Single Wheel Motorsport!


Crossed-up

Link Posted 18/05/2013 - 23:52
I was at Mallory Park today for the PPC Magazine day. We were running the autotest and these guys turned up to have ago round the course

(K20D and 16-45)


















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08tiger

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 08:25
That looks like a heap of fun, thanks for sharing.
C&C welcome.
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Darkmunk

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 10:01
he he,
Sillyness; essential for the human spirit. Love it.
Great pictures!
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simonarron

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 10:26
Nice shots, Simon. I saw one of these at the Cholmondeley Pageant last year... but persisted with trying to capture it at about 1/20. Unsurprisingly, this didn't work.

Stuey

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 12:40
Looks fun

And no punctures
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Crossed-up

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 13:41
The guys that built it were still getting used to it, so were wearing boots out rather a lot! There are some foot rests but no one was brave enough to use them! Braking is the biggest problem since as soon as you put the brake on the whole thing just rotates forward. A great bit of engineering though - it even had GPS!

To be honest the pictures make it look a lot faster than it was, these were around a 1/60 I think. I did try lower, like Simon A., hoping for at least one 'keeper', but it was equally unsuccessful! Fastest car was doing the coarse in 18 sec, the fastest monowheel run was about 34 sec I think.

Speaking of strange contraptions how about a Simca powered Fiat 133?



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Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 19:48
Great fun. I want one!!!
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geordie01

Link Posted 20/05/2013 - 21:36
Looks like a cross between a cement mixer and a chain saw.
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