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Alan Boyle: Armadillo's next small step

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:38 am
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chabot imageJohn Carmack provided some e-mail answers to Alan Boyle. Click here to read the whole article

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Will the design of the next big vehicle change significantly, considering that the focus is starting to shift from the X Prize to the post-X Prize era? What are the top things that will be changed? I assume the engine innards will be a big item.

Carmack: “The new vehicle is going to use our ‘mini-nozzles’ for the engine, which will give us more control at very low throttles and cut a foot of height off the vehicle.

“Internally, the engine will use small hole drilled support plates instead of water jet cut support plates backed up with screens. This will make it impossible for any catalyst rings to make their way past the screens.
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