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Old 10-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think it would be a great engine to run as a series hybrid. Turbines are very efficient... within a very narrow rpm range. The low rpm variability has historically made the turbine a poor choice compared to the Otto.
But running it as a series hybrid with a good battery system would be very nice. Let the batteries discharge down to ~50%, start the turbine to recharge and run the electrics back to full and turn it off. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Additionally, you could run a turbine on just about any fuel, depending on your injection system.
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