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Posted by Eeyore on March 20, 2009, 12:48 pm
 


harry wrote:


What a curious staement.

Graham


Posted by clare on March 20, 2009, 4:11 pm
 
On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:48:05 +0000, Eeyore


3 wheelers are inherently more stable as the suspension does not
require any compliance to keep all wheels on the ground - like a
tripod.

2 wheels front, 1 rear, like the old Morgan Sport can give phenomenal
handling. Front drive or rear can both be used to advantage.

Low unsprung weight and low roll center are also easy to achieve,
which both help handling.

Posted by Eeyore on March 20, 2009, 5:05 pm
 

clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:


REAL 3 wheelers are notorious for INstability.

Forget it. If it was true you'd see race cars made that way.

Graham


Posted by clare on March 20, 2009, 5:48 pm
 On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:05:08 +0000, Eeyore


 Single front wheell cars are inherently instable. Single rear wheel
is a totally different driving experience.

Posted by Eeyore on March 20, 2009, 5:52 pm
 

clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:


I think they are a little better but as everyday cars rather than
curiosities they aren't going to score very well. Besides, rolling losses
aren't the huge energy absorber anyway. The most stable car is one with a
wheel at each corner, 4 of them.

Graham



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