Re: version 3.0: The MR2 gets a gas turbine engine (Project Outline)
Ahh, that makes more sense, it's just unrectified
you could actually make that work without batteries in the middle if you had the right motor. you just step up the voltage to where you want it then use a bunch of TRIACs to do some wave-chopping to throttle the motor.
as long as it was a brushless A/C motor you would not get premature wear, but it would likely scream and whine at certain power levels.
then you just use the throttle control on the turbine to do what it's made to do, maintain a fixed RPM with a variable load.
the advantage/disadvantage with the simple triac controller is you get to shed the battery weight but you also now need a generator that can furnish peak power instead of average power and you're back to a heavy generator.
Funny you mention this.... I actually hold a patent for water cooled solidstate relays for use in my industry. I have a manifold design that holds three 120 amp 440 volt relays for 3 phase aplications. One of these systems can handle 40000 watts ALL day long. Maybe do a deal like MROLLA and have two electric motors. You could load the passenger side floor with a few hundres lbs of batteries for WOT.
#3 IROC MAIDEN