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All-Electric 'Buckeye Bullet' Shoots for 400 MPH

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78RPM
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78RPM   9/11/2014 10:51:51 PM
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Thank you for mentioning Craid Breedlove.  I once knew a guy who knew Breedlove.  The guy who knew Breedlove and worked on the vehicle with him won 1st national prize in the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild in somewhere around 1964/1965 when I went to Detroit as a Regional winner.  I Googled Craig Breedlove and discovered that he is still doing that stuff.  Amazing!  Breedlove was using rocket/jet engines (thrust), right?

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78RPM   9/11/2014 10:42:27 PM
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But, Charles, and others,  What about the motor windings themselves?  This sounds like they have turned an electric utility's generator into a motor and mounted it into a vehicle. How big does that have to be?  Of course, it can melt down in less than 60 seconds and who cares after that?  Record achieved.

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Charles Murray   9/11/2014 5:44:40 PM
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Excellent question, 78rpm. The OSU team had to make special accommodations to handle all that current through the bus bars and the electronics system. The main accommodation was the use of eight separate battery packs, each with their own electronic controls. That way, they divided the current into 8 X 425A.

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jameslewis@comcast.net   9/11/2014 9:46:36 AM
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Ask Craig Breedlove what he thinks of sush a Fast Vehicle.  I believe he is the world record holder.

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Elizabeth M   9/11/2014 8:36:25 AM
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Wishing success to the team! What an interesting-looking vehicle. A lot of thought obviously has gone into the design; hopefully the trip will be a success.

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patb2009   9/11/2014 12:05:56 AM
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This is some very high end tech push, for anyone who doubts the performance

of electric cars.

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patb2009   9/11/2014 12:04:51 AM
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i imagine they built busbars and then attached lots of big cables to it.

 

 

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Cabe Atwell   9/10/2014 6:47:37 PM
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That would be something to see. It amazes me that it could travel that fast but is it as quiet as a Prius?

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78RPM   9/10/2014 3:05:43 PM
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I'm wondering what the conductors are made of and how big they are to take 3400 Amps.

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Greg M. Jung   9/10/2014 9:09:22 AM
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Good luck to the OSU team for a successful, safe attempt on this record.  Impressive technology being developed for this vehicle.

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