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    Forget about wind and solar.

    Just get one of these: http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wec.shtml

    Then plug 1 end into the wall, and attach the other end to your car. As long as you are within range, you wont run out of battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Forget about wind and solar.

    Just get one of these: http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wec.shtml

    Then plug 1 end into the wall, and attach the other end to your car. As long as you are within range, you wont run out of battery.
    u need it to be able to race and i like going kinda far because the car is kinda fast and idk any people that can keep up with it...
    but it is electric also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    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.
    do you think you have any more?
    like or how to make a little one to help me?
    like a link or something please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    u need it to be able to race and i like going kinda far because the car is kinda fast and idk any people that can keep up with it...
    but it is electric also
    You can get lots of them and put the transmitters throughout where you will race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    You can get lots of them and put the transmitters throughout where you will race.
    i dont think there legal because some of the race is that you slow down for dramatic i guess...

    and i race inside. but i dont think it is legal...

    the solar panels i would just have on my other hood or something so i can practice for longer!

    thats why i want them. and to show friends i'm not completely insane and i can do something with my life.

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    Maybe you can rig something up with a conductor that zigzags side to side just below the track, with a lot of current going through it. Then you could rig up a coil in the car, that uses the resulting MLOF to generate a voltage, faraday style.

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    I'm surprised no one has mention Nuclear power?


    Surely building a minature fusion reactor shouldn't be that difficult these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    I'm surprised no one has mention Nuclear power?


    Surely building a minature fusion reactor shouldn't be that difficult these days
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    OMFG you cannot be serious...

    As entertaining as this thread is, I think we need to stop this before any more solar panels start to produce light and such.

    @OP: No it is not possible. You cannot generate that much power with a solar panel that size to do anything but light up an led really. That is why when you get a solar panel, there are huge arrays of them and they produce diddly squat.

    Perhaps a mobile fully enclosed nuclear generator is in order. And you wont need the battery then (or have room for it, that is where the coolant will have to go)

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    How about a flux capacitor? You can rig it to discharge slowly over the entire race. If it was a flux, you'd get LOTS of run time before it discharges. They operate at 1.1 jigawatts. More than enough for your car.


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