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fredymac

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3:06 mark is Cyber Truck discussion. Apparently Syd Mead commented on it before his death.

 

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But IMOHO, those cold thrusters are probably more coanda effect boundary layer energizer than rocket nozzles to potentially blast off close-by onlookers.
Possibly, but Elon has said before that they're considering at least doing a test of whether downward-facing thrusters could enable the Roadster to perform a short controlled hover, so we might see a single rear thruster being able to deliver >0.25Gs of additional acceleration.
 

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Still seems well within the realm of possibility, but I also shouldn't have said a single thruster - for whatever design they're talking about with being able to hop / hover the vehicle, they might have one central thruster and some smaller control thrusters, or they might have (eg) 2x large thrusters and 2x smaller for roll control, etc.

Either way though, >0.25G from thrusters you mount to the rear seems within the realm of possibility to me - do remember too that the thrusters aren't meant to be road legal or necessarily used in public; just something you'd use on a dragway or racetracks - you'll probably toggle it on and off via software and have to acknowledge a legal disclaimer.
 

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@Dragon029 : That would seem pretty reasonable to have it as an add-on kit too. Doing the Math, with a 1000kg roaster & 10sq cm nozzle area, with a subsonic cold outflow (noise level), I've got a pressure tank of at least 50bar (dry air). That's kind of hassle for a roadable vehicle that would have to live in traffic and be parked outside during sunny summer days.
 

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Ai driven Car with Thrusters? Too bad we aren't on the timeline of a certain anime, maybe what is needed is manufacturers to perceive a rocket gap.....

One wonders if there a point in which cars are simply too fast to sell to the public and what would that be.....
 

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It could be that we need a new type of roads to complement those vehicles with extreme performances.

Just like we went from unpaved to paved runway moving from horse carts to the automobile, it might be time for an hyper-driveways
 
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