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Corkscrew Drive

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Ivan Seeking
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http://jalopnik.com/cars/siberian-sc...you-273231.php

The US made one of these but I couldn't find any file footage.

The videos are slow to load but do work eventually.
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That is pretty cool. I have never seen that. I wonder just how many drawbacks there were to that system. The video showed that lateral sliding could definitely be an issue. Probably not so good on hard surfaces either. Still. It was pretty neat.
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Not just the Russians.

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That is pretty cool. I have never seen that. I wonder just how many drawbacks there were to that system. The video showed that lateral sliding could definitely be an issue.
In what way? If you mean that it can happen, that's a feature! Or did you mean slip on hilllsides?

The short segment that I saw about the US program indicated that it was cancelled due to maintenance issues.
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Hillsides. It looked in one segment there that a cross slope could prove to be a problem. Then again, like you said, perhaps they wanted it to do that. It looked to me like it slipped down the slope suddenly.
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Quote Quote by FredGarvin View Post
Hillsides. It looked in one segment there that a cross slope could prove to be a problem. Then again, like you said, perhaps they wanted it to do that. It looked to me like it slipped down the slope suddenly.
In the clip that I saw on TV, the one that we made was shown driving sideways as well as forwards and backwards.


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