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Our project's goal - break the existing record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) by reaching 800 mph (1,287 km/h)!

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JOIN US IN OUR QUEST!

NAE™ Project: Magnetic Braking Systems

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Magna-Force

Helping to stop the North American Eagle™ will be a unique braking system under development by Lev X® of Port Angeles, Washington. The anti-skid, no contact brakes could someday revolutionize the aircraft, rail and automotive industry. Lev X ®, and their parent company Magna-Force ® are leading the world with the commercial applications of rare earth Neodymium Iron Boron Magnets (NdFeB) in the transportation industry.

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Original test brakes were tested with F-15 aircraft wheels and tires to speeds of 350 mph.

Magnetic brakes w/ metal wheels
Magnetic brakes w/ metal wheels

Once our high speed wheels were installed, greater speed tests were conducted. In June 2008, the 14,000 lb North American Eagle™ was stopped from a speed of 400 mph using nothing more than the Lev X magnetic braking. Temperatures are monitored using two infrared temperature gauges located in the cockpit. So far testing has yield temperatures within design parameters. At 800 mph the Lev X Magnetic Brakes generate 4,700 brake horsepower.

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