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Old 10-30-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Stolen from one of the other forums i visit.


http://cvcoupling.com/index.php?opti...37&Itemi d=52

download and watch video

Does anybody know of any applications in a production car?
or is this old man just hot air?

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http://www.theage.com.au/news/busine...300751198.html

exactly what I was thinking for this application. I guess he's the real deal.
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seems cool depends on the money though. The fuel savings are going e interesting to see. Im seeing reduced friction but maybe not fuel savings to justify the cost.
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That's awsome! That thing will have potential in the future, especially if it's affordable.
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Their main market will no doubt be military helicopters.
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i want one. i dunno why, but i do.
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Their main market will no doubt be military helicopters.
Why? arent those direct drive? Where do they have ujoints and cv joints?
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They should make little tiny ones for desktop toys and keychains.

-Mike
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I'm looking for Sarah Conner.
Who is your daddy and what does he do
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Who is your daddy and what does he do
I'm a cop you idiot!
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There may be interesting implications there for helicopters.
Yeah, right now they used a direct drive and a swash plate to control the pitch angle of the blades (and thus amount and direction of lift).

Perhaps this joint would allow the pilot to tilt the entire rotor shaft, instead of reducing lift on the inside, to roll the aircraft. Meaning the aircraft could turn faster, by being able to use the full lift available and changing the direction of lift, instead of reducing lift on the inside.

Neat.

<edit> and not just turn faster, but also could be much more manueverable in ways and at speeds not currently possible.

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What better way to glorify the achievement of such a goal, than marketting...lol. Maybe they could build one, in a ship.
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What better way to glorify the achievement of such a goal, than marketting...lol. Maybe they could build one, in a ship.
Ok that was the first time you ever make me laugh outloud nicely done Hustler.
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I'm a cop you idiot!
"Run! Go! GET TO THE CHOPPA!"
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"I am detective John Kimble."

"What the hell ARE you?"
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....not an actual quote, but if I wrote the script I'd have that line there somewhere.
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i think thats pretty close to the actual quote
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"Take out da pepa and da trash, or you no get no spendin cash, yackity yack, don't talk back"

Had to do one more
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It's not a tumma.

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

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