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Vehicle: Car: Engine: Electric
Electrical Conveyor Motor   (+1, -3)  [vote for, against]
Stretched Electric Motor

Imagine the current electric motor assembly with its coil and brushes.

Now take the copper coil and its magnets, and extend this ring through repetition into a belt.

Instead of a single spindle, there are two, one at each end of this conveyor shaped motor.

The centrifugal force needed to maintain the rotation of the motor would come from a flywheel mounted flat above or below the motor via a transfer gear of some kind.

This might allow for the equivalent of two larger motors in one flatly mounted package unless my idea is really really bad and I am missing/forgetting/not knowing something.
-- Giblet, Sep 20 2008

Linear Motor
[MisterQED, Sep 20 2008]

So you are rolling out a rotary electric motor to make a linear motor. See link and then you are wrapping a belt around it like a tank tread. Belts, especially belts with any mass have problems with tight radius turns, centripetal force and all so it can't go too fast, but I don't see how you have added much to the linear motor idea.
-- MisterQED, Sep 20 2008

not clear on why.......
-- WcW, Sep 21 2008

The main difference between a linear motor and this one is that a linear motor is linear, this one is not. It is rotational.

I figured the two spindles poles would have offset timing, simulating the spinning of one spindle with both poles.

The flywheel is geared to the two spindles to help keep it going.

Now my design has two spindles and is elongated, and the why is to allow the packaging of a very very large coil in relation to its round counterpart. In height that is.

One spindle could power, say, the front wheels of a car, and the rear spindle could power, say, the rear wheels of a car.
-- Giblet, Sep 21 2008

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