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RE: Rear wheel steering

To: "'Bryan Savage'" <>
Subject: RE: Rear wheel steering
From: "Albaugh, Neil" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:33:11 -0500

I hadn't thought of the "rear-steer" aspect of dirt track racing.

Regards, Neil     Tucson, AZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Savage [] 
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. :-)

Have fun,

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

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