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Old 06-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have included a few clip from you tube about the MDI Aircar... maybe this will help dispel some of the myths i saw mentioned here
Thanks for the videos. i liked the second on with the Australian designed engine. Pistons waste alot of energy...

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Old 06-17-2008, 11:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The first video got silly in the end by saying it's a perpetual car, if an on board generator is put on to charge it self. If anything it started it's own myth. Perpetual motion!!!

I sure the car is Legit, but the video producer didn't know what he was talking about.

It's not free. I the same webpage i mentioned, annual cost is expected to be $220. That will pretty much from the power used to compress the air.
I agree with you there on the perpetual motion junk they mentioned...that is just hype...

However, that van is PRIME for a nice high watt solar array on the roof... one that could help to recharge the system on sunny days while it sits in a parking lot... depending on the system and exposure time.. it could recharge most of not all of the air consumed while it sits... This would not be perpetual motion.. but it could help with the time between top offs of air. And yes the air IS free.. the Method of Compressing it is not. but the annual cost of running a compressor is much lower than the cost of adding petrol... so free?... no.. better?... by far yes....
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I agree with you there on the perpetual motion junk they mentioned...that is just hype...

However, that van is PRIME for a nice high watt solar array on the roof... one that could help to recharge the system on sunny days while it sits in a parking lot... depending on the system and exposure time.. it could recharge most of not all of the air consumed while it sits... This would not be perpetual motion.. but it could help with the time between top offs of air. And yes the air IS free.. the Method of Compressing it is not. but the annual cost of running a compressor is much lower than the cost of adding petrol... so free?... no.. better?... by far yes....
Yeah it is much better. i imagine it does not idle when your not pushing the pedal it's off.

It would be great if they can modify in a way that will allow it to compresses air when you brake.
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Yeah it is much better. i imagine it does not idle when your not pushing the pedal it's off.

It would be great if they can modify in a way that will allow it to compresses air when you brake.
Yes.. that was one of the key things of that system... there is no idle.. as it dose not need to... gas engines need to idle to sustain the reaction.. or have a electric starter motor to start the reaction... in the air motor.. one or more pistons are always on a power stroke.. you would just need to open the valve and apply the air pressure to start it up again...

The system really has potential...

I am kinda working on my own concept... using some of the ideas I mentioned about power reclamation..
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You can even add your name to a list for info when they become available!

The guys here at work are freaking out now! lol
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You can even add your name to a list for info when they become available!

The guys here at work are freaking out now! lol

It a great idea huh...

I wonder if they will have conversions available. When my CRX's engine blows up, I'd like to put one in.
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It a great idea huh...

I wonder if they will have conversions available. When my CRX's engine blows up, I'd like to put one in.
OH man what a great idea.. really the CRX is not to much heavier than these thing snad probably more areo efficient..

I want one of these things .. Just make it a 3 wheeler and they can sell them her eint he USA.. 3 wheeler 3 seats would suffice great here int he USA.. if they prove to be safe enough as a three wheeler we have a argument for allowing 4 wheelers to be legalized..

Id feel far safer in one of those than a motorcycle .. Plus out of the weather
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In L.A., if they compress the air from the atmosphere, then when it's released in the car's exhaust, it won't meet air quality standards. hehe
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The design has been there for a bit! I think some Buses are running on this principle somewhere in the world! The MYT Engine can work on both air and fuel... Interesting for sure!

http://www.angellabsllc.com/
I looked into the MYT engine about a year ago and my conclusion was that the inventor is a wonk with no scientific/engineering understanding or it is a scam to collect $$$ from investors based on wild claims.

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