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Shakespeare Said: "to Tilt Or Not To Tilt, That Is The Question"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by voyager, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. voyager

    voyager Elio Addict

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    May 24, 2016
    A couple of weeks ago, I talked to Van den Brink, founder of Carver, the tilting trike (one wheel upfront, two wheels aft) from Holland. He was adamant about going 'full tilt' to counter motion sickness. I said to him that it all depends, like vehicle measurements, track vs wheelbase, CoG. Plus Carver has been known to cause nausea.

    My personal opinion is that for a (rather) sleek-footprint vehicle with a battery pack that ensures a low CoG, it may suffice to go 'soft tilt'. Which is already a great improvement over cars that dip the outer side when taking bends or corners. Three-wheeler expert Rieley said that it will probably not even need to bank during cornering...

    What say you?
  2. 84mpg

    84mpg Elio Addict

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    Aug 31, 2014
    BIrmingham, Alabama
    As an old bike rider, I'd be very uncomfortable being in a Carver-like vehicle without full tilt. It's got too much motorcycle in it to not full tilt. Looks like you'd have to always back off in turns without full tilt. I suspect the complaints of motion sickness from leaning in a Carver would come from non-bikers?

    I can see where a slower moving "trike-like" vehicle would do well with a "soft-lean".

    I'm still mad at GM for not developing the Lean Machine. ;)
    ehwatt and Rickb like this.
  3. Rickb

    Rickb Elio Addict

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    Apr 20, 2014
    I say Go FUV! Most fun I’ve had driving/riding a no tilt/low CoG three wheeler EV.


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