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Old 02-11-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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think this is real or not?

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=27484

if so the middle east would become useless.

but makes me think of other odd ideas. why not put an air compressor in the car that runs off a gas generator?? than you could go alot further in theory yes?

im skeptical. how could burning gasoline to compress air to drive a piston be more efficient than burning the gasoline to drive the piston itself? maybe it can be, but thats the 1st thing that comes to my mind.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:08 AM   #2
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You dont use gasoline to compress air. Air compressors run off of electricity.
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70mph top speed, 120mile range... 10-15 mins to re-air? hmmm not too bad
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You dont use gasoline to compress air. Air compressors run off of electricity.
okay, but you can use a generator to make electricity from the gas, yes?
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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I don't think the gas makes the electricity, it just powers the machine to generate the electricity, has something to do with circuts and breakers or something like that not real sure though.
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naw, its basicly an alternator.

the gas turns a piston which turns a gear, which spins a magnet, there is a pickup that turns the spinning of the magnet into electricity. this is the same as the magneto on a bike or car. my only guess is that using a generator to make electricity isnt cost effective, only for emergencies.
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air pressure is created by compressing air in a chamber that doesn't expand....

so a smalled gasoline engine is being used to compress and create pressure in a chamber to drive the vehicle...
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