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From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Fuel at last!
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 12:58:20 -0700
Fuel Tanks and Batteries:

I was think that Fuel tanks and batteries would us ESU since they are engine
components. Now this might sound a little strange since fuel tanks are usual
located either under the body or in the trunk, but I have been thinking of the
drive shaft and everything else that actually make the vehicle go somewhere as
part of the "engine".

As for size, your way too big for both. A 20 liter fuel tank would take up
200 BVUs! I've been thinking somewhere around 2 or 3 BVU per liter. Remember
that fuel tanks are rather small space-wise.

THe problem is even worse for batteries. Even at 5 BVUs per PF, to get 200
PFs would take 1000 BVU, and our electric PFs are less effiecent than those in
RBB. As it stands no vehicle will get even 1 km/PF. Well need something much
smaller like maybe 10 PF per BVU.

As for tank/battery mass, I could careless if the mass is determined when the
tank was full, empty, half-full, 2/3 full, 2/3 empty, etc. All we need is a
nice figure we can multiply the size by to get an acceptable mass.

See Ya in Shadows,
Jason J Carter
The Nightstalker


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