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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

Real Cars with Air engine

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Real Cars with Air engine

Post by RaZias » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:39 am

This is a video of a car made in france that works with air as fuel.
It was the doble of the autonomy of a electric car and can go at 110 km/h, the Koenisegg enterprise that made a 400 km/h car had showed interest in this tecnhology but I don´t know any movements from their part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVIwropRMME

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressed_air_car


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Re: Real Cars with Air engine

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:47 pm

RaZias wrote:This is a video of a car made in france that works with air as fuel.
It was the doble of the autonomy of a electric car and can go at 110 km/h, the Koenisegg enterprise that made a 400 km/h car had showed interest in this tecnhology but I don´t know any movements from their part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVIwropRMME

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressed_air_car
There's been a lot of discussion of this technology in the past couple of years in the auto industry because the technology is much less expensive than electric motors and batteries and essentially performs the same function. Furthermore, a small gasoline engine installed on the car could act as a compressor in the event of a depletion of air pressure miles from a supply station, so a "hybrid" design could be made as well.


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