UK'S FIRST HYDROGEN POWERED RADIO-CONTROLLED (RC) CAR
Collaboration with Toyota, Tamiya and Bramble Energy to build a hydrogen-powered RC car.
Up to 2x the running time, direct fitment to existing off-the-shelf RC cars, mini-hydrogen canisters easily replaced and exchanged.
20 W hydrogen polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) from Bramble Energy
7.2 V 2100 mAh NiMH battery
2x Hydrostik Pro, each 10 L of H2 @ 30 bar, purity >99.995% (refilled by an electrolyser)
Brushed 540 motor 27T
TT-02 chassis with 4WD
Gear ratio = 8.27 : 1
Electric powertrain consists of hydrogen PEFC and NiMH battery.
Fuel cell delivers power directly to the motor and recharges the batteries if they are below a state-of-charge (SOC).
Once H2 has depleted, you have the additional range of a fully charged battery, as with the original setup of the RC car.
Complete control of fuel cell power delivery, including safety features.
Control of hydrogen fuel delivery and exhaust.
Double the running time capacity to conventional battery-powered RC car.
Fuel cell, control system and hydrogen storage all fitted within the existing RC chassis - same ones readily available in model shops.
Hydrogen canisters designed specifically for this sytem can be refilled using a desktop-sized electrolyser
Toyota Supra GR mk5 version (1:10) for the sports car fanatics… (sorry it’s electric, but at least it’s hydrogen!)
Front and rear lights activate when the fuel cell is powering the drivetrain.
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