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God fearing Atheist's Avatar Jump to comment 49 by God fearing Atheist

Comment 47 by Ignorant Amos :

Comment 46 by holysmokes

But wouldn't the torque on the short side cause it to slip on oil, mud, ice, snow or any slidey surface. The short track would be going faster at the same RPM....or am I getting myself confused here?

holysmokes is correct when the tracks don't slip, you are right when the tracks slip and the long track slips less. But a fixed differential probably won't help, because the slipping will be constantly changing with the ground. The driver would have to have considerable skill to keep it straight. Only an insane engineer would design such a vehicle.

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:51:14 UTC | #947630