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Old 04-12-2007, 09:21 PM   #16
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Guys...the car in the pictures and video is setup with a Mabushi motor. Gearing on the car could also be very conservative, hence the reason for such a slow speed. You put a really good stock motor an perhaps better gear ratio than stock, you get better perhaps more realistic results.

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svt, doesn't matter what motor you put in there - 30W will always be pathetic.
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looks so primitive and dated
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you failed to notice the silver can motor smart one

pop a 7x1 and let the furr fly
Yes and watch the run times become quite NORMAL....dunce.
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I'd LOVE to see one flip though. BOOOMMM! bits of canister everywhere. give it 10 years it might be better though. hell, you could put propane in the tanks instead mwuhahaha. (or just strap a firework to the body shell)
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:05 AM   #21
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oh yeah what they dont mension is that you need electricity to make the hydrogen (electrolysis)
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Saw this about a year ago. It won't source enough current to run a decent motor.

The notion that this is "clean energy" is not exactly correct. It does take power to make the hydrogen (there is more than one way) and a large percentage of our power comes from coal.

I think that if you consider milliwatt hours in vs. milliwatt hours out both NiMh and LiPo outperform anything else that we can get at the moment. Add the more efficient BL motors and we're actually pretty good.
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:14 AM   #23
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Yes, it does take electricity to make the hydrogen. However it takes energy to produce gasoline from crude oil as well. The point to Hydrogen technology though is that it takes LESS energy to make hydrogen than it does to produce gas. So in comparison it is "green".

Actually, if you look at their other products they have a solar powered Hydrogen refuling station. So, that would make it substantially more "green".
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:07 AM   #24
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Yes, it does take electricity to make the hydrogen. However it takes energy to produce gasoline from crude oil as well. The point to Hydrogen technology though is that it takes LESS energy to make hydrogen than it does to produce gas. So in comparison it is "green".

Actually, if you look at their other products they have a solar powered Hydrogen refuling station. So, that would make it substantially more "green".
yeah true. but what if you're doing an indoor race? where does the light come from? electricity. where does that come from? probably coal. what gets that to the power station? diesel or petrol or something of the sort. see how it goes? and if you dont want to get the refueling station then you will ALWAYS be using fossil fuels, just like you do to charge you batteries, only less efficient.
dont get me wrong though its a great idea.
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Uh.....I don't like it
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Come on guys,
are all on road guys haters or anything new or different.
I really don't know what this thing is, resembles back to the future. if it is a fuel cell powerd car you would only need some hydrogen cannisters to recharge it. keep in mind that this is how all our space vehicles are powered.
the hydrogen passes thru a screen and produces electricity and h20 (water)
probably just enough to make the track slippery for the guy directly behind. But i'm sure there are ways to recycle the water back into the system.

I enjoy new technology, and like the concept of this car BUT I
Hate the conversion cost$$$$
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Yes, it does take electricity to make the hydrogen. However it takes energy to produce gasoline from crude oil as well. The point to Hydrogen technology though is that it takes LESS energy to make hydrogen than it does to produce gas. So in comparison it is "green".

Actually, if you look at their other products they have a solar powered Hydrogen refuling station. So, that would make it substantially more "green".
DR, don't confuse them with the facts, they've already made up their minds.. and don't tell them that there are virtually no harmful by products emitted in the process or that you can make electricity in dozens of other ways with existing technology that is cost effective and non greenhouse gas producing... hat said the current crop of hybrids are a joke and a big time waste of money... fords focus get 40mpg and is certified as a pzev in some states and costs like $14K same with the corolla..
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:44 PM   #28
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I think they may be onto something...bio fuels are a MUCH better alternative. Still producing gas (and therefore all the emissions) and it's more expensive to produce than crude based products. The only way it's a viable option is with the massive government subsidies.

Yeah...the biggest hurdles to changing the way the US drives will be:

1. Ignorance
2. Convincing people they don't need 380 horses
3. Ignorance
4. Convincing people they don't need a Hummer (also known as ignorance)
5. Ignorance

Don't know who said but, "can't fix stupid."
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I think Al Gore ordered 10 of them. One for each of his houses.
That is funny Jack!!
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...Yeah...the biggest hurdles to changing the way the US drives will be:
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2. Convincing people they don't need 380 horses
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But I LIKE all those horses! Don't tell me I can't have them !!! Well, actually, I can't afford them anyway... can't afford to gas them up anyway... oh, oh yeah - that's why I race RC cars instead !!!
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