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by Horse
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Roads they been a changin'
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Roads they been a changin'

Hello!
by Horse
Tue May 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Jet powered stability control...
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Jet powered stability control...

I'd seen this mentioned elsewhere, but not seen the video. What surprised me was that it appears to be pushing the bike down - I'd assumed it would a VTOL type effect supporting the bike. The idea seems to be a low down opposite pressure, to counteract the slide. © Mr Newton. Did Mr N explain what ...
by Horse
Mon May 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Jet powered stability control...
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Jet powered stability control...

There were occasions when leaving the bike to it's own devices (sliding from under) was the best outcome. Deliberately dropping it and let it slide into the problem on it's own could be a lifesaver. As one can see well out of touch with current techniques/machinery, leathers a bit scuffed but still...
by Horse
Mon May 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Jet powered stability control...
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Jet powered stability control...

I'd seen this mentioned elsewhere, but not seen the video. What surprised me was that it appears to be pushing the bike down - I'd assumed it would a VTOL type effect supporting the bike. But with a small patch of gravel as shown, the bikes momentum would carry the bike across. As long as the rider ...
by Horse
Mon May 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Jet powered stability control...
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Jet powered stability control...

https://www.i2imca.com/MachineControl.asp The result: A series of four powerful one-day courses designed to completely transform your riding. For example, in the Machine Control training you will learn how to: - be significantly more confident in the wet or on slippery roads - skilfully and confiden...
by Horse
Wed May 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Control Pal

Yaw? Blimey! Flat track, speedway and extremely enthusiastic road riding only? Even with 6-axis, I wonder how the system copes with 'down' not being perpendicular to the road during cornering, as 'seat of the pants' etc. will tell you it's [roughly] in-line with the bike (depending on amount of lean...
by Horse
Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Control Pal

Parachutists say "It's not the drop, it's the stop" - perhaps some sort of compression sensor on the suspension?

I suppose you'd need either a 6-axis Pal system or the standard 4-axis system mounted at 90 degrees . . .
by Horse
Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Control Pal

I suppose as a training tool to understand that these are occurring it has a place, but agree with waremark, it too easily becomes a toy and a target for those so inclined (as I would have been in my youth ;) ). Yup, ^ that :) As a training tool, encouraging good balance of the vehicle (especially,...
by Horse
Mon May 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Control Pal

If the H2 has cornering ABS, the there's a lot more going on under the hood than there is in the Pal gizmo

FWIW, I would think a phone app, using the built-in accelerometer, could do the same for cars. Bikes, no, as balance in a corner means that 'down' isn't.
by Horse
Mon May 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Control Pal
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Control Pal

Gareth wrote:The target market appears to be ADIs teaching people to drive, rather than teaching them to drive differently.


As the famous bank robber Willie Sutton said: follow the money. There are more ADIs than ambo trainers.

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