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Posted by Ken Maltby on March 21, 2009, 6:45 am



Posted by Eeyore on March 21, 2009, 12:29 pm

Ken Maltby wrote:

That's a RACE car ?


Posted by Ken Maltby on March 21, 2009, 1:55 pm

  No, but you can't discuss 3 wheel car performance and
capabilities without mentioning Buckminster Fuller's
effort in that direction.  It wasn't a racecar, it wasn't even
a success, but it did provide a practical demonstration of
the potential and faults of a 3 wheel car.   "The car had a
fuel efficiency of 30 miles per US gallon (7.8 L/100 km;
36 mpg-imp). It could transport 11 passengers. While Fuller
claimed it could reach speeds of 120 miles per hour
(190 km/h), the fastest documented speed was 90 miles
per hour (140 km/h)."

  His original idea was that it would evoluve into a vechicle
for the land, water, and air.

  [Besides, he became a "God" to the "One World" Greenie
movement. Some of which post here on occasion.]

  He did have some understanding of the dynamics of three
point structures.


Posted by Eeyore on March 21, 2009, 8:40 pm

Ken Maltby wrote:

Thank you, that's all the answer I needed.


Posted by harry on March 20, 2009, 8:29 pm
 On Mar 20, 4:11 pm, cl...@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Exactly right!  The only reason for four wheels is to maximise
interior space .

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