25 May 2018

High-End Engine Mapping

Some fine tuning on Helical’s self-built Supercar was needed recently, to further improve the Engine Mapping at the higher-end of the rev counter, which was required to be done at high speeds in the top gears.

Helical's Own built supercar testing on the Bruntingthorpe runway

The Team ventured out to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground for High-End engine mapping, where there’s a luxurious 2 mile straight runway.

Useful additional engine data was captured to log more points on the Power Curve graph, plus it took the aerodynamic testing to a new level as we topped 180mph, with only 1 bar Boost Pressure, so the targeted 218mph seems well achievable.

Helical's supercar next to a Nimrod aircraft at Bruntingthorpe

The Rear Spoiler needed re-angling & re-positioning, so more aero tests are due shortly, to get ever closer to the ultimate performance & balance that we’re striving for.