1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

a car that runs on .... AIR

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
  2. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southern Oregon Coast
    It's a great idea - but why do they have to make it look so utterly rediculous?
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

    Messages:
    21,056
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    NY
    4300+ psi...

    its a bomb
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,017
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
  5. josuedc2

    josuedc2 Senior Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    Buffalo,N.Y
    nice idea but slow
     
  6. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

    Messages:
    21,056
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    NY
    i'm really starting to worry about you...
    you know its not a space shuttle right?
    its a car that runs on AIR... for city commuter type shit...

    but 3 minutes to fill up 4300psi is pretty quick...
    even if its already precharged at the station...
    still a pretty fast transfer
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,017
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    [​IMG]

    its a fucking city car moron
     
  8. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

    Messages:
    6,148
    Likes Received:
    99
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Moving back West...
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

    Messages:
    9,392
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    could work amazing in concept. but did we forget that most taxi cab drivers like to keep it above 50 in the city?
     
  10. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    9,622
    Likes Received:
    345
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Location:
    MD
    yes, but this runs SOLEY on air. seems like a good idea though.
     
  11. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    Pussy, the B-1 bomber runs a 4,000 PSI

    We used to pressure check lines on the F-15 at 12K PSI, I've even held one in my hand
     
  12. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    really good idea......but i wouldnt rock it.
     
  13. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

    Messages:
    21,056
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    NY
    COOKIE?

    somehow that doesn't seem like a remotely fun or entertaining concept to me...
    must be all that clean oregon air...
    apparently too much oxygen fucks up your brain... :p
     
  14. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    The problem is the power to compress that air.
     
  15. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

    Messages:
    11,238
    Likes Received:
    166
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Meriden, CT, USA
    please don't remind be about F-15 hydraulics....I hated them....and I still hated pumping up the JFS bottles by hand.

    http://www.f15sim.com/operation/f15_hydraulic_system.html

    But the tanks they showed was a tank that Sikorsky also used to make in house, until the outsourced it...but they can hold some major pressure. In fact, a lot of helicopters outfitted with aircraft float bags incase they fall in the water, have about from 2-4 of those bottles...normally charged to 3500psi.

    And the S-92 has their normal operating hydraulic system set at 4000psi...and when we do ops checks with the ground mule, I'm really leary....excpecially after I changed a servo or a resevoir. Plus after installing a main rotor head....too many hydraulic lines to torque and check. [​IMG]


    Now, they said that the aircar runs on gas over a certain speed, why don't the mount an airpump on the back of the motor to be charging the air bottles when it does opererate on gas?
     
  16. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

    Messages:
    3,646
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Location:
    Central Coast, CALI
    Two Problems...

    ugly.

    It's already been done. I saw this type of concept on a Nova program like a million years ago.
     
  17. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

    Messages:
    21,056
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Location:
    NY
    concept vs "ready to hit the market in france"
     
  18. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon
    It was fun when the sheet metal guys would make a line out of alluminum and swear it was titanium. 12K PSI can really fuck up a weaker line and it's fun to watch from the saftey of the crash cage.

    Even more fun to send their dumb asses back to their boss with a destroyed line because they didn't know what they were talking about.

    happy mandral bending! [​IMG]
     
  19. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    146
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003

    Runs on young, unemployed Muslim hatred and bread and wine farts ?

    Funny picture time

    [​IMG]
     
  20. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

    Messages:
    3,646
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Location:
    Central Coast, CALI
    I don't remember hearing anything in that video about all the service stations that will need to be retrofitted to make use of these cars. Also, I don't see this as a viable longterm drive train... Airtanks will eventually fatigue, and seeing how well 90% of us maintain our cars, those things will be turning into large, mobile explosives after a few years of misuse. Great concept, poor idea from a safety standpoint. The main reason gasoline is so great is because it is stored at STP, easily transported in small quantities in case you run out, i.e. AAA to the rescue, and not highly volatile unless it is atomized or vapor. This is the major advantage of chemical energy over stored potential energy of compressed air. This is also a major reason why fuel cell cars are slow to get out of the concept stage. Because the DOT has seen how well people maintain their vehicles; and while the concepts may be a reality for large gov't use, and programs in which the DOT and powers that be know the vehicles will be maintained as outlined by the manufacturers. As long as the transportation is privately owned and operated, specifically by individuals, I don't see this air car, or fuel cell cars getting a spot in the public market anytime soon. For public transortation service, the concept has a much larger chance of success, and I would invest my resources into that if I were a voice to be heard in that company.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page