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I mixed up my mphs and kphs. Wondering how fast the record run might go, 580kph?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 10:42:26 PM EST
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As the world speed record set by the Japanese maglev in 2003 is 581 km/h, despite all low-key formulations by SNCF and Alstom officials, I think inofficially they are eyeing that threshold...

But I'd hope these tests also make practical sense, as an extreme test of the technology of the next generation of TGVs (chiefly: at last switch to distributed traction [a first in high-speed Jacobs, that is between-the-cars bogies], that with the next best electric motor type [permanent magnet synchronous] and state-of-the-art power electronics [IGBT]).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 04:06:35 AM EST
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