for the end caps and pistons, as they are going to make a set of custom designed seals & guides for the tank system.
Phill Pampling kindly offered to prepare the CAD drawings for the machining of these parts.
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Tank System Update - Rosco and team member Barry Fitzsimmons met with Kurt and Steve from Hardchrome Sales and received a tour of their huge and impressive workshop. โ€We have great confidence that the machining of the long aluminium tubes for the Propellant Module would not be a problem for themโ€, said Rosco. 
Earlier Rosco talked to Jamie and Dave at Hallite about seals, etc. for the end caps and pistons, as they are going to make a set of custom designed seals & guides for the tank system.
Phill Pampling kindly offered to prepare the CAD drawings for the machining of these parts.

 

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Well done Hardchrome Sales team

The technology and engineering involved in this project is amazing. History in the making.

1000 mph or bust.๐Ÿ

Aussie Invader 3 goes under the hammer, as part of the Gosford Motor Museum sale. Eventual price was $455k. ... See MoreSee Less

Aussie Invader 3 goes under the hammer, as part of the Gosford Motor Museum sale. Eventual price was $455k.

 

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Fond childhood memories hanging with my Dad & Roscoe ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บโค

Such a beautiful car, I loved every minute working on her with the most amazing team

Any news on who the buyer was yet?

I remember unloading her at Pearce and watching her run tests on rubber 7.50-16's against a Macchi She had the macchi beat at over 300 until it got airborne Hell of a lot of good memories

Hopefully it comes back over west.

She still looks good after all these years, 1 month in the paint shop at Parens , with Mike what a Artist.

Dang; beat me by $454,500...

Well done Rosco!

I thought you already sold this a year or so ago?

It should be 1 million if you compare it to exotic vehicles, wouldn't be surprised it cost that to develop

It will only pay for a fraction of the next conquest. What a machine. Be proud

A good price but sad to see.

Now there's an expensive addition to somebodys man cave...๐Ÿ˜„

Ian Warhurst / The Bloodhound Project (Bloodhound Land Speed Record) bought Bloodhoundssc Technical Centre for an undisclosed sum. It's gone to a great guy though, and looks like it is going to go much faster than the 200 mph or so it did at Newquay Aerodrome (limited by the English Electric Lightening tyres it was using).

Do you know where it's going to now?

What did it cost to build

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Demelza Sutton

Great interview Rosco. Would be so fantastic to run it in Australia but looks like no one can support you here. Sad โ˜น๏ธ

Very Good Interview - Mr McGlashan

Awsome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Thank you Ian Goodenough MP for your support. Our aim is to showcase our car to a wider audience, raise our projects profile and much needed funds to complete the car and mount our challenge.Rosco McGlashan of Mullaloo plans to showcase Australian innovation by displaying Aussie Invader 5 - his rocket powered car, at the upcoming World Expo in Dubai. Well done for promoting local Aussie ingenuity on the world stage!
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Thank you Ian Goodenough MP for your support. Our aim is to showcase our car to a wider audience, raise our projects profile and much needed funds to complete the car and mount our challenge.

 

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Well done Rosco great to see

Way to go Rosco ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

The efforts of Rosco and the Warbys, have done more to raise the international respect for Australian enterprise , than anything else. Does Australia award Knighthoods?

Great news for the true pioneers of speed and engineering .

Defo a job for the likes of QANTAS to get on board and get 'her on board'!

Ian gets involved in a lot going on in his area. Good guy to have flying the flag for you.

Just smash that record rossco we proud of u mate

All the bestRosco. Right Ian. Whereโ€™s the moolah.

Hope the local MP is able to kick in some $$$$ to help transport the whole show to Dubai. He's eager to benefit from appearing next to it, so he can pull some strings to ease your burden.

Go Rosco! World expo for a world record potential. Love it!

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Aussie Invader 5R - 10 years in the making, watch it all in 10 minutes! PLEASE SHARE.10 years in the making and soon to challenge for the World Land Speed Record, Aussie Invader 5R is a 52ft long rocket car currently under construction in Per... ... See MoreSee Less

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Ripper Roscoe, I was inspired to sign up the grandson for a selfie

Great video!

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For all you racers who have salt fever, please read.

This has been a huge job assembling this centre support of our propellant tanks framework. Very special thanks must go to Di Candilo Steel City, John D and Peter Walsh for supplying and laser cutting out the 6 leaf clovers which form the main structure of this support. Thanks must also go to Thomas Fabrication for the expert rolling of our tube seats and test circles, Brad Stacy for his brilliant welding work of this intricate construction, Baz Fitzsimmons for the great CAD design, and Air Liquide for the worldโ€™s best welding products, and of course the whole Aussie Invader Team for their input. ... See MoreSee Less

This has been a huge job assembling this centre support of our propellant tanks framework. Very special thanks must go to Di Candilo Steel City, John D and Peter Walsh for supplying and laser cutting out the 6 leaf clovers which form the main structure of this support. Thanks must also go to Thomas Fabrication for the expert rolling of our tube seats and test circles, Brad Stacy for his brilliant welding work of this intricate construction, Baz Fitzsimmons for the great CAD design, and Air Liquide for the worldโ€™s best welding products, and of course the whole Aussie Invader Team for their input.

 

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Good work well done.

Brilliant work Rosco - congrats for doing the righty and mentioning your supporting sponsors. That's the way to keep moving forwards with the project. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

How big did you say your Colt revolver was?

That's art.

Another work of art on the road to delivery !

How long before we see some times

Aussie Invader - 5R - ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

Nice work Peter Walsh..

Wow! Impressive!

The excitement also builds.

Happy to help ๐Ÿ‘

Top quality!

Really looking forward to seeing this beast run. Top quality engineering. (y)

Cant wait 2 c this run well done rossco

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Looking forward to watching this.A documentary about age without limits 82, 86 and 76 are the ages of our three protagonists whose lives are revolving around the Bonneville Speedweek, a land speedโ€ฆ ... See MoreSee Less

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If you are young, and watch these type of movie,, they,re inspirational. If like me, then its a little bit like looking into a mirror that shows a part of a single dimensional future. I,m 60, and I still ride a motorcycle,, either I have lots of years in front of me,, or it could end tomorrow,, but one should never give up doing what keeps you young.

Helen Allen Geoff Allen

Never to old to enjoy the dream

Yep looks awesome

Iโ€™ll get there one day

Looks awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Gemma Stratton

One of my heros!!!!!

Itโ€™s going to be GREAT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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โ€œSmithyโ€œ, aka famous WA cartoonist Greg Smith, has done us proud with this caricature of Aussie Invader 5R. ... See MoreSee Less

โ€œSmithyโ€œ, aka famous WA cartoonist Greg Smith, has done us proud with this caricature of Aussie Invader 5R.

Thomas Fabrications in Bayswater, Perth, have just completed an extremely precise fabrication job for our rocket engine's propellant system. These folks did a first class job on the rolling and forming of our cylinders seats, millimetre perfect. Thank you Brian, Rin and the mighty Crew at Thomas Fabrication. ... See MoreSee Less

Thomas Fabrications in Bayswater, Perth, have just completed an extremely precise fabrication job for our rocket engines propellant system. These folks did a first class job on the rolling and forming of our cylinders seats, millimetre perfect. Thank you Brian, Rin and the mighty Crew at Thomas Fabrication.

 

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Workshop looks familiar Anthony Warnock

Good stuff when does it look like you will be starting test runs etc been following you for quite a while now .

Trish, one of our team members is normally more at home flying an Airbus A380, but looks right at home in the drivers seat! ... See MoreSee Less

Trish, one of our team members is normally more at home flying an Airbus A380, but looks right at home in the drivers seat!

 

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She would be able to over take an airbus like it was standing still in that Rosco

Oi that's my seat lol

USA FOLLOWERS - The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R is being shown on Discovery Science channel - 21st February. ... See MoreSee Less

USA FOLLOWERS - The Impossible Engineering episode about Aussie Invader 5R is being shown on Discovery Science channel - 21st February.

 

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I just watched your show and it was awesome! Good luck and be safe!

What about us Aussie followers?

For these pioneers of land and water speed records nothing is impossible....and they are going to prove it with all safety related issues incorporated in the final design!!

Am watching now. Though I thought you were going to have attempted a run on the show. How disappointing.

Later this year David Warby will be going after the world water speed record. He is trying to up the record held by his father, Ken Warby, who has held it for Australia for over 40 years. We wish him all the best.

Spirit of Australia 2 - The Fastest Team on Water
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Thanks to Gary @ Jaycar/ RTM and Bryce @ DCRA we can now start with confidence and we are good to go for the 23rd of February at Taree. Come and join us for some kerosene fuelled fun. If all goes well we may have something extra special planned. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Heidi

at 80 years old still like to see records broken my best wishes.

What is the water speed record please ? And best of luck from the UK

Awesome ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„ The real deal!!!

Karin Mc Rae Mitch Blackshaw Benjamin Blackshaw

Ross Brown you in a few years!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…

Rohan Trusler

Steven try time a break from work to be there!

Bloodhound SSC | Aussie Invader, Bluebird K7 (it's rebuilt!) | Spirit 2 It's almost like we're mirroring ๐Ÿ˜‚

Allan Jeffery

Adam Wood

All the best guys.

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Great to have a visit from Lieutenant Sal Malone who is a Seahawk chopper instructor for our Navy, based in Nowra NSW. Sal is very interested in our car, project and team and was in town to pay us a visit and check on the progress of our exciting mission. She looked at home in the driver's seat and had to be forcefully removed. I was fortunate to have Sal instruct me in a Seahawk simulator in Nowra a couple of months ago, and with her fine tuition, I was able to land a Seahawk on a moving ship! It was a fantastic experience. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to have a visit from Lieutenant Sal Malone who is a Seahawk chopper instructor for our Navy, based in Nowra NSW. Sal is very interested in our car, project and team and was in town to pay us a visit and check on the progress of our exciting mission. She looked at home in the drivers seat and had to be forcefully removed. I was fortunate to have Sal instruct me in a Seahawk simulator in Nowra a couple of months ago, and with her fine tuition, I was able to land a Seahawk on a moving ship! It was a fantastic experience.

 

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I'm glad she felt at home ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cool, she's in the right job then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sign her up as the driver!

Rosco is she going to be the driver for the womens record

Landing a seahawk on a moving ship...the same as riding a motorbike through traffic on one wheel I suspect!

Be good to get the ADF to add some sponsorship, as they do in the US

I love the project Rossco and though I have only been a selfie supporter I like the way you present and inform us. I scratch my head how it can be so hard for you to raise the necessary support. Iโ€™ll bet that anyone that has had the privilege of sitting in that drivers seat would need forceful removal. Keep up the great work.

Go Sal!

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