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Old 09-14-2019, 01:11 PM   #231 (permalink)
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https://www.leosgarage.com/TEXT/LITESTAR/INDEX.HTM



Looks not retractable to me, but just two small fixed wheels.

" It has 4 wheels, two motorcycle wheels and two small outrigger wheels one on each wing. The outrigger wheels provide balance for the vehicle while it is at rest or while in a turn."

"Only one of the two outrigger tires touches the ground at a time. Because of this it is considered a 3 wheeled vehicle and is normally licensed as a motorcycle."

But in this picture I could say 4 wheels are touching the ground. Or not???



I wonder if the took the glass from retired jet planes.

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That was done on the James Bede-designed Lite-Star,aero-two-wheeler of the 1980s.


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Old 09-14-2019, 01:44 PM   #232 (permalink)
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Looks not retractable to me, but just two small fixed wheels.

" It has 4 wheels, two motorcycle wheels and two small outrigger wheels one on each wing. The outrigger wheels provide balance for the vehicle while it is at rest or while in a turn."

"Only one of the two outrigger tires touches the ground at a time. Because of this it is considered a 3 wheeled vehicle and is normally licensed as a motorcycle."

But in this picture I could say 4 wheels are touching the ground. Or not???



I wonder if the took the glass from retired jet planes.
The windshield and canopy was purpose-built.The owner's association went in together,with $10,000 to pay for tooling to create replacement windshields,at $1,000 a piece.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:41 PM   #233 (permalink)
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The new Aptera it's more close to reality today than 9 years ago, since today batteries are cheaper and many components are produced by many different companies, while in during Aptera early years they had to produce nearly everything.

They are using on-wheels electric motors this time, one in each wheel, and not a huge powerful electric motor abobe the rear wheel extructure.
Had it been fitted with some range-extender, I guess it could serve me right even to go take some days off with some cousins who live near the border with Uruguay
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I hope Aptera Motors don't listen to the wrong guys this time :




Hey Homer would fit to be president of Brazil.

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