geared unicycle?

My dad had the idea of puting a hydrostatic drive on a unicycle which, I think, can be continously variable. I am no mechanical engineer and so I have no idea of how to make it work but if it could be done that would be really cool. Anyone have an idea of how someone could make this work?

Steve

ya,ask Jordy LeForge on the enterprise.he is pretty buzy down in engineering though;)

Lets take it easy here killer… One geared hub at a time.
-David Kaplan

Hydrostatic drives from what I remember only become efficient when you are
looking at high torque low speed. They are not very efficient but are used
because they are really good at driving multiple wheels from a single
hydraulic pack. Hence there use on cranes and tractors. In fact I am not
sure if it would work at all because as it is fitted on tractors, you set
the revs on the engine to produce enough hydraulic pressure then release it
to the wheels, not really a direct drive as you would want it on a unicycle.

Roger


The UK’s Unicycle Source
http://www.unicycle.uk.com


“Steve” <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> My dad had the idea of puting a hydrostatic drive on a unicycle which,
> I think, can be continously variable. I am no mechanical engineer and
> so I have no idea of how to make it work but if it could be done that
> would be really cool. Anyone have an idea of how someone could make
> this work?
>
> Steve
>
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> Steve
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On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 04:06:33 +0000 (UTC), UniDak
<forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Lets take it easy here killer… One geared hub at a time.

There is no reason for one at a time. Weren’t you looking for a
physics project, David?

Klaas Bil

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