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Magnets, magnets, the magical magnet

In message <> Mitch Loescher writes:

> Magnetic bearings also induce eddy currents in metals which act the same as
> linear dampers.  Hence while magnetic bearings are "friction free", they
> aren't energy-loss free.  Ever heard of an eddy current dyno?  It is the
> preferred way to dissipate mechanical energy...I'll let you in on a
> secret...most of the people on the list own a little eddy current dyno
> device.  Care to guess where?

If you're thinking of what I'm thinking of - I'm not one of them.

(1988 ur-quattro)

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