Camp Herring (1:1 Scale)

Postby LiveWire » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:04 pm

Elliot wrote:Now show us what the RotoCycle is supposed to look like, please. Like the 3-D drawing of the SillyCycle.


Well, here's a computer rendering of the thing. I didn't include pedals, chains etc...

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Postby Zulegoona » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:49 pm

sure looks like a heavy thing,... and you say it will move under Norse power,.... sure ok
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:54 pm

Hey, Wires, what do you consider "spring"?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:47 pm

Looks like a good idea. :D

Are the riders going to be fully enclosed in case it gets going too fast and starts to gyro out of control ?

Is the framework gonna be made of wood or aluminum ?
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Postby LiveWire » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:26 am

Elliot will be building this for us on US soil (too big for our suitcases you know).

Each unicycle rotates freely inside its silo (probably enclosed). That leaves us with very interesting driving patterns!

It looks heavy doesn't it, ya... I am a little concerned about the weight too, but I think Elliot will figure it out. I believe the frame will be built in aluminum (Elliot?).

Altogether a challenging project, but if this thing gets operational it will most definitely be a FUN ride! BTW - I consider spring a revelation, a masterpiece of transformation, an ohhhh so great season...heh-heh.. (Elliot has the details on the springing thingie).
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Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:49 pm

:D
Amazing how you got the rollers in there! Of course, I have NO IDEA how such a drawing is made.

It will be made of steel and Yes, it will be a tad heavy. But when I compare with my "Henry Ford Goes Surfing", which was ridden extensively in 2007, also with four people pumping pedals, I am not worried. For "Henry" went like a rocket across the Playa. Well... it was capable of going like a rocket -- depending on rider enthusiasm for speed.
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The Playa is flat, which beats the heck out of all the hills we climb in Kinetic Sculpture Racing. So I feel that RotoCycle will be OK if it weighs about the same as Henry -- which was 6 or 700 pounds on the Playa.

Some of the steel in the computer drawing can be eliminated.

Steering will be the tricky part. The great art of the thing will be for the four Pilots to coordinate the direction of their wheels so the thing can actually move. After a week of intense practice, it may become possible to ride it in intricate patterns across the Playa. Maybe. But I plan to equip each rotating unit with several latches for instant wheel alignment, or at least two latches -- one position for straight forward travel and one for rotating in place like a merry-go-round. These latches can be released by levers like bicycle brake levers, so the machine can be snapped into a spin after it is up to speed.

The sideways forces on the wheels will be brutal. So I'm going with motorcycle wheels. Anybody know if alloy wheels would be more resistant to tacoing than wire-spoke wheels?
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Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:18 pm

:D
Spring? The season when a young man's fancy turns to young ladies. Preferably NAKED ONES!

No springs planned on RotoCycle, except possibly as a steering aid on the tail wheel.

Wires, you realize that I'll be delivering this thing to Camp Herring with a crew of nekkid wimmin, don't you?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:58 pm

Alloy wheels are far less susceptible to taco-ing than spokes.

I can't wait to ride this thing...NEKKID !!!
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Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:12 pm

:D
...far less...
-- That would be good.

WANTED: Four identical motorcycle alloy rear wheels, chain drive type. Need complete with axles and chain tensioners -- in fact would like the swing arm too. Prefer small bike that uses #40 chain, but can use larger. Can pick up within a few hundred miles of Sacramento, CA.
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:32 pm

I just grabbed my pops old Geo Metro - going to take the torch and plasma cutter to it this weekend. I am thinking lady bug? or ?
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Postby thisisthatwhichis » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:52 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Spring? The season when a young man's fancy turns to young ladies. Preferably NAKED ONES!

No springs planned on RotoCycle, except possibly as a steering aid on the tail wheel.

Wires, you realize that I'll be delivering this thing to Camp Herring with a crew of nekkid wimmin, don't you?
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WoW!!!!... I know a lot of nekid folks will be loving this thing, NICE!!..... *Let's not tell the Herrings.......* .......... 8)
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Postby EL Wire » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:14 pm

Have any of you heard from Killbuck
After the incident with his house the other day?


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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:09 pm

Sleeping with the fishes, is our Kernul.

(Okay, is it just me or is it kinda cool to know someone named Tor?)
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Postby Barb Wire » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:06 pm

EL Wire wrote:Have any of you heard from Killbuck
After the incident with his house the other day?


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Postby MozyBonz » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:18 pm

EL Wire wrote:Have any of you heard from Killbuck
After the incident with his house the other day?


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Postby pinemom » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:21 am

hahahaaaa...looks like it was a very cold winter in Norway this year!

Lots of time to get real good on photoshoppin and such!
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Postby Fire Wire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:51 am

pinemom wrote:hahahaaaa...looks like it was a very cold winter in Norway this year!

Lots of time to get real good on photoshoppin and such!


Hey, you got that right, now is the snow gone here in Oslo and the sun is shining and all is just great in Oslo. Looking foreward to a sunny weekend....

AAAAHHHHH where is my drink!!?
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Postby pinemom » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:37 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:49 pm

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Postby Fire Wire » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:06 pm

AAAHHH thanks Pinemom, you are simply the best..... Have a nice weekend you and Titwi and all the kids.....
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Postby EL Wire » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:44 pm

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3
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Postby pinemom » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:08 am

pinemom wrote:Image



hahaha...you know...I didnt even see the face till you said something!
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Postby ibdave » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:36 am

** looks out the bar window seeing a flying Herring.. YELLS INCOMING.....

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Postby EL Wire » Sat May 03, 2008 5:19 am

Now What is going on with Killbuck??
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Postby ibdave » Sat May 03, 2008 8:18 am

*CLAPPING* 8) 8) 8)
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat May 03, 2008 8:47 am

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
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Postby plowman » Sat May 03, 2008 9:09 am

FANTASTIC!!




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Postby Fire Wire » Sat May 03, 2008 9:15 am

Just great El Wire, you did it again. 8)
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Postby Barb Wire » Sat May 03, 2008 12:01 pm

Awesome, EL Wire! You rock!
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Postby Fire Wire » Sat May 03, 2008 2:29 pm

The fun will ever stop!!!!

EEEEEEEHHHHH KERNUL ARE U OK???
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