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Fri, 26 May 2000 19:07:02 -0700

At 00:14 5/26/2000, you wrote:
>In a message dated 5/26/00 3:08:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>cdupchurch@hotmail.com writes:
><< The RX-78NT-1 was a testbed for the new magnetic coating technology and
> other enhancements like the linear seat cockpit. Some enhancements from
> Alex went into the GM Custom. >>
> What does the magnetic coating do?

It provides frictionless bearings for the joints.

The idea is that, instead of lubrication, the points of contact have a
magnetic coating that keeps the parts from ever actually coming into
contact with one another. Instead, the repel and glide over one another,
like the rail and car in a "maglev" (magnetic levitation" railway.


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