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  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
    Rocket Bicycle World Record ǀ 333 km/h (207 mph) ǀ Rider: François Gissy
    On November 7th of 2014, on the Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France, I have reached a speed of 333 km/h on a rocket-propelled bicycle, after only 4.8 seconds of acceleration. A velocity of more than 300 km/h on a skinny and completely stripped bicycle, this is amazing, and a bit crazy! Who thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket under the saddle, could travel the quarter mile in less than 7 seconds? Some data: 0 to 333 km/h in 4.8 seconds Thrust: 4.51 kN / 460 kgf Peak acceleration: 3.05 g Average acceleration: 1.96 g Peak deceleration at rocket shutoff (due to the aerodynamic drag): -1.4 g I’d like to thank: Arnold Neracher The staff of the Circuit Paul Ricard TF1 Automoto Daily Planet - Discovery Channel / Exploration Production Inc. France Télévisions - France 3 Côte d’Azur / Var Éric Hélary Colombo Challenge And all people, friends and family who have helped me. Original music: Axel Guenoun http://www.axelguenoun.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FGissy You can watch here the video of the 261 km/h Water Rocket Trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1eQw4ycgQM I am looking for sponsors in order to build much more powerful, spectacular, and faster vehicles. Some amazing projects are waiting to become a reality. © All rights reserved - 2014, 2017: It is forbidden to download this video and upload it anywhere in any form. Please embed or share this video, or copy/paste the URL. © Tous droits réservés - 2014, 2017 : Il est interdit de télécharger puis de remettre en ligne cette vidéo sous quelque forme que ce soit. Veuillez intégrer ou partager cette vidéo, ou copier/coller l’URL.
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
    261 kph WATER ROCKET TRIKE ǀ 0-100 kph in 0.55 second (5.1g) ǀ Rider: François Gissy
    Disclaimer: This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615 Many of us had the opportunity to launch small rockets made from soda bottles filled with water and compressed air. Using this very simple principle and with some rainwater, I have reached 261 km/h (162.2 mph) on a homemade trike, while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62.15 mph) in 0.551 second (the average acceleration during the first 852 milliseconds, which was the elapsed time needed to cover the first 60 feet (18.288 meters), was 50.3868 metres per second squared or 5.138 g). This video was shot on the Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in France. Here is the longer video, with some alternative angles, slow motion, + bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXnyTA5Rak Some previous tests, conducted a few weeks before, at slower speeds (145, 219 and 245 km/h): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNf2WmH7mFU You might also be interested to watch the video of the 333 km/h (207 mph) rocket-propelled bicycle run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FGissy I would like to thank all people who helped to make this possible: COMERA (Precision Machining / Mécanique de précision / Outillages / Prototypes) 95 rue Général de Gaulle, 68470 Ranspach, France P&L RACING http://www.plracing.net/ https://www.facebook.com/aemitalia/ PortaTree Drag Racing Timing Equipment operated by Dr Lorenzo Lauro of P&L RACING I am using a VBOX Video HD2 from RACELOGIC, the expert in automotive data loggers http://www.racelogic.co.uk Skeed http://www.skeed.eu The staff of the Circuit Paul Ricard http://www.circuitpaulricard.com/ And all the other people who have helped me! Original soundtrack composed by Yohann Henry https://yohannhenry.wordpress.com/ I am looking for sponsors in order to build much more powerful, spectacular, and faster vehicles. Some amazing projects are waiting to become a reality. © François Gissy - All rights reserved - 2017: It is forbidden to download this video and upload it anywhere in any form. Please embed or share this video, or copy/paste the URL. © François Gissy - Tous droits réservés - 2017 : Il est interdit de télécharger puis de remettre en ligne cette vidéo sous quelque forme que ce soit. Veuillez intégrer ou partager cette vidéo, ou copier/coller l’URL.
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
    WATER ROCKET TRIKE: Eco-Friendly Dragster ǀ Long Version + Bonus
    Disclaimer: This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615 Many of us had the opportunity to launch small rockets made from soda bottles filled with water and compressed air. Using this very simple principle and with some rainwater, I have reached 261 km/h (162.2 mph) on a homemade trike, while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62.15 mph) in 0.551 second (the average acceleration during the first 852 milliseconds, which was the elapsed time needed to cover the first 60 feet (18.288 meters), was 50.3868 metres per second squared or 5.138 g). This video was shot on the Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in France. You can watch here the main video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1eQw4ycgQM Some previous tests, conducted a few weeks before, at slower speeds (145, 219 and 245 km/h): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNf2WmH7mFU You might also be interested to watch the video of the 333 km/h (207 mph) rocket-propelled bicycle run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FGissy I would like to thank all people who helped to make this possible: COMERA (Precision Machining / Mécanique de précision / Outillages / Prototypes) 95 rue Général de Gaulle, 68470 Ranspach, France Gissy - Tous droits réservés - 2017 : Il est interdit de télécharger puis de remettre en ligne cette vidéo sous quelque forme que ce soit. Veuillez intégrer ou partager cette vidéo, ou copier/coller l’URL. P&L RACING http://www.plracing.net/ https://www.facebook.com/aemitalia/ PortaTree Drag Racing Timing Equipment operated by Dr Lorenzo Lauro of P&L RACING I am using a VBOX Video HD2 from RACELOGIC, the expert in automotive data loggers http://www.racelogic.co.uk Skeed http://www.skeed.eu The staff of the Circuit Paul Ricard http://www.circuitpaulricard.com/ And all the other people who have helped me! Original soundtrack composed by Yohann Henry https://yohannhenry.wordpress.com/ I am looking for sponsors in order to build much more powerful, spectacular, and faster vehicles. Some amazing projects are waiting to become a reality. © François Gissy - All rights reserved - 2017: It is forbidden to download this video and upload it anywhere in any form. Please embed or share this video, or copy/paste the URL. © François Gissy - Tous droits réservés - 2017 : Il est interdit de télécharger puis de remettre en ligne cette vidéo sous quelque forme que ce soit. Veuillez intégrer ou partager cette vidéo, ou copier/coller l’URL.
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
    WATER ROCKET TRIKE ǀ Previous tests at 145 km/h, 219 km/h and 245 km/h
    Disclaimer: This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615 These are the three first runs of the water trike, conducted on an old airfield a few weeks before the 261 km/h run. Very first test of this trike: 145 km/h (90 mph) Second test: 219 km/h (136 mph) Third test: 245 km/h (152 mph) You can watch here the fastest run I have made with this water trike, at 261 km/h (162 mph): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1eQw4ycgQM Here is the longer video of the 261 km/h run, with some alternative angles, slow motion, + bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXnyTA5Rak You might also be interested to watch the video of the 333 km/h (207 mph) rocket-propelled bicycle run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FGissy I would like to thank all people who helped to make this possible: COMERA (Precision Machining / Mécanique de précision / Outillages / Prototypes) 95 rue Général de Gaulle, 68470 Ranspach, France Skeed http://www.skeed.eu And all the other people who have helped me! Original soundtrack composed by Yohann Henry https://yohannhenry.wordpress.com/ I am looking for sponsors in order to build much more powerful, spectacular, and faster vehicles. Some amazing projects are waiting to become a reality. © François Gissy - All rights reserved - 2017: It is forbidden to download this video and upload it anywhere in any form. Please embed or share this video, or copy/paste the URL. © François Gissy - Tous droits réservés - 2017 : Il est interdit de télécharger puis de remettre en ligne cette vidéo sous quelque forme que ce soit. Veuillez intégrer ou partager cette vidéo, ou copier/coller l’URL.
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?
  • A 0-62 in 0.55 seconds. What sorcery is this?