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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Revolutionary Forklift Design

Okay, this might sound geeky, but how cool is this forklift?! Sidewinder




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Holy hell!



It looks kind of slow, though.
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now that looks pretty damn clever



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talk about reinventing the wheel!

I wonder if they can put that on a supra or sumthing lol

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People who can design things like this and make them are Gods in my eyes.

ZX - I'm sure they'll improve on it, speeding it up. Give it time.

r3y - Imagine how much fun drifting would be!




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I know!! hopefully advancement will be in the near future

i just hope those stay away from motorcycles... I like my bikes just with regular wheels!

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Slow down there, the concept isnt coming to sports cars, or any cars any time soon. The "wheels" are un-inflated, have silly unsprung weight. They would suck for a sports car, and wouldnt work at all on a bike (you need at least 4 of them). They are good for tight, slow manuvering. Expect to see them on wheelchairs, small drone like robots, things along these lines.

Its not all around better than a normal wheel, just better at a certain application at expanse of the rest. Still, freaking cool. Wish I would've thought of that.



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lol yeah I understand, but sometime in my lifetime I predict someone will apply that technology to cars!

I'm still trying to figure out how it works! I think I know but I'm not exactly sure!

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Apparently the idea has been around since 1973, but i dont think its much good without brushless motors to take advantage of it.

The wheels work by allowing sideways movement on the rollers. If you take the left wheel and spin in forward, and the right wheel and spin it forward, they cancel each other out and force the platform to move sideways. if you change both of their directions, you go to the other side. if you force the front pair to go left and the rear to go right, you turn around. and so on and so on. but you have to have 4 of them to be much good. You could use 2 side by side and a shopping cart style rear wheel, to get most of the effect, but there is no way to get a motorcycle arrangement to work.



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i hope they leave motorcycles alone when it comes to "reinventing the wheel" part..

check this out though? do you consider this a motorcycle or atv?
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