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    Acceleration sensors and gyroscopes were also...

    Acceleration sensors and gyroscopes were also important bit of keeping "autonomous" cars on track. (and surprisingly good at that)
    If and when the GPS goes haywire the inertial navigation can patch...
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    Whaat, no horses on highways? :D Around here...

    Whaat, no horses on highways? :D
    Around here horse+rider can go pretty much everywhere exept highways, normal roads are ok, including private roads and even private land.
    You can park your horse...
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    Anything 100% efficient. :D Think more like 57kW...

    Anything 100% efficient. :D
    Think more like 57kW and 0.1 hours. Extremely slow motion like 60 meters per hour tend to be inefficient, because of huge gearing ratio from electric motor to cable winch.
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    35000kg lifted to average height of 60 meters is...

    35000kg lifted to average height of 60 meters is only 20.6 MJ or 5.7 kWh. The 20 MWh capacity quoted would need 3500 of those 35 ton concrete blocks.
    So it would need 122500 tons of weights. Sounds...
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    Import electricity from Russia. Now what can go...

    Import electricity from Russia. Now what can go wrong with that? :rolleyes5:
    Also two new nuclear plants under construction (one about to start and one barely in planning stages)
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    You have stats from 2014. We have over 4X...

    You have stats from 2014. We have over 4X installed capacity since that.

    According to latest info the wind power is "cheapest" way to produce electricity here, only problem is that it needs...
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    Storage would be the biggest problem at least...

    Storage would be the biggest problem at least around here.

    There can be week-long periods that production would drop way below average. Finland has about 2000 MW installed wind power but there is...
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    Synchronous condenser - Wikipedia...

    Synchronous condenser - Wikipedia

    Synchrocompensators are nothing new and they are used also with traditional power generation methods.
    Electric or static synchrocompensators also exists, you...
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    Or BU was out of stock and sourced their own...

    Or BU was out of stock and sourced their own steel from SB that also happens to sell their product?
    What did the mill certs say?

    Just curious here, Uddeholm mills (the original ones) are just...
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    Voest-Alpine is so large industrial behemoth that...

    Voest-Alpine is so large industrial behemoth that its not easy to figure out what they do and where but tool steel production(High Performance Metals Division) is mostly in europe (Sweden, Germany...
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    Isn't Uddeholm Swedish company? Now part of...

    Isn't Uddeholm Swedish company? Now part of Böhler-Uddeholm that is in turn part of Voest-Alpine.
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    Hard crome on soft core probably fails if the use...

    Hard crome on soft core probably fails if the use is any heavier.

    Spec for long nitriding to get enough deep case
    Longwear Surface Treatments nitriding technical data and cycle times
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    I found the "real horse" peak horsepower rating...

    I found the "real horse" peak horsepower rating interesting because I was wondering about it once. :D

    100kg human can output about 2kW or close to 3hp peak so 30hp peak from 1000kg Clydesdale...
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    Much true but there is no way around it that US...

    Much true but there is no way around it that US rail network is still at stone age(or diesel age..)
    We have population density 50% of the US and 1/50 total population but twice as much electrified...
  15. For anyone interested in the bearing type:...

    For anyone interested in the bearing type:
    https://www.ntnglobal.com/en/products/catalog/pdf/2300E_09.pdf
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    Regerative braking is is nothing new in electric...

    Regerative braking is is nothing new in electric locomotives. Everywhere else except US and India :rolleyes5:

    Kiruna(Sweden) to Narvik(Norway) Iron ore line produces excess energy with...
  17. wow, that's something new to me also. :)

    wow, that's something new to me also. :)
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    Just expensive. Conservative approximation...

    Just expensive.
    Conservative approximation would be that you would need 2 MWh battery designed for rapid charging. That would be 20x 100kWh batteries like Tesla is using.
    About 10 tons of...
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    Balance between cleaning and penetration is only...

    Balance between cleaning and penetration is only used with AC when welding aluminium alloys.

    Pulse settings have some effect on HAZ and penetration but its really for fine-tuning after you can...
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    Sounds to me that you pull the arc too long or...

    Sounds to me that you pull the arc too long or have the electrode set too far from the cup if fusion welds are ok but when you start playing around with filler it gets ugly. Spend few bottles of...
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    Don't know about US but around here multirib belt...

    Don't know about US but around here multirib belt pulleys are absurdly expensive. Especially so for the size used in automobiles (PK belt). Industry uses PJ and PL sizes but less PK size.
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    What grade of tungsten you use? And gray weld...

    What grade of tungsten you use?

    And gray weld sounds like you have bad gas, bad connections or you are just n00b with TIG. Super-duper easy to get gray welds if you just started welding...
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    AFAIK rotating part vibration would be at slip...

    AFAIK rotating part vibration would be at slip speed but magnetic (frame) vibration is at exactly line frequency or multiples of it ie 60hz, 120hz, or 180hz or.. .
    Some motors are worse than...
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    Before you start with besserwisser-mode at least...

    Before you start with besserwisser-mode at least get your facts straight. ;) 1000kV transmission lines are nothing new anymore. China has few thousand kilometers of 1000kV AC transmission lines.
    ...
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    https://i1.wp.com/www.graciecombativeskc.com/Renns...

    https://i1.wp.com/www.graciecombativeskc.com/RennsportKC/M96/38.JPG?zoom=2&resize=640%2C480
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