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Re: Magnets, magnets, the magical magnet

In message <> Dave Head writes:

>> And how about replacing those ball-bearings with the circular magnets? No
>> more lubricants to worry about! And no friction!! That should add several
>> mph to the top end!!!

I feel compelled to point out that there _is_ friction (or drag, anyway) in a 
magnetic bearing.  No need for lubrication or service, though, which is the 
primary advantage.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club