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Old 02-25-2013, 08:31 AM
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I think it says a lot about Cigarette as a company, ESP in the current economy. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon. That and look, everyone everywhere is talking about Cig bc of this boat. Awesome for them!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 AM
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[QUOTE=J Arruda;3873451]Those were the old days sir. Almost everything in RC today is battery.



Really????????? I never noticed




And 400K for batteries to go 40 miles before recharge?.....Oh come on. Nice publicity stunt but has no practical application.

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Proof of Concept...

Proof the concept doesn't work...it's a publicity stunt, albeit a cool one in terms of innovation...I'll give credit where it's do, it's just impractical.
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Originally Posted by WildThing47 View Post
Proof of Concept...

Proof the concept doesn't work...it's a publicity stunt, albeit a cool one in terms of innovation...I'll give credit where it's do, it's just impractical.
Impractical for now maybe, Keep in mind, It's a concept.
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Originally Posted by cdowns View Post
Impractical for now maybe, Keep in mind, It's a concept.
Hence one of the main points of my commentary. The other primary point? Marketing.
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Originally Posted by J Arruda View Post
Matt,

RangeRover will have micro turbines in their 2015 line up of their EV SUV's.
Its the only way to go.

Good luck to them. They beat me to it, but I Love what they did.
Not a chance. If you are referring to the Bladon Jet Turbines that they installed in the now defunct Jaguar CX75, they killed the turbines soon after the project moved into the R&D phase, and switched to a supercharged and turbocharged 4 cylinder engine instead.

Micro turbines are still an experiment. They don't pass today's - or tomorrow's - emmissions requirements. They might one day, but no way are they even close to being in a Land Rover SUV destined for production.
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Originally Posted by Randy Nielsen View Post
Maybe they will come up with some kind of regenerative system attached to the propshafts to generate power when the props are turning.
Assuming you mean when the boat is under it's own power, that's basically impossible. It works for cars because they can coast, a boat encounters a relatively constant resistance so the only regeneration you'd get would be from the time the throttle is cut to 0 to when the velocity reaches 0 - approximately nil if one values a smooth ride.

That said, on a vessel of some mass (cruise ship, oil tanker, etc) it could probably work because they do coast for quite a while.
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More of an R+D boat i would guess.... Good for Cigarette! This boat is, although beautiful, not my cup of tea. I like the rumble of gas engines...so far. But this company has been the originators in this sport since 1969...and this proves they still are to this day. If it wasnt for Don and Cigarette, we would we be???
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Originally Posted by cdowns View Post
Impractical for now maybe, Keep in mind, It's a concept.
Walk before you run right? Would I buy...not now but who knows what the future will bring. I do like it that boat companies continue to move forward, Rememebr if you are not growing you are dying. Is it a publicity thing sure but they put forth the money the R&D and the man power and look at the out come everyone is talking about it. I am sure the Cigarette booth was busy with people coming to see it. Job well done in my opinion.
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