Re: JetPacks vs. AirCars

Doug Jones (
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 22:27:54 -0700

Spike Jones wrote:
> Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > But we can *build* a car that runs on water. Put the water in the
> > tank, let the solar cells turn it into H2, run the H2 into a fuel
> > cell and then drive off.
> In this example Robert, the car "runs" on solar cells. The water
> just serves as a [somewhat inefficient] means of power transmission.
> Many people have the notion that water can somehow be used as a fuel.

Actually, water can be a darn good *oxidizer* if the fuel is aluminum. This cost me 60 dB of hearing and half the vision in my right eye 22 years ago...

Doug Jones, Freelance Rocket Plumber