Japanese Train Goes 300 MPH

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+20 1. ZaMpTi commented 12 years ago

i bet they need to brake 15 mins before they arrive.

oh and don't care about things in the way of the train at this speed nothing will survive so u don't need to brake anyway...
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+17 2. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Nice but its a high speed run , and its not doing standard this speed all the time , but still its speed on a normal day , top speed

"the Shanghai Maglev Train holds the world's fastest Maglev commercial top speed of 431 km/h"

But they still have not beaten the french tgv record of 574kmh.
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+2 3. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

I hope the brakes are as good as the speed.
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+18 4. loadme commented 12 years ago

#3 now that i see your name combined with this clip

i cant do anything, but thinkin about roadrunner ;)
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+3 5. SamPsychedelic commented 12 years ago

That was FAST 0_0
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+7 6. drewsutton commented 12 years ago

#2 but it says they're going 500 km/h in the cabin?
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-3 7. doubledesperado commented 12 years ago

And we need this why in California? :|
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-1 8. mike_nazz commented 12 years ago

i bet the council wants to put a speed camera there
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0 9. yoal54 commented 12 years ago

Yeah ... poor guy who's living near the railroad ... :D
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+7 10. frole_verdict commented 12 years ago

#2 >But they still have not beaten the french tgv record of 574kmh.
Sure they did. JR-Maglev achieved 581km/h. Keep in mind they both hold a world record but in different categories : TGV holds the "Conventionnal Train" at 574km/h, JR-Maglev the "all trains" world record.

And anyway, TGV's record was a speedrun as well, usually it doesn't run at more than 320km/h.
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-1 11. therob42 commented 12 years ago

Its gone before you knew it was there!!! :S
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+3 12. zerorain commented 12 years ago

dam the only way to go faster is to build a tube and suck out all the air...no air no air resistance.
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+3 13. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

This is very similar to the german designed transrapid train which sadly didnt make it through politics here and now runs in china.
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+3 14. Cyrille commented 12 years ago

#1 Actually, since there is no wheel, there is no brake. This train float on a magnetic field, so when you want to slow it down, you "just" have to reduce the ignition rate of the magnetic panels.

As mentioned in #10, TGV record was done with a special train: larger wheels, bigger motor, reduced number of wagon, and the section of rails was choosed especially to break the record because the slope was helping.

That's a shame that in France we abandonned the Aerotrain project, it surely would have led to a Maglev-like train, many years ago.
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0 15. Lasering commented 12 years ago

In the same conditions of the TGV it would probably gone even faster, because there is almost no friction to stop it down. Where as the TGV has friction on the rail, on the axles, etc
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+1 16. Nightcamo commented 12 years ago

That beast would make a train simulator to a very challenging game.
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+3 17. Guss commented 12 years ago

No the limit of the TGV is not the friction to stop it, is the tension of the catenary.
When it is rolling, the pantograph that touches the catenary makes a wave on the catenary in font of the pantograph.
More the train speeding, more the wave is near the catenary.
To makes it farthest you have to increase the tension of catenary.
For the last record, the tension was of many tons (i don't remember exactly)!

Imagine a tension of 10 tons on a single copper wire of 5 cm of diameter ...
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-1 18. TaxCollector commented 10 years ago

Did you see that? Three trains in a row travelling at 300mph! I hope they don't catch up with each other. :D