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PostPosted: Mon 11. Mar 2013 03:06 
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Joel, LeNoir wrote:
VERY interesting. Got some pics of some caps? Would solve quite a few problems I am finding placing batteries in my 66-68 can-am cars. Not so easy placing a full interror & a battery. No battery at all I like. Caps could be placed as space is avallible. Pit or run out of "gas" I love.

Side note..... My 60's F1 cars would become possible too....... :yes


Caps available in lots of shapes:

http://www.mouser.com/Passive-Component ... _/N-5x76s/

But probably around 25mm x 40-50mm would be what is chosen, need 4 of them most likely.

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PostPosted: Wed 20. Mar 2013 01:41 
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What about using the motor as a generator? Then could never need to stop.

MustLook into this more. Seems promising.


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PostPosted: Wed 20. Mar 2013 03:08 
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Which motor? The one in the magracing car?

Very hard to do. Supercapacitors can be charged more quickly than batteries, hence their use in pitstop-type scenarios. The only problem is having conductors stout enough to hold the current.

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PostPosted: Wed 22. May 2013 04:44 
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The future of energy storage is not batteries, but super capacitors. The inventor of a new nano tech super capacitor, an 18-year old girl from California, was recently awarded $50 000 from Intel for a device that can be fully charged in 20 seconds and take 10 000 cycles. A typical modern LiPo or LiIon battery in comparison takes about one hour to charge and can stand only around 1 000 cycles.



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PostPosted: Thu 5. Jun 2014 17:31 
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I have been thinking along these lines for many years now, but I was not waving it around, because I thought @ some point I might be able to exploit the idea. As I have come to find out in the years following my initial idea to do this; it had already been done before!! Now, why it never took off and bacame a staple eluded me until now! Now, I see that the main hold up was not the principle of inductence itself, but the lack of a super capacitor and also I think the rare earth magnets contribute quite allot to the power output making it more of a possibility!

I saw an ad for a car set that was marketed by Heathkit in the 60's(?) that ran by inductance; my grasp of it was that they had a magnets or a coil or something in the base of the track and that charged the car as it passed over the top of it. The problem with their set was just the times, because the IC's and Digital/RC technology to control the steering and the throttle had not really been developed yet, So I am not 100% on how it worked exactly????

I watched a few of the video's there and it certainly looks like something you could really retro fit to the car!!???

I am sure Wes is all over this already!! ;)


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