Category Archives: Vehicles

Motorcycle / Bicycle Gyroscopic Effects

(c) Copyright 2013 David Dilworth Gyroscopic effects are one of the few physics principles that are not intuitive to me. I’ve studied them and used them for decades, yet when I spin a bicycle wheel holding it by the axle … Continue reading

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News: New World Sailing Speed Record by Paul Larsen and Vestas SailRocket 55 knots (63 mph, and momentarily hits 78 mph unofficially) !

(November 18, 2012: Namibia, Africa) Vestas Sailrocket 2 piloted by project leader Paul Larsen traveled at more than 55.32 knots (exceeding 60 mph and 100 kph) over a nautical mile course on Walvis Bay. For a few moments during the … Continue reading

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Can you Shoot an Arrow Backwards – into Space ?

You might have heard about a secretive space flight effort in the wilds of Texas that sustained an unfortunate crash recently. That was the “Blue Origin” project. (http://www.blueorigin.com/) The flight was aborted by “a flight instability” as the team called … Continue reading

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Protected: Deflecting Most Head-On Crashes – by Design

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Future Road Track Racing Motorcycle (MotoGP) Wheelbases Will Be Far Longer

(c) Copyright 2011 David Dilworth “Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.” -Thomas Henry Huxley When Elden Racing Cars owner Brian Hampsheir hired me as Designer-Engineer to recapture their glorious former … Continue reading

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