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ROCKET BIKE 1/4 MILE AT SANTA POD RACEWAY

Eric Teboul was at Santa Pod Raceway for the Ultimate Street Car event, on his hydrogen peroxide rocket bike. I filmed one of his two runs, where he put in a time of 5.64 @ 220mph, into a really strong head wind. The best runs I found online for Eric, are a 5.12 @ 264mph, although another run shows he has done 286mph. I don't think there is a quicker or faster bike on the planet over the 1/4 mile. I did a bit more digging and came up with the following info. How does a hydrogen peroxide rocket bike work? The simplest rocket is the monopropellant rocket. It works in the following way: * The liquid hydrogen peroxide is fed with high pressure from a tank to a chamber filled with a decomposition catalyst. * The decomposition catalyst causes the hydrogen peroxide to decompose into water steam and oxygen. Heat is released by the reaction. The temperature of the formed gas mixture is about 650 degree C. * After passing through the catalyst chamber the hot, high pressure gas mixture is released through a rocket nozzle. * The velocity of the gas flow after the nozzle becomes well over 1000 m/s and gives the rocket a considerable reaction force thrust. One thing to note, is that once the rocket is lit, there is no turning it off. Eric has to calculate the exact amount of hydrogen peroxide to use, so that he gives himself enough time to slow down in the space provided. (i.e how long is the run off area after the finish). If Eric was to put too much in, he would continue into the field at the far end of Santa Pod. He therefore uses enough fuel to cover approx 1000ft to enable him to safely stop in time. If given enough space this bike, would run in the 4's at over 300mph !!! Please like the videos, subscribe, check out my facebook page and contact me if you are looking for a video of your vehicle. I may just have one :) https://www.facebook.com/VeeDubRacing COPYRIGHT WARNING: You do not have permission to download and re-upload our videos anywhere in any form. You can click the share button on YouTube for that, or copy/paste the URL to social media
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