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Dymaxion

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by Elio Amazed, Oct 31, 2019.

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    So they intend to use the body of an airship?...
     
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    Probably decided to use the most aerodynamic shape possible. An airship is aerodynamic. Problem with that shape seem to be no down force to keep wheel firmly on the ground.
     
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    Dan Neil: Dymaxion Car-Cool, How Does It Drive?
    (YouTube link above).
    I think it is neat. I think the front two wheels should steer instead of the back one. I wonder if one could make one that has that feature instead of the original.
     
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    Would not trust this vehicle turning a corner at speed. Looks very top heavy. The Elio has a much lower center of gravity.
     
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    The Elio powers the back wheel (or powers the front two?) and steers with the front two. Perhaps if the Dymaxion did that too, it would be a little more stable?
     
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    It's almost amusing when people write about the Elio as if it actually exists.
     
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    Plus many have forgotten the basic specifications of it too.
     
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    Dymaxion in action at 2:16

     

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