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Posted by Michael B on February 16, 2010, 11:31 pm

Transmissions run backwards have other problems,
as I understand.

Posted by ghio on February 17, 2010, 10:01 am

V-belts absorb energy, There is a lot of drag on them.

Chains are more efficient.

Then there is the VWAT that uses a fly wheel to provide more torque.
The idea was that the turbine was used to spin up the flywheel. When
it reached a predetermined speed the alt/ gen would be energized thus
producing electricity until the flywheel fell below another preset
speed and shut off the alt/ gen to allow the flywheel to spin up to
speed again. If I remember it right the clutch was a aircon pulley
that could be switched on and off.

Posted by JIMMIE on February 19, 2010, 3:02 am

Check with Gates

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