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    Cool Could the speed of sound be broken with electric AC ?

    I was just wondering ?

    As the Tesla Roadster is such a bad ass ?

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    Default Re: Could the speed of sound be broken with electric AC ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzales_LOX View Post
    I was just wondering ?

    As the Tesla Roadster is such a bad ass ?
    With current technology? No way in hell. We aren't even at a point that electric are any more than a novelty technology with no real world application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    With current technology? No way in hell. We aren't even at a point that electric are any more than a novelty technology with no real world application.
    How fast would you estimate at the best conditions ( really high ) an electric AC could go ?

    We counted the ceiling for optimal system to be 36 km ( 116 000 ft ).

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    Default Re: Could the speed of sound be broken with electric AC ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzales_LOX View Post
    How fast would you estimate at the best conditions ( really high ) an electric AC could go ?

    We counted the ceiling for optimal system to be 36 km ( 116 000 ft ).
    With the battery technology we have now, maybe 300. It would have to be low level too. The range is so limited you have to chose between power / speed and run time. Getting more range means adding a crap tone of extra weight in batteries so the performance suffers.

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    Default Re: Could the speed of sound be broken with electric AC ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    With the battery technology we have now, maybe 300. It would have to be low level too. The range is so limited you have to chose between power / speed and run time. Getting more range means adding a crap tone of extra weight in batteries so the performance suffers.
    How about a solar/battery hybrid (unlike the Solar Impulse 2 which cruises at night too...and charges the batteries daytime) ?
    Last edited by Jukka; 09-24-2018 at 02:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Could the speed of sound be broken with electric AC ?

    Here are some sweet piston engines.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms9XPIisRtk


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