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Old 09-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I like the digital model you posted. I am eager to see how this works out. I have been considering building a front drive recumbent from some scrap bikes too. I may go with 700c front and rear wheels though.

May I suggest that you try a more conventional steering arrangement at least till you see how it goes? It would be easy to change later if you are set on understeer. If your model is accurate, it looks like you could drag a handlebar in a corner and set yourself up for a really bad crash.
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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