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A gyrocar is a two-wheeled automobile. Wheels provide static stability, propulsion, steering and dynamic stability. Two wheel vehicles get stability from gyroscopes, propulsion and steering from wheels. A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Steering is the term applied to the collection of components, linkages, etc. ... Acrobatic bicycle is possible thanks to gyroscopic effects A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principle of conservation of angular momentum. ...

The difference between a bike and a gyrocar is that in a bike, dynamic balance is provided by the rider. In a gyrocar, balance is provided by the vehicle itself.

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  • The Schilovski Gyrocar
  • The Schilovski Gyrocar (better resolution image)
  • The Schilovski Gyrocar (more detailed article)

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Wolseley Register gyrocar (918 words)
Inevitably, once the Gyrocar was built, it proved to be a rather ponderous machine according to contemporary accounts, but perhaps this is of little importance against the fact that the principle of a gyroscopically-balanced vehicle was proved workable.
The Gyrocar was driven by a Wolseley (approx.) 20hp engine mounted behind the front wheel and driving the rear wheel via an offset driveshaft.
For a number of years, even after the end of hostilities, the Gyrocar lay abandoned in the factory and eventually the Wolseley directors decided they needed to be rid of it.
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