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The history of Ackermann steering

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Not been too clever latley, so please excuse me digging up this old stuff, been bored. I wonder if the solution to racing in the rain is connected. I know that the top layer is essential to racing tyres, but if it is possible, then its possible

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"Absorb"...

Porous asphalt has featured in this site before:
viewtopic.php?t=3138
viewtopic.php?t=20306&start=165

I think many more times, actually.
I would like to see a paleontologist.

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hollus wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:26 pm
"Absorb"...

Porous asphalt has featured in this site before:
viewtopic.php?t=3138
viewtopic.php?t=20306&start=165

I think many more times, actually.
Thanks, missed that, (before my time :mrgreen: ) maybe I should go back on this site and see what else I missed.
Gone should not be forgotten.

I wonder where these old posters have gone? Maybe some passed, but a wealth of knowledge not here now

Whats the best way to scan earliest posts? any tips
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Big Tea wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:17 pm
Not been too clever latley, so please excuse me digging up this old stuff, been bored. I wonder if the solution to racing in the rain is connected. I know that the top layer is essential to racing tyres, but if it is possible, then its possible

Does not matter if it has been brought up before, it is a valid subject because it is part of the solution to races being cancelled or run in dubious conditions and of course for safer roads.
Civil engineering for water management has the ability to cater for heavy rain but doesnt seem to be adequately carried out at race tracks.
One could imagine collaboration between race tyre engineers and road engineers (re drainage and surface material and construction properties) would yield far superior tracks and as mentioned roads than the status quo.
One could also see the end of curbs at car tracks too...

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Does not matter if it has been brought up before
I never said it does. I just added extra info.
I would like to see a paleontologist.

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I only understand some of this but fascinating nonetheless.
The natural resonance, is this something that is constant no matter how much energy you put into it , ie, the result is the same frequency?

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johnny comelately wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:10 am
I only understand some of this but fascinating nonetheless.
The natural resonance, is this something that is constant no matter how much energy you put into it , ie, the result is the same frequency?
Are we missing a link here JC?
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johnny comelately wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:10 am
I only understand some of this but fascinating nonetheless.
The natural resonance, is this something that is constant no matter how much energy you put into it , ie, the result is the same frequency?
Are we missing a link here JC?

You are right, its me being a dic
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World’s First Flying Car | XPeng X2

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With no wheels that I can see, I think it'd be a terrible car.

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johnny comelately wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:10 pm
World’s First Flying Car | XPeng X2
Wouldn't want to be walking past when they start that up!

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Big Tea wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:17 pm
Not been too clever latley, so please excuse me digging up this old stuff, been bored. I wonder if the solution to racing in the rain is connected. I know that the top layer is essential to racing tyres, but if it is possible, then its possible

The problem with porous concrete is that it gets clogged up and its difficult to clean it out again. In principle its a good idea but its needs more refinement.

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In the old LFA factory