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Helix to power moving vehicle

  1. Apr 13, 2010 #1
    Hello
    A wheel rolling on a shallow rotating helix can be used to provide off vehicle power to a moving vehicle.
    Does anyone know of any applications where this is used, or know of any research into the matter?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2010 #2

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    The helix is rotating, so what's providing power to it?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 #3
    Power to the helix

    Power to the helix could be provided from many sources, so long as it keeps constant rotational velocity while under or not under load.
     
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