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Old 04-16-2021, 10:37 AM   #3771 (permalink)
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Has the Gyro-X been in here yet? The original design didn't have those rollerskate arm things under the cockpit, and there were doors that closed over the rear retractable gear.





Alex Tremulis' 1961 'Gyron' shrunk down.
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:20 PM   #3772 (permalink)
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Alex Tremulis' 1961 'Gyron' shrunk down.
http://https://richardlangworth.com/...fordmillennium
https://richardlangworth.com/alex-tr...fordmillennium

That's pretty sweet, honestly. I wonder if it was just a display piece, or if it was a driveable gyro car.
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The word of the day is 'entomopter':

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What can you do with an infinitesimal faction of the aerodynamic drag of cars?


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justacarguy: Neil Thompson's Stude set the A/Comp coupe record at over 271mph with a best one way of 290.
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Now that's a wind tunnel.

Testing a big rig.... sideways.
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That's pretty sweet, honestly. I wonder if it was just a display piece, or if it was a driveable gyro car.
It's very likely that the car would not turn. If un-gimbaled, it would turn, but then it would fall over. Visa-versa.
My dad watched test pilot after test pilot go to their death as a consequence of their aircraft's propeller acting like a gyroscope during turns. The plane would go one direction while the propeller went the other. Too close to the ground to bail out. Hartzell 'shrapnel' for the plane to negotiate.
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