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I must say that I don't know exactly what the question you have is, but I love the idea and the website is, if not overly informative, certainly intriguing.
I think the best way to find out more about how they can generate 2000v and make such massive power is to contact the race team directly. I would explain that you are not a competitor, but a fan and are really interested in what they do and how they do it. Since the sport is still in its infancy, I imagine they will be eager to talk about it.
Applying my knowledge of DC electronics and making a lot of supposition, I see a few problems going from the drag strip to a long distance truck. First, a drag car only needs to travel 1/4 mile on a charge. This allows the use of lightweight, fast discharge batteries. Second, the charge time of the batteries is unimportant, it could take a charge over a period of days and be sufficient for its purpose. Third, longevity of a motor wound for speed v. one wound for durability. Much like funny engines, I suspect these motors have a very short life expectancy.
I understand that you will have a charging system on board, powered (I would imagine) by diesel; much like a diesel/electric locomotive. I think the issue is more in finding suitable batteries, than an appropriate motor.
You will need a battery system that charges quickly and offers a long discharge cycle. This is out of my realm of knowledge, but I am very interested in what you are doing.
If you are anywhere near Houston, I would love to drop in and see the project.
Along similar lines, what do you think about the abstract idea I have? Specifically, fitting hydrogen fuel cell power plants to huge ocean liners. They could be 100% emission free, more reliable, and with the amount of fuel oil they burn, the cost would likely offset in a few years.Sorry, I know that I am the one who is supposed to answer questions, but it seems like you have a visionary mind for reducing the dependence on petroleum for shipping.
Just noticed that your area code puts you in the Austin area, that is pretty cool too.
Let me know if it is okay to drop you an e-mail on my personal time. All the Best,Stephen
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the problem is that 18 wheel trucks operate on speed for gears , the electric drive train operates at a constant power one speed , using a transmission to vary speeds , like an 18 wheel truck engine, i built my frist proto type , a 71 chevy surburban , it got 97mpg at hyw speeds only 55-70 mph , there is a way to establish a conatant power from a generator , then run the voltage direct at a constant , no batteries , system works at predetermind speeds only , 188.8.131.52 , outside of these , speeds the system does not work , and your truck is just a normal truck , if i take a load from dallas to chicago , i do not lose my money getting in and out of dallas , i lose my money on the open hwy in between , think of it this way , when the truck is at hwy speeds ,the engine switches to powering a generator , the dc motor kicks in and powers the truck , in 1974 porsche did a study , it takes 285hp to create 65mph , the car needs 85hp to matain 65mph , my system matains speed ,it does not create it , it is a cruise control , because of the value of the 30-40 mpg 18 wheel truck , estamatied at 65 billion dollars , i need help , with design , specs , launauge , of the patents , expertise far beyound my level , would be willing to share inventor stauts , thx
yes , your answer was great , i was worried about those motors , my origanal design is reliable , but much heavier , just for the record , i have already built a flex power sytem in a 71 chevy suburban , it gets 97 mpg at 70 mph at hwy speeds only, 55-70 mph ,
my flex power system is a hwy power boost system , it is designed for an 18 wheel truck , i already have lawyers , at no cost , they are going to take a piece of the patents ,
yes , a 30-40 mpg 18 wheel truck can be done /// , and is worth 65 billion dollars , why do you think the lawyers want a piece , i need to find help in the patent designs , specs , launguage , far better expertise than i can do , i am running an add in the texas am newspaper trying to recruit , a 3-4 yr engineneering student , to do better drawings , the lawyers want me to build a new proto type , that makes a statment , yes the super truck can be built/
great answer , the lawyers warned me , that there will be allot of offers from people , who want to make my flex power system , never come to market , the super truck is my lives work and one day you will see it on the news , wait till i prove everyone wrong about there holy bible of a perpetual machine , yes i can control my greed , help my country, and Americas truckers , so because i am willing to take less money from the manufactures , this is where everyone calls me an idiot , what they do not get is that the RAM JET CRUISER , is right behind the super truck , it is a 747 that travels in the water , at speeds of 200 mph at a depth of 1000 ft , i built the ram jet engine 30 yrs ago,
but , electric motors , generators , pto systems , hydraulic drives motors, were not good enough , but now they are , so i am going to launch a global ipo , to start [
[ TRANS-OCEANIC-AIR ] I was just contacted by a professor at the Texas transportation institute , they want a meeting with me maybe i just got the break i have been waiting for ?