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Old 05-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Cool adventure Ben...looked like a great time! Thanks for all the updates and the vids...guessing the townspeople had something new to talk about that day!

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Great video as usual, Ben. Now I have Citicar envy. Thanks a lot.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Citicar envy I have it too
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:04 AM   #24 (permalink)
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More fun Citicar action!

Here's one of several un-official events I instigated....
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:15 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Here's one of several un-official events I instigated....
Good idea putting a passenger in the car...guessing you would have had a car on its side without him in there!
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:20 AM   #26 (permalink)
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These electric cars are really stable, when I first got mine I would slow down before taking a corner, now I don't, you have all of your battery weight as the lowest part of the vehicle, not sure what it would take to get one to roll over but it's not something I would ever worry about.
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When I was doing high-speed corners on the "track", I had to lean my body WAY into the curve, but the car itself hardly tilts at all.

The center of gravity is just above the axle.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:02 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Interesting...I'll check off my "Learn one new thing today" box...thanks guys!
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Do the Commuta-cars handle differently because of the batteries being pushed out past the bumpers?

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