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Old 06-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #79
Andy-Gadget
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Originally Posted by claude
And then there was Floyd 'POP' Dreyer who built a caster wheel for the sidecar that just kinda followed along. Bugger to roll backwqards though
Talk about thinking outside the square, what a great idea.

I too have been doing the "rolling it around in my head" thought experiment as well, and as you say, going backwards has issues.
But with travel limits on the amount of caster the chair wheel is capable of moving through, so it can turn both directions with no scrubing, wow.

You could even use a spring arrangement to provide the conventional toe in vector towards the tug, hmmm, to be given much more thought.

That's what I love about this whole Hacks forum, there are as many ways of solving a problem as there are people to solve it.
It is the experiment that will prove or disprove the validity of any new approach.
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