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Old 02-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
Christopher Jordan
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Originally Posted by Wayneburg View Post
(DELTA) CONS
-Unsafe in braking turns.


TWO STEERING WHEELS IN FRONT, ONE DRIVE WHEEL IN BACK (TADPOLE CONFIGURATION)
PROS
-Safer in braking turns.

CONS
-Prone to overturning as compared to equivalent 4 wheeled vehicles.
-Heavier than a delta configuration due to a heavier steering mechanism.
Another delta "con" is that they can be lengthened to haul unbelievable loads without too much concern about balancing the load.

And that weekend racer aspect - looks like an arrow: dragster-type. That flurry of Harley Davidson and Corvair/VW choppers made 2 rear wheel trikes popular using that wide rear/ thin front appearance popular.

Then came safety problems- Harleys and even Honda ATVs put a shadow on all trikes. My EV is a delta configuration trike. But my Human Power and EV trike is a tadpole; far safer steering and braking than my delta trike!

Thankfully, neither my delta or tadpole have overturned - yet, but both are extremely heavy.
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