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 Post subject: Flywheel boosted bicycle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:25 pm 

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This video shows how to add a flywheel to a bike.
http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10400

It stores energy during braking, and adds it back later for a boost. Looks like a Sector 67 kind of project.


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 Post subject: Re: Flywheel boosted bicycle
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:13 pm 

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I've wanted to make a bicycle with regenerative breaking for a long time, especially on a utility bicycle that is for in town use. The CVT used to make that bike is very expensive @ ~$420. I wanted to generate energy directly to the flywheel, then use the CVT as a 'throttle.' You could continue to pedal at a stop. A problem with this design is the gyro from the always spinning flywheel. I've considered using flywheels of smaller diameter like a lead pipe(parallel series of lead pipes), and install it on a trike.
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 Post subject: Re: Flywheel boosted bicycle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Two Mad Ideas: (1) using two equal-but-opposite gyros to effect moment cancellation?, and (2) a gyro "clutch" that disconnects the gyro allowing it to rotate freely during maneuvers which it would otherwise adversely affect?

(Why, no, I don't have any idea what I'm talking about? How did you divine that?)

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 Post subject: Re: Flywheel boosted bicycle
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:16 am 

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I am new to Sector67. My current project is a full size radio controlled R2-D2.
I am hoping to have it taking its first steps :|

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