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Elio Stabilty On Highway,wind, Steep Grades, And At70mph.?

Discussion in 'Forum Rules, Site Suggestions, & Help' started by Jackbow, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Jackbow

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    Any road tests in traffic at high speeds?
     
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    Hi and welcome From The Evergreen State. there's lots of good stuff Elio here.
    Specific to your question, the only "road tests" were awhile ago and were in parking lots, and shoots for videos
    E.M. has the engine and building 25 units as we speak. You have arrived at a great time in the history of this project, as it will now start to accelerate. E M has/is selling shares and raising money, there have been T.V. ads, and some good press.
    A friendly group here with many skills and life experiences, enjoy your visit hope you stay.
     
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    Theoretically it shouldn't be a problem. Three-wheels is inherently more stable than four, and the engine is up front with the two drive wheels. Most of the weight of the vehicle is right at its traction point.
    The jury is still out on high side-winds, but EM seems to think it will be more stable than something like a VW Bug. But as Crayze said, the 25 Engineering test vehicles are on their way, and soon we will have all kinds of speed tests, crash tests, MPG tests, and weather tests to sink our teeth into.
     
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    well XI:LIX, late night
     
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    Really enjoy the interest in this car from so many folks. Thanks for input on stability.
     
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    Early on, extensive road testing of the elio was done by the best scientists using the most advanced testing techniques.
    It was then wrapped in Christmas ribbon and given to Paul Elio as a Christmas gift.
     
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    Well...
    I take my 320 lb. Virago out on the interstate occasionally.
    I don't think the 1280 lb. Elio is going to make me think twice.
     
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    A little common sense here in Wyoming will save your life. On the interstate, if the wind is blowing 50mph, gusting to 75mph and possible ice conditions.....you may be testing the roll cage. I will prep a set of "winter" rims/tires to switch out. I'm not concerned at all about driving around in town. If the snow is too deep....I will jump into my 8mpg 4x4 truck.
     
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    The only Obvious design concern to me is the open wheels in icey road conditions. I can't see how there would not be problem with ice formation on the open elements of the front wheels. Perhaps someone can share their experience with trikes in these conditions.

    Of course this condition only exists about one a decade where I live.
     
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