January 15, 2017
Many thanks indeed! I think that your remarks are relevant and I am forwarding them to Osamu Ide. This car is a fascinating vehicle, a train could be made on these principles. It is an ordinary gyro set up in a particular way. This is an example of using the gyro intuitively. For a deeper understanding, mathematics are essential. Perhaps Horst could produce graphics and animations based on the equations of Note 367(8), by adapting UFT 270 in which he already produced fine graphics. Once you have mastered the mathematics you can design and animate a piece of engineering, an obvious ststement, but one which is worth repeating.”
Are you really the only ‘physicist’ in the world who has never heard of the Brennan railway? It was a great favourite of Winston Churchill. Gyroscopic trains and cars were very popular in the first half of the 20th century. One of us has, on his shelf, a 1922 book titled ‘Cruise of the Gyro-Car‘. The story is twisted of course so as to allow its heroes to escape across planks etc. A motorcycle would have been a simpler vehicle for spies. Unfortunately, gyroscopic vehicles are inherently unstable; especially when turning.