amaire13 wrote:Levitation is possible, but something that we won't see for a long time. I don't see modern technology as being advanced enough to actually levitate a car... although who knows! Maybe someone will do it.
Anyway, I'm only looking at mechanical solutions right now as they have the most potential. Cars have lots of moving parts anyway. In this case its like taking the motor and dividing it up into 4 and placing it in each corner. Yeah, its 12 axles which is probably difficult to maintain, but not THAT difficult.
And yeah, 4 sphere car. Was just thinking how this could work on a motorcycle as well.
You are not levitating the car, you are merely repulsing the wheels away from the chassis.
99% of the force preventing the bike from falling over is the rotational inertia of the wheels.
amaire13 wrote:You are not levitating the car, you are merely repulsing the wheels away from the chassis.
Unless you are dragging the car against the ground, the car is being levitated. Trains are far easier to levitate than cars because they run on a designated track, unlike cars which travel anywhere on a road.99% of the force preventing the bike from falling over is the rotational inertia of the wheels.
The momentum of a sphere bike and wheel bike would be no different, and in this case would be virtually the same in terms of the bike standing up. It might actually be better to use spheres on a bike because you can change the position of the body of the bike against the spheres without turning, like on a wheel bike.
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