Just a quick up date. i was contacted by the guys over at HSC Ceramics (for those of you who don't know, are the people supplying me with bearings to break this world record) they wanted to let me know that they are custom machining up some parts for the new wheels i got from the guys over at ProLine Performance Racing. you see they have to make the bearings fit an 8mm axle because that is the size of a standard skateboard truck axle. which i am using to set this record.
Hopefully they guys will be able to get me some photos to show you guys. i look forward to seeing what they come up with. i can't thank them enough for everything they have already done. if you got a minute go check them out. they do some awesome bearings. i should know, i run them on all my boards.
what a busy busy couple of weeks i have the good news is i have been in contact with some aeronautical engineers that might be keen to help me get my board as aerodynamic as possible. which would be great considering the speeds i am looking at doing. and not becoming airborne.
so to begin with before any wind tunnel testing can begin and to see what they could possibly do they requested some pictures. these are the first full length pictures i have taken of the board with me on it. the photos are low as to give an idea of the angle of attack from the winds perspective.
you will see in the one below that it is the front perspective from the middle of the board.
the picture below gives the perspective from the middle of the engines
the picture below gives the port side view of the board. believe me the starboard is exactly the same
The last picture below shows just how close my head is to the turbines and how wide the board is.