Elon Musk's Hyperloop...

                                                           May 2016


Elon Musk's new Hyperloop train was demonstrated on national TV the other day. If you have not seen it yet, here is a YouTube video...


I just wanted to give credit where credit is due. Nobody would listen to Eric Laithwaite back in the 70's when he introduced and pioneered this technology. And this "supposedly new" technology is almost an exact replication of Eric's invention. I did a newsletter on it where you can watch all of Eric's YouTube videos...


I think this Hyperloop should be renamed the Laithwaite Loop!

The basic concept... instead of a traditional linear motor type setup where you have electromagnets in the tracks (rotor) and permanent magnets on the train (stator), the magnetic field (rotor) is now in the train and that magnetic field actually induces a magnetic field in the aluminum tracks (stator). I hope I got that right! Looks like they also have separate magnetic fields for levitation. I'm not sure if Eric's device had the separate levitation system - his was all in one specially wound electromagnet.

Bill Anderson
Electricity, Make it, Don't Buy it




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