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Subject: Re: Reducing contact resistance for low volt use?
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 10:11:00 -0000
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"DarkMatter" wrote in message
> On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 21:35:09 -0000, "Mjolinor"
> Gave us:
> >"DarkMatter" wrote in
> >> On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 21:00:47 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris) Gave
> >> us:
> >> >If you built an Indy car engine to last 100,000 miles, I doubt it
> >> >many races.
> >> Yes, but dragster engines, which is a much closer analogy, last
> >> several races before rebuild. Not just one, and repurchase.
> >But if you look at formula one there is very little, in fact I can't
> >of any, reuseable parts after one race (moving parts that is) ( yes, I do
> >realise that all the parts move but you know what I mean)
> Then you must also realize that the dragster analogy matches much
> more closely than the hours long race car analogy does.
> Many dragsters have catastrophic failure modes during a run.
> There was one of the most spectacular on TV just a short time ago.
> Blew the whole funny car all to hell. The guy walked away from being
> three feet behind a very large grenade.
In the comparison I was making the dragster does not follow more closely.
The engine (for example) in a formula 1 car is designed to last one race.
Blocks are re-lined after each race, all bearing parts are replaced. The
engine is goosed after one race that is all it's designed to last. The
length of the race is of no consequence in this comparison. I suppose the
same applies to teh saturn 5 when compared to the space shuttle.