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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    what if i made my own solar panel would that help?

    any websites u can help me with to find that?
    You cannot make a more efficient solar panel than a multi-billion dollar fab plant can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    what if i made my own solar panel would that help?
    The challenge with making your own solar panel is the amount of time it takes to build the proper nets for catching Fotons, the semi-invisible and eel-like wave forms that comprise the actual electricity in solar power. You may be familiar them, you can usually see them in bright sunlight be squinting your eyes and looking side to side, they're the little bubbles that appear to float through your vision.

    The big factories usually have acres and acres of solar nets for catching these, and trucks that ship them in to be fused into a piece of glass (which serves as a cage). They paint them black so they can't get out. BTW, don't ever scratch a solar cell, they might escape, and Fotons are what gives you sunburn, so even a small cell (with it's concentration) could, if handled improperly, give you a severe burn.

    This is why you see laboratory technicians wearing the white bunny suits in their factories, the Fotons can't get through the high reflectivity of white cloth.

    If you decide to set up a farm to harvest these, good luck! You might be able to stuff more of them into a solar cell than the US government allows (due to animal cruelty laws) and thereby get higher power levels, but if a USDA or SPCA inspector sees it, they might fine you for animal cruelty.
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    http://www.goldmine-elec-products.co...p?number=G4560
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    http://www.allelectronics.com/

    Might have what you're looking for.

    You basically can charge your battery if it is a NiCd or NiMh not LiOn. I'd build a 9 volt cell arrangement with 50-100mA capacity and hook it right up with a Schottky Diode.

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    how about if a little wind turbine thing on the side of my car so when my car moves the wind moves the propellers.

    would that work?

    if so how would i do this (instructions)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    how about if a little wind turbine thing on the side of my car so when my car moves the wind moves the propellers.

    would that work?

    if so how would i do this (instructions)
    Yes, and no. The extra drag would cause the battery to go flatter faster, and this wouldn't be compensated for by the small turbines.

    I'm actually looking forward to Chairboy's reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Withey View Post
    Yes, and no. The extra drag would cause the battery to go flatter faster, and this wouldn't be compensated for by the small turbines.

    I'm actually looking forward to Chairboy's reply.
    would it work with that and a solar panel on top?
    i just dont know how to make a wind turbine that small?
    anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    would it work with that and a solar panel on top?
    i just dont know how to make a wind turbine that small?
    anyone help?
    Incase you cant figure it out, no.

    And they make microturbines, but not for this.

    Just get a nitro car. More fun, and it will stop this insanity.

    If you wanted to try it out, mount a fan (like a small PC fan) with the angled blades into the wind, and attach its axle to a dc motor (little electric ones). Put that through a charging circuit. You will notice the battery will die faster because of the drag unless you are in a tornado...
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    If you mounted the solar panels to the car and connected them to a tiny DC generator, then used the generator to charge that batteries, THEN you might have something.

    I heard of one guy doing this with his RC car and getting a 12 hour battery run out of it. Would have been longer but the sun went down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    If you mounted the solar panels to the car and connected them to a tiny DC generator, then used the generator to charge that batteries, THEN you might have something.

    I heard of one guy doing this with his RC car and getting a 12 hour battery run out of it. Would have been longer but the sun went down.
    yea thats what i want to do. how do i get a tiny DC generator?
    can i have a link or something?

    need something under $100 with the DC generator and the solar panels...
    any help

    (LINKs please)

    or more information

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    I thought I had a link for it, but the site is down. I think the oil companies found out about it and bought the guy out.
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