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Gyroscopic stunt bike

Control pitch, yaw, and roll after takeoff
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Two motors control two gyros. one on x axis and one on y axis. Take a jump, get big air, and add or remove energy to the gyro/flywheel causing directional tumble. Theoretically you could do a front flip then a back flip in a single jump. Done right the Priest might try to exercise a demon from you.
Brian the Painter, Jan 05 2013

I thought this motorcycle looked like a gyroscope! http://www.brainpic.../strange-invetions/
[xandram, Jan 06 2013]


       [+] but I'm not volunteering as test-pilot this time.
FlyingToaster, Jan 05 2013

       Gyros on bikes are nothing new, and not really an improvement unless the wheels themselves.
rcarty, Jan 05 2013

       Well I've never seen one, so even if they do exist it's still my Idea. I have also never seen a front flip followed by a back flip. I can imagine this on a remote controlled car as well. Oh what fun!   

       rcarty post a link if you can find one. I'd like to see one in action!
Brian the Painter, Jan 05 2013

       Technically every bicycle is gyroscopic. However good they are at 'conservation of angular momentum' quite massive gyroscopes, and power would be required to actually orient the vehicle in space as you suggest.
rcarty, Jan 05 2013

       Surely you just pull a front flip and then while you are in the air select the highest gear and start pedalling like mad?
pocmloc, Jan 05 2013

       If you could pull that off I would try to exercise a demon out of you.
Brian the Painter, Jan 06 2013

       sp. exorcise
rcarty, Jan 06 2013

       exorcise looks wrong but yeah O.K. thanks rcarty
Brian the Painter, Jan 06 2013

       Not a big deal, I'm not very strict about spelling. In fact, I would support freer spelling.
rcarty, Jan 06 2013

       No he meant exercise - jealousy would impel him to attempted emulation.
pocmloc, Jan 06 2013

       mebbe it's an exorcise bike.
FlyingToaster, Jan 06 2013

       To really make this sing and dance one should use a flywheel of about 1000 lbs. Also for maximal time to perform aerial stunts, bike and rider should be dropped from an airplane. The rider can get the flywheel up to speed during the trip up. After spinning forwards and backwards, any residual momentum of the flywheel can be use to propel fan blades, arresting the descent of bike and rider. When fan blades are done, the ride jumps off and deploys a chute. A minute later the flywheel (made of ice) is destroyed by dynamite in midair and the rider descends godlike through the rainbow made by the shimmering cloud.
bungston, Jan 07 2013

       [+] A modified version could be used by basketball players trying to achieve hang time.
sqeaketh the wheel, Jan 07 2013


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