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Roadster by Panzer-13 Roadster by Panzer-13
This is a concept 5-wheel 2-person high-speed roadster. The two front wheels are located on long covered booms and are controlled by the two handles on top. To turn, one wheel is pushed down (opposite to direction of motion), and the other wheel is pulled up (in the direction of desired motion).
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TwistieCrafter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Very interesting concept. That does not sound like it can turn very well though, unless the 5th wheel turns somewhat. Though if the rear portion turns at a yaw, I could picture that working better. I just feel some of the front wheels need to be able to turn a little, though I do not fully understand the mechanics of driving.
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Twin rear wheel. Two forward guide-wheels. One wheel under the axel of the two guide wheels to ensure the vehicle's engine box doesn't eat pavement on turns, also to relieve stress on the axel's differential.

To turn Left: lift the left handle, the right handle depresses in compensation. The bike frame tilts left, turning left.

To turn right: lift the right handle, the left handle depresses in compensation. The bike frame tilts right, turning right.
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TwistieCrafter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Interesting. I was picturing like a car with a wheel underneath and I couldn't picture leaning a car to turn it since it takes a rotating axel. I guess the Roadster would not have the width of a car.
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Panzer-13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
It has a lateral leaning line, just like a motorcycle, however, it has a much more powerful engine and is capable of much greater speeds and thus has the advanced steering system.
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