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Old 10-15-2021, 01:16 PM
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Does anybody know what happened to the Electric 38 cigarette they built. From what I remember it could only run for about 10 minutes on full charge or something like that. Was curious what happened to it or where it ended up.
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Think it was 30-45 minutes at cruise. It was converted to 50hz electrical system to go to Europe, and I thought I heard it was taken apart and rigged with gas engines
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It was on display at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart
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Think it was 30-45 minutes at cruise. It was converted to 50hz electrical system to go to Europe, and I thought I heard it was taken apart and rigged with gas engines
Is that on a 500' closed course circle? Else, how did it carry enough extension cord? Or did they just cruise it around the Fountain? (See what I did there?)
https://www.speedonthewater.com/ciga...rcedes-museum/

I'm not certain it was ever even put in the water.







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Do any of you have a clue that the electric chit and the H2O chit do not play well with each other.

Can't wait to spend 500K on a boat that gets me a chit giggle 10 minute ride.
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ONE place where electric power will never be anything other than a tiny niche to appease some eco-nut is...boats. At least as long as it requires BATTERIES to run the damned things. The CONCEPT is sound...instant and full torque but sadly, there simply isn't the technology there, currently...lol...to make it viable. I could see someone working out a RTG to power the motors instead of batteries...but then it's a floating nuclear disaster waiting to happen.
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Did you guys happen to see this by chance?

https://www.riverdavesplace.com/foru...at-racing.866/

or this?

https://www.speedonthewater.com/elec...-this-weekend/

I think you’re a bit off that it’s not doable right now.
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If you do the math, the E-1 series race boats can only run 14 minutes at full power.
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Originally Posted by ItsPeanut View Post
Does anybody know what happened to the Electric 38 cigarette they built. From what I remember it could only run for about 10 minutes on full charge or something like that. Was curious what happened to it or where it ended up.
give me a call bro, its been some time!
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I watched the electric shootout boat. It didn't have enough battery to run the full course flat out, 1 mile. Gonna be awhile before we have batteries good enough.
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