The EV Tadpole

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  1. drivefaastakechances

    whoa

    February 02, 2012
    1. Munkyman

      Fast & Chancy

      February 02, 2012
      1. drivefaastakechances

        LOL, yea it is!
        a bit too chancy for me.
        i tend to prefer a bit more metal surround my vivaciousness for speed….but it does look entirely fun.
        do tell, mk, what’s the deal with these wheels?

        February 02, 2012
        1. Munkyman

          I’m looking to build something like it up to motor cycle specs & I’ll be distributing the weight more to the rear to stop that tipping under rapid deceleration.

          February 03, 2012
          1. drivefaastakechances

            it looks like a blast, literally. best of luck in your endeavor.

            February 03, 2012
          2. drivefaastakechances

            wait, don’t you mean more centrally weighted so it doesn’t innately “pop-a-wheelie” as we used to say….

            February 06, 2012
            1. Munkyman

              nah you sit over the front axle you won’t pop wheelies but, the idea is to have the weight to the front of front of & at or lower than the rear axle.

              February 06, 2012
      2. drivefaastakechances

        or should i say ferocity for velocity ?

        February 02, 2012
        1. Munkyman

          I like to pull Gs, so what’s your point?

          February 04, 2012
          1. drivefaastakechances

            g’s as in downforce or g-force?

            February 06, 2012
            1. Munkyman

              Gforces sideways gravity.

              February 06, 2012
  2. drivefaastakechances

    what’s ev stand for? and why have peddles, in this test they look as though they are only meant for leverage? are they meant for manual power during downtimes? seems to me there just isn’t enough “vehicle weigh”t to keep it from going ass of tea kettle on any sort of hill…. and that “human weight” determines its stability and “safety” fun but waaaaaaay too chancy as you say.

    February 06, 2012
    1. Munkyman

      EV means electric vehicle. The peddals are “legacy” features, it was a pedal trike & can still be pedaled when the electric motor isn’t engaged. On many converted bicycles this feature is key as when the rider is pedaling they are recharging their battery (I don’t think that feature is used on this trike) so they can use "electric assist to get up hills or accelerate.

      February 06, 2012
    2. Munkyman

      When scaled up to motorcycle dimensions I think a lot of the weight issues will go away & I intend to move the seat back so that the rider’s feet are on the front axle.

      February 06, 2012
  3. Munkyman

    Sadly no but, there’s lots of crash test videos for the “Smart Car.” It doesn’t seem quite so smart after you see them.

    February 03, 2012
    1. Munkyman

      Yeah but, I don’t think driver survival is very high in crashes over 20 mph.

      February 03, 2012
  4. Munkyman

    I’d love to or at least a gyro prop.

    February 06, 2012