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Projekt ₮uras Ғada

Trans Ʌmerica | BEV RҲ Demonstrator

Turas = Sojourn or Journey
Fada = Long

Pilgrimage Agenda

  • Fossil-Fuel to Electric Drive Vehicle Conversion
  • New Mode of Motorcycle Cargo Transport
  • Wireless Powered UAS
  • Cyberphysical Gear
    • Fuller-style Fog Bath with Detergent Injector
      • Cassette Toilet Grey Water Flushing
    • Kitchen Induction Ranges, Microwave/Convection Oven
    • Potable Water, Freezer, Active Cooler, Dry Goods Storage
    • Armour An Assortment of Technical Gear for Riding and Hiking

Primary Goal: Fossil-Fuel to Electric Drive Vehicle Conversion
Mass Produced for Professional Aftermarket Installation ― Battery-Electric drivetrains and integral, compact range extender, with variants both Open Source and Proprietary designed as Direct Drop-in Alternatives for Internal and External Combustion Engined Vehicles.

Test Mules: One or more Liter scale ADV/Dual-Sport Motorcycles will be converted to electric in such a way as to render their electric nature virtually indistinguishable from their pre-conversion state by a casual inspection or by riding, with their electric identity unconfirmed until sojourn end.

ADV Cargo Trail Train
Part Mule Train and Part Australian Road Train, with bi-wheel drive electric motorcycle as the traction engine. Each mono-wheel trailer has its own discrete battery pack, traction motor/regenerative brake sufficient to offset its load demands over rough terrain moving forward and braking. Outriggers aid in momentary stabilization under extreme orientation, serving as landing gear when parked.

Demonstration: Real-Life Experience Trans America Trail Camp Tour from the Marin Headlands of California to the coastal city of Beaufort, South Carolina on a single, small tank of fuel.

The TΛT (Trans Ʌmerica Trail) https://transamtrail.com
An approximately 5,000-mile or 8,000 km epic cross-continent route for recreational use, intended to be a way to cross the United States using a minimum of paved roads for dual-sport motorcycle, off-road vehicle, or touring bicycle. The trail was initially scouted by Sam Correro in 1984, having spent over 12 years in assembling and maintaining a legal cross-continent route that only uses publicly accessible roads and trails.

Projekt Launch Site | Marin Headlands of the San Francisco Bay Area
A hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California, United States, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the two counties and peninsulas. The entire area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is famous for its views of the Bay Area. The center point of the Marin Headlands skyline is the 920-foot Hawk Hill, the lookout point for the largest known flight of diurnal raptors in the Pacific states.

Projekt Landing Site | Beaufort County, South Carolina
Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry. The city is renowned for its scenic location and for maintaining a historic character by preservation of its antebellum architecture.

The city has been featured in the New York Times and named “Best Small Southern Town” by Southern Living, a “Top 25 Small City Arts Destination” by American Style, and a “Top 50 Adventure Town” by National Geographic Adventure.

HW/SW Systems Integration and Testing Site
The Trans Ʌmerica BEV RҲ Demonstrator would benefit from the donation of workspace for hardware and software integration and testing. Said space would be an unfinished garage or ground floor work area within a mixed-use industrial building.

  • Spatial dimensions would be approximately 30’ deep and between 35’ to 45’ width or 1,050 to 1,350 sq ft with power suited systems integration with hand and power tools.
  • Space must be secure enough for unsupervised storage of tools and sensitive testing equipment.
  • The site use would involve frequently late hours and all-nighters. One staff, at most two would be resident camping with sleeping cots, fridge, hot plate, portable cassette toilet.

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Usability Labs for Wireless Mobility

“You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

As a cooperative union, we are uncompromisingly dedicated to serving the public good via public-private partnerships, building instrumental fusions of software, hardware, wetware that promote healthy, fit, thriving communities through the reinvention of critical infrastructure.

A near-term goal is that of building a public-private usability laboratory that demonstrates a practical Smart Grid to Smart Road wireless power system for vehicles that travel on land, sea, air, above and beyond.

Not Far Field, Not Near Field Power Transfer, but Midfield Wireless Power Transfer that is safe, secure, and resilient. Transportation Purpose-Built for Life in a Volatile World.

Our Three Laws of Making

  1. When any presumed scientific authority states that something is possible to make, they are almost certainly right, and whenever such an authority states that something is impossible to make, they are in all probability wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of “The Possible” is to risk our time, talent, and treasure to venture just a little way beyond that into “The Impossible”.
  3. The associated risk of our ventures must be predicated on their potential for ensuring the fitness of our species to survive, with a virtuosity of execution that results in form and in function, scientific and artistic expressions so advanced as to appear indistinguishable from magic.

Inspired by The Three Laws of Arthur C. Clarke

Why Electric Cars Are So Bad At Towing | Elizabeth Black stick @ Jalopnik

Electric cars are undoubtedly the future of the automotive industry. If a manufacturer doesn’t have an EV in its lineup, that manufacturer is behind the times. But EVs also have some hurdles before they are universally accepted, and towing is one of them. Thankfully, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to give us all the details as to why.

He notes that there are two main problems with EVs (or, in his specific example, Teslas): price and energy density—or, basically, batteries are still really fucking big when compared to the amount of power they produce. It’s the latter that causes the towing problems.

Read the full article here . . .

NASA is Working on Electric Airplanes | Universe Today

One of the chief aims of space agencies and commercial aerospace these days is reducing the associated costs of space exploration. When it comes right down to it, it is still very expensive to send rockets into orbit, never mind sending them beyond Earth. But it’s not just the cost of sending payloads into space (and the pollution it causes) that concerns agencies like NASA.

There is also the cost (economic as well as environmental) associated with aviation. Jet fuel is not cheap either, and commercial air travel accounts for 4 to 9% of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (and is on the rise). For this reason, NASA has partnered with the commercial industry to develop electric aircraft, which they hope will provide a fuel- and- cost-efficient alternative to commercial jets by 2035.

Read the full article here . . .

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