Far More Efficient Use of Automotive Motors
Automotive motors are designed to run efficiently at lower rpm, as they would in combination with an automotive transmission. Much of the value of this design is lost by coupling this motor to a propeller power demand curve (so the motor thinks it’s going down the freeway in a lower gear most of the time), but the weight of its original design purpose remains. To more efficiently use these motors:
IntelliJet incorporates continuously variable power transmission (CVT) to operate these motors on a power demand curve very similar to one it would see in combination with an automotive transmission for which it was designed.
- This CVT function also results in the best possible conversion of power to thrust over a wide ranges of speeds and loads.
- It also converts power to thrust more efficiently over a wide range of operating conditions very much like an automotive transmission.
- It uses these efficiencies to carry the weight of the automotive motor.
- IntelliJet requires only one gearset for power transmission efficiency similar to an outboard.
For these reasons, IntelliJet works much more efficiently with automotive motors than does any propeller drive or conventional jet.