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  • whatruslakin whatruslakin Mar 7, 2008 6:27 PM Flag

    C2 - C5 - C10 ??

    It is that easy. The engineers are making it to complicated. Chrysler made a turbine race car called the Patriot many years ago. It used a turbine that spun a large flywheel. The wheel was the way they stored the energy. It was called a kinetic energy storage device. The problem was it spun so fast if it exploded it would dissinegrate the car. They had to make it out of carbon fiber. The turbine car they made in 1964 would melt the bumpers of the cars behind them. But they didn't have NiCad battrery technology back then. Also they could combine it with a small fuel cell to make use of the heat from the exhaust. Because no one makes these small units it is hard to experiment. You can't buy a turbine like on that motorcycle because it is a 100k military unit made to fly helicopters. We don't need high tech engines like that for a car.

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