Cycloid ramp for gravity race cars

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Cycloid ramp for gravity race cars

Post by FatSebastian » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:19 pm

I am not sure if this has been mentioned on DT before, but it seemed like an interesting development: Doc Jobe patented a track that, among other things, will minimize the centripetal (G-)force experienced by cars.

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Re: Cycloid ramp for gravity race cars

Post by Vitamin K » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:50 am

FatSebastian wrote:I am not sure if this has been mentioned on DT before, but it seemed like an interesting development: Doc Jobe patented a track that, among other things, will minimize the centripetal (G-)force experienced by cars.

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Interesting. So is the patent just for the curved section of the track?



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Re: Cycloid ramp for gravity race cars

Post by FatSebastian » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm

Vitamin K wrote:Interesting. So is the patent just for the curved section of the track?
The entire running surface, from the starting gate until the straightaway, is specially curved, if that is the question:
...a ramp forced to have a cycloid curvature surface, said ramp comprising one or a plurality of side-by-side lanes, said ramp further comprising a first, higher, ramp section and a second, equally long, lower ramp section...



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