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Re: Final drive

Subject: Re: Final drive
From: John Beckett <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 15:03:11 -0400

Interesting concept with a lot of possibilities. I don't know much about
electric motors, but I would assume that HP is HP. So my question would be
can you develope the 1,400 to 1,500 plus HP needed to go 400 MPH in a liner?

John Beckett

At 11:53 PM 4/11/99 EDT, wrote:
>       Anybody know about the dynos that use electric load cells for 
>resistance? The must generate a lot of current, and than use a shunt? to
>generator?  What if you drove electric motor with the power? Sort of like a 
>diesel-electric locomotive but more of a Nitro-electric liner. In a multi 
>engine car like Steen's it might make sense.   No clutch or transmission or 
>rear drive. Engines can be set quite low in chassy without any weird gear 
>drives to rear end. Driver not in way of drive shaft. No clutch linkage or 
>                               I'm going to call a friend that works in the 
>generator shop at United Air Lines.                                            
>                       Rich Fox

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