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Old 12-14-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Hydrogen Fuel Cell R/C Car (H-Cell)

Anyone seen this yet?? I saw this yesterday online and I just HAD to post it here. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. A company called Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies has developed a power pack for a 1/10 Scale Electric R/C car that fits perfectly into the Tamiya TT-01 chassis. Check out the full review and videos of the car in action here at http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/rc.htm . I've loaded the pics to my flickr site here. The damn thing is rediculously expensive, but I like where they're going with this...

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Old 12-14-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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that looks pretty cool, but could you imagime if people didnt know what they were doing and blew up one of those hydrogen cells. it wouldnt be pretty
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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this was a thread a while ago. 30 watts though? thats nothing! its about 4 amps at 7.2 volts! as soon as they make it better it may take off. otherwise, no.
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I don't want to dog technology but Fuel-Cells are pointless for transportation.

1: Hydrogen have 1/6th the power density of gasoline meaning you need 6 times more volume to achieve the same results.
2: Since hydrogen is also less dense, to transport this gas through a pipeline you would need subway sized tunnels to replace 1meter pipes in use now for petrol.
4. Since hydrogen is restricted to being locally produce and not ideal for pipelines the electrolysis needed is very inefficient. Charging batteries would yield better efficiency.
3: Fuel cells need platinum, whine is really expensive and rare. Meaning at most fuel cells will remain a novelty not a replacement for either Batteries or I.C.E.
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