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Old 10-07-2018, 04:48 AM   #131 (permalink)
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With torque vectoring on the front axle, do you even need three wheel steering except as an expensive parking aid?

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Old 10-08-2018, 01:27 AM   #132 (permalink)
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800 calories at McDonalds? That's a between meals snack compared to what I normally consume when I visit (which is only about once per month, sadly).

I had thought about commuting on a hoverboard back when my drive was 6.5 miles and I was suffering a tire puncture every other ride on my bicycle. I think I finally determined that my tubes were meant for wider tires, and so they were getting pinched somewhere. Stores simply don't carry presta tubes in the narrow size required by my tires.
What size wheels were you running? 700c tubes are widely available in 18-23mm.

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What cornering on three wheels might look like:



Somewhere along the line I picked up the notion that as long as the rear wheel tracks behind whichever front wheel is on the outside of the curve, there's no leverage for upsetting. [right/wrong?]
Here's my version:

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Old 10-09-2018, 03:42 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm going a bit off, but let me say. The worst final touchs car model, like the car spoiled by just the final touchs from engineerings or designer, was the final version of Aptera. The earlier 2 versions was great looking, aerodynamic, cool, but the last version got "squared touchs", like trying to add usual car's look, getting to nowhere.

Se what I refere :

From this :



To this :



And the last (stupid) idea thet killed the entire project, since they tried just to start from zero to build a 4 wheeals 4 seats :



Money run out and the party was over.
Tehn chinese company bought Aptera but nothing more was made ever since.
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I wouldn't say the Aptera is a design failure.. it's a great design.
It just looks like someone took a trike and put a sedan body on it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:44 PM   #135 (permalink)
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What is the most surprising day with a failure design car ?

Maybe the Twilight Zone like clip :




Only in Twilight Zone to such thing happen with a family guy in such weird car.


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Ok, I got the message. No more National Lampoon Vacations references.
...despite the clip I posted be very funny.

Maybe this anthologic scene with Ford thunderbird it's more of your appreciation :



T-Bird it's a classic, but the cyan car in this clip, where the guy was in, had a quit uggly front.



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T-Bird it's a classic, but the cyan car in this clip, where the guy was in, had a quit uggly front.
That's an Edsel. Ford wanted to compete with Pontiac and Buick, but the public was unconvinced. One critic said that the grille looked "like an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon."
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Ok, I got the message. No more National Lampoon Vacations references.
...despite the clip I posted be very funny.
Do what thou wilt. I was just adding provenance.

When the supermodel/Ferrari pilot was giving her attention to the dad, I was freaking out because Paul [somebody] did that in the Fast and Furious franchise and he's dead now.

Their iconic station wagon wasn't a production vehicle. As wasn't the Herkimer Battle Jitney:

https://blog.consumerguide.com/cool-...m-lame-movies/
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Well, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan didn't died (Moure was natural causes) as they didn't tried to reproduce James Bond stunt in real life.
Lapoon Vacation stunt on film was for fun, like Tom And Jerry, and the husband end up a bit ridicularized, so it's not inducing fast driving as Fast and Furious use to induce.

Paul Walker died because he was (or had a moment) of stupidity, trying to performe crazy car speed in city street.

I imagine how many people Fast and Furious franchise helpd to kill in crashs by inducing young fool people to try fast car stunt or even just fast driving.
I remamber there was a time car's advestisement o TV, here on Brazil, tended to glamorize fast danger driving, to induce people buy models with powerful engines. Luckly justice forbidden it.

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Do what thou wilt. I was just adding provenance.

When the supermodel/Ferrari pilot was giving her attention to the dad, I was freaking out because Paul [somebody] did that in the Fast and Furious franchise and he's dead now.

Their iconic station wagon wasn't a production vehicle. As wasn't the Herkimer Battle Jitney:

https://blog.consumerguide.com/cool-...m-lame-movies/


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