Re: [DMCForum] RE: [DML] 50 Worst Cars-What Moron Wrote This?
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Re: [DMCForum] RE: [DML] 50 Worst Cars-What Moron Wrote This?

Asking for proof passes for debunking these days? :)

Jon Heese

timnagin wrote:
> Greg - waiting for more conspiracies to debunk.
>   _____  
> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Martin Gutkowski
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DMCForum] RE: [DML] 50 Worst Cars-What Moron Wrote This?
> Crikey you two :-)
> NB electric motors and their controllers (not to mention batteries) have 
> come an awfully long way since 1996 and in the realm of Robot Combat 
> alone lurks some serious talent AND experience when it comes to high 
> power DC motor controllers. The hard stuff has already been done. To run 
> higher voltages and more current basically involves simply racking up 
> more FETs in parallel. And I use the term DC in its correct form because 
> I suspect the so-called AC motor controllers you refer to are actually 
> brushless DC motors.
> FWIW our very own robot used prototype high energy NiMH cells made in 
> France by Saft for a PSA (Peugeot/Citroen) hybrid car project which was 
> also canned, though not through any conspiracies. I suspect they twigged 
> fairly early on that they couldn't get the supposedly cleaner greener 
> hybrid engine down to the kind of fuel economy (and certainly nowhere 
> near the power) being gained by their very own diesels (which are among 
> the best in the world - I drive one).
> Are you saying the Tesla is being stumped by the car boys? I suspect 
> they may -just- meet their match given the kind of money behind it.
> Martin

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