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    We all knew what was meant anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    I told you you would make Ronald angry, hahahaha.

    But I'm sorry that you were scared, I would have liked to know the final outcome.

    I was left with doubts.
    I will do this: I will use the term "motor" due to affinity with the term "motore".
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    Sorry Ronald but I was just kidding with Lew and the motor/engine thing began to get out of control. Len
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    Hear again you guys, and you know who you are, this topic was a simple discussion about using heat fins on an electric motor and if has gotten off the rails.

    I heard what I wanted, now letโ€™s go on to another topic please and thank you. Some of us must be diagnosed with โ€œCabin Feverโ€ ๐Ÿง!
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    Hi Edw, thanks so much for the information but this changes everything.

    It then seems that the terms are synonymous (fairly interchangeable with each other and not specific).

    Could it be that there are differences between UK English, US English and Australian English?
    I'm curious how the linguistic dispute will end.
    I wait to archive the information learned from LewZ as knowledge.

    Don't make Ronald too angry, because we are very off topic, hahahaha.
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    According to the Oxford Dictionary

    โ€œMotor - a machine, especially one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or for another device with moving partsโ€

    โ€œEngine - Any device for converting some forms of energy into mechanical workโ€

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    Can I Take An Electric Bike On A Trail In Florida?

    You can ride an electric bike on almost all trails throughout Florida๐Ÿ˜Š. But itโ€™s essential to do your research, and evaluate your personal needs, before making a bike purchase or planning an itinerary. You will want to ensure that the type of e-bike (E-1, E-2, E-3) you have or are considering, allows you to safely explore trails.

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    All of my boat brushless motors and ESC are water cooled by design. That feature is built in.

    None of my brushed motors nor their ESC / BEC are water cooled. However, I run my boats at scale speeds ( slow ). I never had any overheating issues even in the summer.


    however......


    If you are running at high speed or racing for extended time, I definitely recommend cooling your brushed motors either with fins and forced air cooling, or a water coil/jacket.

    I have a standby water pump on one boat that will force water thru the brushed motors and ESC if needed. So far, I used it rarely.

    next , the motor and engine topic.

    I think English is the only language that uses both engine and motor to describe the same thing ( although engine is used to describe a machine using fossil or organic or chemical based fuel ). Motor in English is fine to describe any mechanism that converts energy into mechanical form. Everyone else in a Latin based language ( and others ) uses the word motor only.


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    I was quoting a generally accepted term. When I was growing up a gas powered engine was often called a motor. Rarely was an electric powered device called sn engine. See terms such as "motor bike" or "motor car". Seems like "motor" is the most used expression. So, is "engine" subservient to "motor"?

    When I was a kid, no one knew what a search engine was. Like most new creations that came about these devices had to be given a name. Sometimes a brand new name, sometimes expanding on an existing name which might now be called a category.

    As far as what powers a majority of model boats (that little thingy with wires connected to it) seems to be called a "motor".

    Briticana: "Electric motor", any of a class of devices that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, usually by employing electromagnetic phenomena.

    Sorry, but I have to end my message here but I need to get back to soldering wires on my latest boat's motor ("engine"?).

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    Hi Lew,
    Re "Motors run on electricity and engines run on combustion."
    Does that mean that Florida has passed a new law?
    "Henceforth all motorbikes shall be E-BIKES"???

    Oh! And are all Search Engines powered by petrol, diesel, H, or steam (which is itself generated by burning something; oil, gas, wood, Uranium or similar) ... ?
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