Reinvented Wheel.

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  1. BR-549

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  2. wayneh

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    I didn't see the point until ~2:30. Very cool.
     
  3. strantor

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    They've had that design on fork lifts for a while. I've always wondered how much traction the design provides. the fork lifts are designed for perfect flat surfaces and this video shows mostly the same. Could it drive across a gravel parking lot? Could it pull a trailer? Could it climb a steep grade? Could it accelerate fast enough to get out of the way of a fast moving vehicle?
     
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    I don't know those answers. The movement caught my eye.

    Appears pretty useful. Especially in tight areas. Control will improve with experience.

    They used to have a tractor that they used to move big planes. It had a special transmission that applied the right force to each wheel.

    I can't recall the name. Maybe one of the pilots here can tell us.
     
  5. strantor

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    A limited slip differential?
     
  6. BR-549

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    I believe I saw this in Popular Mechanics. I searched for a while, but I can not recall that damn name.

    It was all mechanical, i.e., not hydraulic. If I recall the name, I'll yell at you.

    Have you seen the toroidal transmissions?

     
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