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Diary Notice - Sun 12 Feb 9.30 - 11.30 am 10/2/2012

Willetton SHS students design vital components for 1000mph rocket-car


This Sunday 12 February, a group of year 12 Willetton SHS engineering students will begin a project of a lifetime at the Aussie Invader workshop in Mullaloo – designing key components of the world’s most powerful car.

The session is part of their term one engineering projects – to design several vital components for the 1000 mph rocket-car, Aussie Invader 5R.

The students will be working with Australian motor legend, and driving force behind Aussie Invader, Rosco McGlashan, to design six systems essential for the rocket-car to achieve a supersonic speed of 1000 mph and smash the world land speed record.

The systems are:

  • Performance Spread Sheets
  • Cockpit Ergonomics
  • Skid Brakes
  • Air Brakes
  • Canard Wing Design
  • Wheel Design

Vision – there is opportunity to see the students working with Rosco on this truly unique and groundbreaking engineering venture; to take measurements, photos and calculations and discuss the importance of the vital components they will be designing.

The Aussie Invader/Willetton SHS partnership is an excellent example of how Aussie Invader 5R can be used as an education tool, inspiring students to solve real-life engineering problems.

Willetton SHS engineering teacher Brett Boughton, and principle Chris Booth, will accompany the students on the day.

Further information on Aussie Invader 5R and the world land speed record attempt is available at:

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Mathew Jewkes
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