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Spaceweasel
04 February 2013, 2234
Interesting article in the Scientific American that showed up on my doorstep today:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=buckeye-bullet-electric-vehicle-will-go-400mph

Sure, it's got two too many wheels, but still...

Nuts & Volts
05 February 2013, 0542
Interesting article in the Scientific American that showed up on my doorstep today:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=buckeye-bullet-electric-vehicle-will-go-400mph

Sure, it's got two too many wheels, but still...

But they share a paddock with an electric two wheeler (current.osu.edu). Go bucks!

More on Buckeye Bullet (http://www.buckeyebullet.com/)

Richard230
05 February 2013, 0835
400 mph. Now there is a real challenge. Keeping that car on the ground might be the toughest part of the challenge.

Ken Will
05 February 2013, 1107
Does anyone know what they are using for voltage and amps?

Nuts & Volts
05 February 2013, 1226
Does anyone know what they are using for voltage and amps?

I think its under 600V and definitely above 400V. I know they are using A123 cells and a semi-custom US made motor. At one point Venturi was having the inverters made but I'm not positive what they are using now. I'll check some of this info when I get a chance (and double check what I can post about).

thesprocket26
05 February 2013, 2112
I actually got to see that in person at the Salt Flats a few years ago. It said Ohio something something on it. I didn't understand where and how the motor worked out to be located. Really cool otherwise

Nuts & Volts
06 February 2013, 0539
I actually got to see that in person at the Salt Flats a few years ago. It said Ohio something something on it. I didn't understand where and how the motor worked out to be located. Really cool otherwise

It would have said The Ohio State University :D. And the BB2 which you probably saw had the motor attached to the front wheels connected to a differential. It was a large induction machine that just heat soaked during the race and was cooled off after. Inverter was in the very front I believe