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Old 03-13-2019, 11:23 AM   #2981 (permalink)
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Although it exhibits a distinct lack of road wheels
I think the word "car" in Aircar is like the word "bus" in Airbus, it's just meant to denote private verses public transportation, in a VTOL craft this time.

I'm not a fan of it, I think such a craft needs 3 to 4 points of lift not two, and gimbal fans are always a good idea.

If you regard a helicopter main rotor as a single gimbal that would be a mistake, the control of it is much more complex, and hovercraft are a different animal.

https://www.popsci.com/military-avia...ercraft#page-4

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In 1959, William Bertelsen became the unlikely star of a national science magazine.
So the above is not "aerodynamic?

It uses air to reduce friction and therefore is more fuel efficient than a boat going though water 100 times denser than air. If aerodynamics is all about making a craft more fuel efficient and or faster with the less HP, then this is the ultimate machine. Airboats cannot touch a hovercraft in the efficiency category although modern slippery plastics can narrow things up a bit under the right conditions.

Air is a good lubricant, just saying.

Oh, and don't go trying to replicate that illustration above, a hovercraft would just slide down the crown in the road and aim you into the curb, or a tree or a parked car.

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Oh, and don't go trying to replicate that illustration above, a hovercraft would just slide down the crown in the road and aim you into the curb, or a tree or a parked car.
That's me in the '59, gettin' the hell away from that thing!
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:36 AM   #2983 (permalink)
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Sorry, I don't have info. It was on pinterest.
This is the definition on Pinterest.

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"Victor-Albert Bouffort was an aeronautics engineer who took it upon himself to design and build some pretty crazy cars in the years after WWII. The first was this magnificent streamlined three-wheeler based on a Citroen Traction-Avant."
Using our new search terms.

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We love a CitroŽn challenge!
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For today’s feature article, we have an assortment of three images containing an unusual three-wheel vehicle, an early truck being put through its paces, and a distinctive rear axle design.

We begin with the stylish French trike in the lead image is parked on a street covered with curved paving bricks in the city of Paris, France. The vehicle is wearing “Paris Chic” bodywork of the tear drop type usually fitted to pre or postwar Talbot-Lago or Delage chassis’ by famed French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik; note the gullwing doors.

The photograph was taken by Moreau Fabcdx and published in the Automotive Industries, May 15, 1947, issue here in the States. The unknown writer described it in this way; “The seat resembles that in a cockpit of an airplane and the door is one-piece which lifts up when the driver enters. It has three wheels and an 11-horsepower engine. Its top speed is about 90-miles per hour.”
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The 402 Andreau was a design prototype conceived by the renowned aerodynamic engineer Jean Andreau, commissioned by Peugeot to apply his theories of aerodynamics to the 402.

Five examples were produced in 1936, including this one, currently kept at the Peugeot Adventure Museum in Sochaux and presented for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in October 1936.
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Amazing three wheeler parked at the front of @66motorcycles. #cx500 base. (at 66 Motorcycles)

Another image...........
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Too bad the link is a spam site. This bike is rad.
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http://www.mikerichardson.net.au/tracer3.shtml


Hey, he's an architect, so am I. Designed and built a plane too.

http://www.mikerichardson.net.au/conceptual.shtml

PS: I e-mailed Mr. Richardson as an courtesy FYI about Hotlinking his images.
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That's an interesting one. Very well built, I just wonder if it has tipping issues in cornering/braking.
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It needs a step plate for ingress/egress.
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That's an interesting one. Very well built, I just wonder if it has tipping issues in cornering/braking.
It leans, and quite well based on eyewitness accounts.

I posted a link to another forum and if you read the conversation people that have caught it on the road were impressed by it's agility.

I did email it's inventor, he wrote back and no problem with my sharing the images from his site. Good to know he's alive in any case.

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