Gyroscopically stabilized vehicles with KERS (patents pending)
Flywheel kinetic energy recovery system
Flywheel/gyroscope functions as a mechanical battery.
Recycle energy with Flywheel KERS instead of wasting it like standard braking.
Braking energy is transferred to the flywheel and stored for later acceleration.
Transfer energy from the flywheel to the drive motor for quick acceleration.
Reduce the heavy draw on chemical batteries during acceleration.
Consume less power grid resources as energy is recycled.
Much higher energy recapture rate than current regen braking in hybrids.
Ability to hover at zero speed.
Greatly improved safety in cornering.
Our gyro system maintains a fixed plane in space and can be adapted to stabilize other land vehicles as well as hovercraft, watercraft, and helicopters.
Thrustcycle will be working with the Lane Motor Museum to restore the historic Gyro-X. Featured on the cover of the September 1967 edition of Science and Mechanics, the Gyro-X was designed by famed industrial designer Alex Tremulis, and built by Troutman and Barnes. Thomas O. Summers developed the car's gyroscopic system and was issued a U.S. patent for it in September of 1969.
TC Prototype #2
Testing rear-wheeled steered Gyro Car
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