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1885 de Dion steam car...
« on: November 12, 2012, 07:36:10 PM »
...still working. Interesting to see the same close set rear wheels, pre-dating Isetta, Heinkel and others by almost three score years and ten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riO3UUC9qo0
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Re: 1885 de Dion steam car...
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 08:02:49 PM »
The trouble with youtube is that there are lots of interesting links for us nutters.
From your steam car there was a steam bike and then.........................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_HYXOgbRw&feature=related

And then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=PbwnI_SUU38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgZTqb0A-2U&feature=related

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Re: 1885 de Dion steam car...
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 08:42:50 PM »
Great stuff! I would guess there is quite a bit of counter-torque from a radial aero engine! The logical solution would be to fit two, rotating in opposite directions. Well, if you are going to go that far you might as well fit 4 aero engines to your motor cycle!
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Re: 1885 de Dion steam car...
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 07:52:11 AM »
...still working. Interesting to see the same close set rear wheels, pre-dating Isetta, Heinkel and others by almost three score years and ten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riO3UUC9qo0

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