middle east

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Fri Jul 14 22:46:35 CDT 2006

That'll sure get in the way if someone tries to make the bus roll over...


"Mike O'Dell" <mo at ccr.org> writes:

> the version i've seen has the shaft of the flywheel in the vertical axis.
> i believe it was integrated with the gearbox with various whizzing metal things
> with teeth pushing each other around.
> 	-mo
> Andre Kesteloot wrote:
>> Iain McFadyen wrote:
>>> Many buses in Europe use regenerative braking, but mindful of the battery
>>> losses, they later started switching to regerative braking combined with
>>> kinetic storage systems, where the energy was stored in a quarter ton
>>> flywheel.
>>> Iain
>> Indeed then flywheel itself introduced problems when the
>> trolleybuses wanted to make a turn....
>> André
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