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How long before this technology can be used at a track?

Old 09-30-2010, 02:57 PM
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I am sure many have seen this, but I thought it was pretty amazing and would share with those that have not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgBYQh4zC2Y
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Originally Posted by JMYBFFT View Post
I am sure many have seen this, but I thought it was pretty amazing and would share with those that have not.
wowwww, it could make batteries extinct! Or at the very least I won't have to charge my r/c anymore, we could run laps continuously until forever

edit: I was thinking, everyone would probably have some sort of cancer or defect by the time they're 25.
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Originally Posted by Weazsel View Post
wowwww, it could make batteries extinct! Or at the very least I won't have to charge my r/c anymore, we could run laps continuously until forever

edit: I was thinking, everyone would probably have some sort of cancer or defect by the time they're 25.
I'm sure people thought the same thing about wireless telephones.
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Personally I just want better battery tech, Lipo is pretty crappy.
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Originally Posted by Metla View Post
Personally I just want better battery tech, Lipo is pretty crappy.
Beats the hell out of what we had to run in the 1980's. At least it's progression.
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that would be awesome. You would save on having to buy batteries yet you would spend twice or three time the amount of money on parts because you would be able to run ur rc forever. So diff, shocks, tires, would wear out 10 times faster and so would electronic too. LOL
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Originally Posted by Metla View Post
Personally I just want better battery tech, Lipo is pretty crappy.
haha,
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Beats the hell out of what we had to run in the 1980's. At least it's progression.
Not by much when its spread over 30 years and it has significant downsides.
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But the wattage to run a R/C namely 1/8th's would be a lot more than any TV. Having that much em in the air maybe bad for your pacemaker, cell phones, cards and your hair. http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/02/...with-your.html Plus with all the pluses you would get in the felid, from high and low speeds, I would think it would crash or burst in to flame.. That is why there are so many caps on esc now days.

Now one under the floor to power my TV or under the pit tables to power the chagers. Way cool.
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run it under the entire track. I could see somewhere in the near (5 years) future someone with a carpet track at a hobby expo racing cars with no batterys. There was a post on rcgroups (i will see if I can dig it up) with the same idea but it was kinda kept under wraps.
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now the real kicker is like on the phones where he has an interface on the back that plugs into the phone, Lets say you built a track yourself with this tech, then hand out the interface module that would be the size of a lipo to fit in the oem battery tray with no mods to the car (or nicads for you old guys) in your car so it would be plug and play with any car, and anyone can show up with there own stuff and race.
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The thing they fail to mention is the horrible efficiency of this system. To power that 100W tv they are probably using 1500W of RF power. As he said, this stuff is not new. It is simply a high frequency, air core transformer.
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http://www.teslascience.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Coil

For you who like reading.
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I wouldn't mind seeing this use for your transmiters. How many times has yours gone dead no the stand.
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Originally Posted by Metla View Post
Personally I just want better battery tech, Lipo is pretty crappy.
Get real, go back to the early 90's when you payed $80 for a 1200mah battery that you could run once a day if you wanted it to live, meaning you had to have 4 packs to get through the day if planned to practice at all. Then run zero practice laps before the race because you were lucky to make a 4 min. main with a mod motor that would be as fast as a modern day 27t. Still gonna tell me lipos are crappy.. you must be young......
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