Re: [Sci-Fi_Armor] Re: 6 legged Traction Engine Concept
- "It would steer by stopping one side of legs from
walking, and the other side would keep going,
just like a tank would."
that's "neutral steer" and works about as you
describe, the track inside the turn "freewheels"
backwards while the driven outside track pushes
the tank around, pivoting on the inside track.
normal steering brakes one track momentarily as
the other track pushes the tank in the direction
of the braked track. if you can get hands on a
light bulldozer, like an old "case 310" you can
try it for yourself to see how it works. the
principle is the same, the tank is just a lot
bigger, heavier and more powerful.
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- Wow, you guys are lucky that you get to repair your glasses. I
don't break my sunglasses, I lose them. Every month or so, my good
sunglasses sprout legs and run away. I always replace them, but its
annoying to spend $20 on sunglasses when I'd rather be building
boats or fixing my tank.
--- In Sci-Fi_Armor@yahoogroups.com, david schnyer <gunnera4@...>
> "As for making it last, why not slip a length of
> heat-shrink tubing over the whole length, so that
> your body oils don't contribute to the
> good suggestion wolf, i've been doing that for
> several years, going to a bit forward of the
> ears, and it does help. it also pads the ear
> pieces just a bit, making them more comfortable
> to wear. my wife just suggested cutting up a
> brass ball point pen refill for the tubing and
> i'm going to give that a shot, cleaning the ink
> out with acetone, which will also do a good job
> of degreasing it for the solder. i'm lucky with
> watches, i buy casio "g-shock" and they last me
> for years and years, well beyond the rated
> battery life, though i do have to replace the
> bands after 3 or 4 years but that's why the gods
> made "leatherman" tools. i know what you mean on
> prescription sunglasses, i've got a pair in
> bausch & lomb "aviator" frames with "variable
> density" lenses i bought back when i started
> driving 18 wheelers back in the late '70s, i'd
> hate to think what it would cost to replace them
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