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less wheels

Get rid of some wheels
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The wheels of a car accomplish several functions; namely they provide static equilibrium when the car is at rest, they provide dynamic equilibrium when driving, they provide forward push, and they provide steering.

Gyrocars used two wheels instead of four, with gyros for equilibrium.

It should be possible to make cars with 2 or 1 wheel using gyros, aerial steering (wings) and push (jets or fans), thus enlonging roads duration.

vaceituno, Jan 02 2004

http://tlb.org/eunicycle.html i dunnom if this counts but its pretty cool anyway [andrew1, Apr 08 2005]


       even more baked - unicycle
hippo, Jan 02 2004

       surely fewer wheels, rather than less wheels?
neilp, Jan 02 2004

       I got rid of all my wheels ages ago.
DrCurry, Jan 02 2004

       [neilp] quite right. When the number of items are quantifiable, use fewer, when not, use less.
jonthegeologist, Jan 02 2004

       Ever hit gravel or dust on a motorcycle? My hospital experience tells me this wouldn't be any better than whats out there already. Also, have you ever tried to steer a motorcycle at high speeds? The inherent gyroscopic effect of both the wheels spinning at high RPMs makes the thing incredibly difficult to corner. Changing lanes isn't that bad, but CORNERING at anything above 70 takes muscle.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 02 2004

       I don't understand the goal, "enlonging roads duration." That sounds like you're saying there will be less damage to the road. I believe there would be less damage to the road if the weight were distributed over more wheels. (Interesting that "more" is the antonym of both "less" and "fewer")
scad mientist, Jan 02 2004

       enlonging roads duration? Are you Vulcan?
python, Jan 03 2004

       Seems like a perfectly cromulent usage.
krelnik, Jan 03 2004


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