JCCS 2017 in Long Beach

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Re: JCCS in Long Beach

Post by Byron510 » 27 Sep 2017 14:05

510rob wrote:
2DoorJim wrote:Turbine power generator in that RX7!
Yes, I just saw that as well. Very cool. It reminds me of the old Chrysler Patriot project for LeMans.

https://jalopnik.com/the-first-hybrid-r ... 1600307873
OK, I have to clear this up.

I see an electric motor, and a battery pack under the hatch...but wasn't really sure what was on the RH side of the motor.

Are you telling me the arrow is pointing at a turbine connected to a generator?
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Re: JCCS 2017 in Long Beach

Post by Idoxlr8 » 27 Sep 2017 14:34

Byron510 wrote:
510rob wrote:
2DoorJim wrote:Turbine power generator in that RX7!
Yes, I just saw that as well. Very cool. It reminds me of the old Chrysler Patriot project for LeMans.

https://jalopnik.com/the-first-hybrid-r ... 1600307873
OK, I have to clear this up.

I see an electric motor, and a battery pack under the hatch...but wasn't really sure what was on the RH side of the motor.

Are you telling me the arrow is pointing at a turbine connected to a generator?
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That looks like a Jetcat turbine used in Model planes and helicopters. No way possible it could sustain and power a vehicle unless it's used to charge a bank of batteries......very cool though.
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Re: JCCS 2017 in Long Beach

Post by Byron510 » 28 Sep 2017 05:44

Agreed. Love to see new variations of an old idea. I know little of how small gas turbines get, but from what I have read is that a turbine can be very efficient when held exactly at it's designed load range. They hate altering RPM which is why they didn't work in any automotive application - far too thirsty. But here where it's running a generator or alternator, it completely makes sense. And the battery pack as the buffer and as a storage device makes the package work.

Very cool indeed. Thanks OP for posting the photo and Dean for the response.

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Re: JCCS 2017 in Long Beach

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