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Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Trusting, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. ABC123

    ABC123 Elio Aficionado

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    In the Elio YT video of the crash test, specifically from the rear, where does the rear tire go? It seems to be lost and not forced into the rear compartment. The seat bottom and or the tire rim is that strong? The tire deforms the impacting object? Yes, I want the passenger compartment to result in as little trauma as possible, but I’m having a hard time believing that simulation. Other engineers here, please help my place this video into perspective. Thanks!
     
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    If you look at the video closely, you can see that the tire detaches from the swing arm and turns sideways against the back wall of the passenger compartment.
     
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    From what pics that Elio has shown, the trailing arm is of a banana design and cast aluminum. So, it would break in the middle of the curve and rotate around when hit from the rear.

    Only thing to remember is that the video that Elio has is pre-unibody as that's the tube frame being crash tested. Hopefully they have one of the unibody design a both are completely different.
     
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    This is not a joke, it really happened.

    We have 3 sons and one of them has 3 little girls, 2 are 6 years old and one is 8. They also had two dogs, and one has been declining for a while. Yesterday, while the girls were at school, their dad decided it was time to do the merciful thing. He took the dog to the vet and had her put to sleep. When the girls got home from school he tried to explain to them as gently as possible that the dog was gone and not coming back. The first girl said she felt bad and cried a little. The second girl said something about loving the dog and missing her. The third girl said "Can we get a parrot?".
     
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