Gyro-Stabilized Car of Awesome

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Over on Hooniverse’s retro tech-obsessed sister site, Atomic Toasters, we look at a gyroscopically stabilized car from the flower power era. Head over and enjoy!

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6 responses to “Gyro-Stabilized Car of Awesome”

  1. mikltaz Avatar
    mikltaz

    Maybe this piece of vaporware http://litmotors.com/c-1/

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Someone called "Thrustcycle" is working on a gyro stabilized electric vehicle that uses the gyro flywheel to generate power for the wheels, and just for kicks throw in a KERS to boost it back up again.
    Unfortunately it's rear wheel steering. One too many oddball features.
    http://www.thrustcycle.com/gyro-flywheel.html

  3. Andrew Avatar
    Andrew

    That is a phallus with training wheels.

    1. Irishzombieman Avatar
      Irishzombieman

      Don't forget the windshield.

  4. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    There was a write-up about it the other day on the Hemmings Blog. Too bad the gyro disappeared.

  5. Clyde Igarashi Avatar
    Clyde Igarashi

    I'm with Thrustcycle. We're reconstructing the gyro to function as it was intended. All of our projects now are front wheeled steered. We only did the rear wheel steered to show that we could solve some of the problems associated with rws.
    This is a rarely seen video of the Gyro-X in action:
    [youtube d6NDOAlpVIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6NDOAlpVIA youtube]

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