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Author Topic: Leopold F. Schmid.  (Read 1075 times)
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« on: December 22, 2016, 12:22:24 PM »



I'm sure you guys have heard of or seen stuff covering
Leopold and his designs. I was reading an old Road and Track
magazine dated June 2005 and found the short story.
I googled and found the link below.

https://simanaitissays.com/2014/06/07/schmids-lsr/

If this has been posted before I apologize.  cheers
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 01:24:56 PM »

I have to smile about this article....Leopold Schmid was the Chief Engineer of Porsche to that time.... rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

Also the author wrote only about the 1960 version....the final 1963 version was a little bit different....see the attached picture from a 1:43 scale model I scratched built using the original blue prints...
maybe the only existing model in this scale

Interesting that this car had no steering....the idea was to brake the wheels on one side of the racer to change the direction...if this had really worked

the racer was in built in Italy when the English (sportsman's fair play) said No to the sale of the engine to the Schmid project..... cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers


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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 02:52:08 AM »

If he could have found a motor from a ME 262 he would have been smiling. cheers

I did a lot of reading and IMO the guy was awesome and way ahead of his time.
Thanks for the cool photo Porkpie.
Have a great Christmas. cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 09:08:43 AM »

I believe  Breedlove`s first jet-car used  rear wheel braking as steering also...That changed quickly
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 09:15:19 AM »

Interesting link Mike...Oddly, When I was just wee little floydjer..I used to mount model rocket engines in my model cars...and one of them used the pin-wheel set-up. Didn`t work worth a hoot.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 10:37:21 AM »

I think we all did crazy stuff when we were kids.
What normal person gets into LSR?Huh grin

My rockets never worked a hoot either. Power to weight ratio!!!.
Good bombs though. rolleyes Solid gunpowder inside of a 2" ID
cardboard tube that was 2' long was never going to work. cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 10:44:15 AM »

Craig Breedlove tried to steer the SoA Threewheeler in his first configuration with the "rudder" in front of the front wheel...didn't work out....so they changed the front wheel into a steerable wheel...wasn't still not easy, but good enough to set three records and making a bath in a salt pond....

Doing crazy things....well....a friend of mine and I put a Daniel Tube on a go cart chassis with RC control...and it worked very well.....too well..... rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
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