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Old 03-01-2021, 05:36 PM   #781 (permalink)
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#781 and on deserves it's own thread. One of y'all could ask the mods to peel it off.

Meanwhile.... www.youtube.com/results?search_query=arcimoto. Short squeeze?

I picked this example because the Deliverator in the thumbnail has a semi-skirted rear wheel. One step closer to that full boat tail*.




*How about a ducted fan[less] behind the rear wheel Jetoptera-style? Turn that turbulent wake into thrust.

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Old 03-01-2021, 11:52 PM   #782 (permalink)
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One step closer to that full boat tail
If the boat tail provides some extra space for luggage, I wonder to which extent a 3rd motor at the rear wheel might become desirable to improve traction due to changes on the weight bias while (over)loaded.
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Old 03-02-2021, 03:27 AM   #783 (permalink)
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As long as the load is not heavier than the batteries and motor it should be fine as it is. You would not want to do a wheelie anyway.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:30 PM   #785 (permalink)
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Suddenly everything makes sense!

[That request is #781]
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You would not want to do a wheelie anyway.
No way. The intention would be to decrease the likelihood of a slip while starting uphill driving on a rainy morning in Porto Alegre and eventually improve regenerative braking.
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I thought it was a[FWD] joke. A tricycle wheelie?

Except that the load is over the single wheel, a tandem bogie would suffice.
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A tricycle wheelie?
Even though a wheelie seems nearly impossible to do with a reverse trike, who knows if someone wouldn't be willing to try? This is Brazil, there is always some idiot doing wheelies on public roads (it's not a problem when done on a closed track, but on public roads it may pose as a danger to anyone else around).


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Except that the load is over the single wheel, a tandem bogie would suffice.
While a tandem bogie could provide a better support to the weight loaded and increase stability, an extra motor would still provide a better traction control while starting uphill driving anyway due to weight transfer while accelerating.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:54 AM   #790 (permalink)
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So what are Arcimoto's production numbers? 100? 1000? 10000?

How many of these things are they actually turning out now?

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