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Old 10-08-2009, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks like it handles the vehicle dynamics problems most narrow vehicles have by differential leaning.

Looks like it will need motorcycle tires as the wheels lean as well.

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
I drew during breakfast in college one day, a quick-and-dirty sketch of a hydraulic circuit for a leaning car. It would be a simple four-way joystick like you see on a lot of tractor-mounted front loaders, with a weight on the knob. The joystick is mounted upside down so the knob is actually pointed straight down. In actual practice you'd want something more sensitive, but for imagining in my head, it got the job done.

With a closed center, the itty-tiny pump that's always running - I figured you could take a tap off the power steering pump if you wanted - would simply dump into a reservoir. Once there's some lean to cancel, the weight pulls the joystick to the appropriate setting to try to level the car back out. The reservoir's there to add capacity if you're out for a quick blast up the Tail of the Dragon and the switchbacks come faster than the pump can supply.

Never built it of course. I was in college, no money. No neat little car to mount it in, either.
The forces required to manage the leaning can't be all that great if the mechanism is designed that way- think motorcycle riding. Then I would think human leg power could manage it... ?

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I'm sure the Land Glider concept is built upon many generations of tilt/leaning concepts. Even though we didn't see any mechanicals, it looks like it could have 'dual-scythe' suspension system most similar to the Yamaha Tesseract or the 4MC quad concept. You have to see to believe the superior handling, articulation & stability of next gen narrow-track vehicles, especially in the wet skid pad tests & off-road sections.
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Nissan with a serious intent on their 2nd gen electric vehicle concept?...as an Infiniti.
Nissan Land Glider concept could make production under Infiniti banner
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It seems that the turning radius might be reduced for that narrow body of the car. It is better for curves and even its aerodynamic design. This is a real great thing for cars.

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