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Driving a Moovie

  1. Sep 30, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.gizmag.com/go/4506/
     
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    But... the moment of inertia is also significantly higher..... The rest seems to be up to the gears.. pfft

    I think I'd rather have that business jet featured on there.
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  4. Sep 30, 2006 #3
    Yeah that caught my attention too. Still looking into that one to see if it makes any sense.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2006 #4
    :rofl:

    Reminds me of a joke about an SUV that's so big, you'll never need to drive it; you walk in the driver's side door, and walk out the passenger side at your destination many miles away. Hence, perfect fuel economy! There's no catch.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2006 #5

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    I may be off base, but I'd think a high moment of inertia is a better thing for those who tend to drive smoothly; it would only be problematic if you tend to accelerate/brake frequently. (Like most drivers out here. *sigh*)
     
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    That's just adorable! Can you exchange the front wheels for skis and make it a snowmobile in winter? It's so close to the ground, even if I slid off the road in ice, it would be more like sledding than crashing. :biggrin: The downside is everyone would see your clutter in the car, and the thieves could probably just pick it up and put it in the back of their pick-up truck. Can I get one with a really loud horn and blinking lights on the roof so I don't get squashed by the SUVs who won't see it?

    Seriously, if I wasn't afraid someone would just pick it up and carry it away to steal it, it's the sort of car that would be fun as a second car for the daily commute. It looks like something out of the Jetsons! :biggrin:
     
  9. Sep 30, 2006 #8
    It looks French. :biggrin:
     
  10. Sep 30, 2006 #9
    I like the door.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2006 #10

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    If that be the case, think what a high wind would do.

    BTW, where are the pedals? :biggrin:
     
  12. Sep 30, 2006 #11

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    Whoweee! Better get me the optional parachute! :biggrin:

    Under her feet of course. :tongue:
     
  13. Sep 30, 2006 #12

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    Only to the extent that we [may] have fewer frictional losses in the drive train and on the road. And it may eliminate a gear reduction. But if you are saying that in principle this reduces the energy required to travel a given distance, no.
     
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  14. Sep 30, 2006 #13

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    So much for dates in the back seat...:biggrin:
     
  15. Sep 30, 2006 #14

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    :rofl: That's a lot of windows to frost up too.
     
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