Started by Michael_Rolls, July 26, 2017, 07:15:22 am
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Quote from: paulinfrance on August 27, 2017, 06:43:17 amIt's funny that 'we' modellers are babbling along about Electric cars to save the world from pollution, but why can't we run our petrol guzzlers on alcohol/methanol ?.
Quote from: itsme on August 27, 2017, 07:44:30 amPetrol guzzlers? I get around twice or more flights from a gallon of petrol (£7) that I did from my Mokis on Duraglo 5 (£16) Thats four time cheaper....
Quote from: paulinfrance on August 27, 2017, 11:22:45 am I am talking about cars,,,
Quote from: paulinfrance on August 27, 2017, 19:07:12 pmFunny, No one has come up with Paraffin, it's less than 1€ a litre over here, and turbines run on it,so you could chuck one under the bonnet with an alternator on it charging the battery, as for pollution C°2 and all of those nasty things, it must be really clean,,
Quote from: FrankS on August 28, 2017, 08:22:04 amDidn't Jaguar show a concept hybrid just like this, but part of the issue is that small turbines aren't that efficient, have you seen ho much fuel a jet model uses on a single flight, turbines are better when they are bigger, and very efficient when used in a combined cycle, where the exhaust is used to produce steam for power generation and if on natural gas very clean and about the lowest fossil fuel CO2 emissions possible.Also i like the smell of a model jet engine running on paraffin, but shoppers in the high street might not be as appreciative
Quote from: Gaspin on August 29, 2017, 09:37:43 amone would hope that by 2040 car driving will be a thing of the past and transport vehicles will all be autonomous, save for some form of car racing with human drivers to remind us just how poor we are in driving judgement. Recharging if required would also be autonomous with the vehicle going off to get charged by itself, while the passengers transfer to another autonomous pod to complete the journey.
Quote from: itsme on August 29, 2017, 10:54:27 amHow about the thousands and thousands of tradesmen transporting goods and tools around? Or wont we need those by then? These ideas are always worked out as if everyone worked in an office...
Quote from: paulinfrance on August 29, 2017, 11:27:30 am Do you mean the ones that never turn up, are 4 hours late, are putting a clamp on your car, or are robbing your house ?.
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on August 29, 2017, 11:37:41 amI remember another vision - back in the 50s - that would do away with cars. We were all going to have personal sort of mini-helicopters that would enable us to go anywhere we wanted - no more traffic jams, etc.. That worked out wellMike
Quote from: FrankS on August 29, 2017, 13:38:26 pmhttp://workhorse.com/surefly and it's a hybrid too.
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on August 29, 2017, 15:55:39 pmLove it - and who amongst us can't afford a measly $200,000?Mike
Quote from: FrankS on August 29, 2017, 17:48:00 pmAnd when cars were introduced, how much were they compared to the average wage.
Quote from: itsme on August 29, 2017, 11:36:01 ampretty much. Any East Europeans, really.
Quote from: FlyinBrian on August 29, 2017, 19:58:11 pmOOOOOOOOOH!
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