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    Hackaday | 2/13/20 | 1 min
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    • jbuchana
      Scribe
      7 months ago

      This is not the first time I've seen the idea to power a vehicle via a flywheel. The first time I saw it was in a popular-mechanics type magazine back in the '70s, where they proposed a glass fiber flywheel turning at some insane speed to power a car. That never got off the ground either.

      I have seen, in magazines, the Internet, and textbooks, systems that used flywheels to power a building for a few seconds until a backup generator could kick in.