Originally posted by michaelstrieff
reply to post by onecraftydude
well no fuel just a repetitive motion would be kind of like the trains that are propelled by the magnets making them float. you could put a bar over
the four pistons on each side and send a pulse over each cylinder to make it move in time. you could throttle it by adjusting the amount of pulse over
each one everything else would be normal except no exhaust
The trains are Maglev meaning they are magnetically levitated. that required a huge amount of power and a intricate timing system with millions of
miles of copper wire.
Every pulse will require a voltage and amperage sufficient to drive the piston to it's next stage. The more load on the drivetrain the more watts
will be required to drive the piston against the resistance. There is no free energy available to pulse an electromagnet sufficient to drive a piston
up or down. The switching circuit would require more than you could get from static energy.
The reciprocating engine design is horribly inefficient. It was ok early on because the cost of fuel was nothing compared to now. You could fret for a
lifetime trying to make it more efficient, but Ford and VW among others have already achieved nearly 100 mpg on production models made right here in
the good ole USA.
You never heard of a car that gets 90 MPG and is made in America? That is because it is not allowed to be sold here. It cannot be imported back from
Europe either. Thank your politicians and their deep pockets, oh, and the oil industry making it all possible.
You might want to bone up on your magnetic prowess. Here are a few videos to get your creative juices flowing. I am hoping to have a working mag motor
eventually, but money is an issue right now/always.