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Fuel Efficiency
John Robertson
The Rand Cam Engine
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Rehash of old Site
Topic: RadMax

This is what happens when you put a technical geek in charge of Web Development.  But thats alright I am one myself.

I had a close look at their technical strategy and give them a 25 percent chance of success.

They are on the right track and have advanced a step in the right direction but still 8 steps behind me :)

Decided to down grade chance of success after doing some research into the HERE version that they are high on.

By focusing on Heat they are just like any ol school or even new school engineers.  A gasoline piston engine has converted 80 percent of its potential energy to heat and work before it reaches 10 degrees after top dead center (TDC).  Most is converted to heat as the mechanical advantage is not to great near TDC.

It is sorta like we have been down this road before developing the Turbine Engine.  A turbine engine has very bad fuel consumption, I was watching a show on Discovery Channel and it mentioned that a big jet can burn as much as 45 gallons per minute.  A turbine engine converts almost 100 percent of its potential energy to heat before it starts to produce useful work.

So I would say it has less than a 10 percent chance of success.  Lucky only Uncle Sam could afford to develop technology like this.

Posted by sharpshooter6543210 at 9:42 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 23 December 2008 5:38 PM PST
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