I hadn't thought of the "rear-steer" aspect of dirt track racing.
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: Bryan Savage [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 1:50 PM
To: Albaugh, Neil
Subject: Re: Rear wheel steering
Hmmm - counter-intuitive ......
I wonder how Steve Kinser deals with what happens when he turns left? The
lack of 'seat time' at Bonneville prompted Howard to do a lot of
practicing in his garage.
When individual wheel steering is put into production, (10+ years) the
plot will once more thicken
like it has with stability control which uses individual wheel braking.
I hope that some day there will be a robot streamliner class using a
small spec engine like the Ford
Focus Midget motor and no rules except for HAZMAT & spectator safety.
Call um Geek Mobiles
if you want.
Oh yea, at least one wheel. :-)
Albaugh, Neil wrote:
>I just assumed that problem would be overcome by making the rear
>"backwards"-- that is, to go right, you'd turn the steering wheel clockwise
>like in a front-steer car, not CCW like in a forklift.
>Then you'd still be left with that counter-intuitive "G" force if you
>were sitting way aft.
>Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ