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A cone sphericon is a bisected equilateral cone with one
hemisphere twisted 120 degrees. The resulting shape has
one surface and one edge and allows for reciprocating
not rotational motion. Other sphericons allow for
rotational motion with a wobble. The Cone Sphericon
a wobble but only with reciprocating motion.
The cone sphericon might currently be integrated into
modern extension of Wing Warping designs (flapping
drones and human powered flapping flight) with out
causing World War III the way that the integration of the
motor into the Wright Brothers' original Wing Warping
designs caused World Wars I and II.
My recommendation would be to not fool around with
at least, but more importantly to not fool around with
wheels or motors in relation to adaptive flapping flight
designs, unless you enjoyed the first half of the 20th
century in which case your days are numbered and your
attitude, at least, will be selected against by evolution
||//allows for reciprocating but not rotational motion// I don't see how that shape prevents rotation. You can rotate any shape that can exist in three dimensions.
||Two mirrored versions of this shape roll against eachother
to produce reciprocating motion.