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I propose creating an open wheeled race car series similar to formula one only the cars use turbine jet engines instead of reciprocating engines.
These cars would use a small (2 ft diameter) turbine engine which both drives a shaft and produces thrust. The shaft would drive the rear wheels through
to a continuously variable transmission (cvt).
The thrust output would be reversible during breaking, much like how airplanes reverse the thrust on their engines after landing.
Baked behind a hot jet engine
Too fast for even me.... [normzone, Oct 17 2004]
chrysler's good attempt
at one time I had about 9 links of this... [dickity, Oct 17 2004]
or do it yourself
many sites out there showing us how to make a gas turbine [dickity, Oct 17 2004]
indy turbine car
Lotus 56 indy car. There used to be a few turbines in some circuts, but since then the field has normalized. [bmadigan1, Oct 17 2004]
||Ten billion points, thejini. It's a shame I have but one croissant to give. This would make my dreams come true. Literally. Yes, visions of gas turbines dance in my head.
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umm, see link
||Your Idea is good, but try it this way.
||1. Forget the thrust, that would fry anyone behind you.
2. A CVT could not take the power of a turbine.
3. power an electric generator from the turbine and have electric motor windings built into the wheel hube (4 wheel drive). This is effecient at well as making it ease to change out an electric motor if it fails.
The electric approch will do away with the lag issue since the turbine will run at a constant speed. The car's speed is varried through varistors powering the electric motors along with a capistor bank used to store inused power for out of the corner burst.
||One of the London Universities was secretly working on this idea (the constant speed gas turbine powering a generator/motor set up) in 1995...it should be with us shortly.