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My kinda propulsion system

gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited September 2009 in Commuting chat
Well, we use just the good ol' human leg.....but these guys are pushing the envelope:

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voith_Schneider
http://www.voithturbo.de/545950.htm


Anyone come up with a Friday afternoon, non human, propulsion system for bikes?!

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    I like gravity :D
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • don_dondon_don Posts: 1,007
    I like the idea of the ion-plasma thruster. Might discourage/set fire to drafters 8)
  • Scramjet? Though you'd need a good hill from start to get it going... One for bristol perhaps
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    Didn't the Red October (Tom Clancy book) have one of those in addition to propellers?
    The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle. ...Stapp’s Ironical Paradox Law
    FCN3
    http://img87.yfrog.com/img87/336/mycubeb.jpg
    http://lonelymiddlesomethingguy.blogspot.com/
  • It had water based impellers (or summit like that), big sucky and push things.
    The propulsion system is described in the novel as an arrangement of pumpjets -- whereas in the film version, it is described as a magnetohydrodynamic system. The propulsion system is nicknamed "Caterpillar Drive", and makes sonar detection extremely difficult.
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
  • Feltup wrote:
    I like gravity :D
    I saw a sign on the back of a van today "Please be patient: speed limited to 56mph by law."

    I thought it would be nice to have a similar sign on the back of my bike "Please be patient, speed limited by Newton's laws".
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