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Old 08-01-2008, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Radial engine 750cc - I want one :)

Originally Posted by jasonh View Post
ah, I see.

so if you mounted 2 spinning motors spinning vertically perpendicular to forward so one motor rotates clockwise and one counterclockwise, then the bike should theoretically want to stay upright and tracking straight.

Start turning right and the counterclockwise motor shuts down helping the bike make a sweet right turn, and the same for making the left turn, but opposite.

Man, now I'm off an a crazy tangent, I think I'll just leave it there.

Back to your regularly scheduled topic
Its not quite that simple - but that is the system used with handed engines on aircraft - one turns clockwise, the other counter-clockwise so you dont get engine induced torque steer like you would otherwise

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