Author: Шгéп

She, Her Teknomage, Storyteller, Maker, Cooperative Enterprise and Product Architect, Advocate for Ecocentric Socially Responsible Technology

Ӊeҡáτē Ӊexaτгaҡ Elecτгiҡ


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Can-Am Spyder, a brainchild of BRP or Bombardier Recreational Products will serve as the donor frame for the all-wheel drive overland vehicle.

The transition from Spyder to Ӊeҡáτē Ӊexaτгaҡ Elecτгiҡ depends on taking functional cues from electric pedal assisted off-road, teardrop tricycles most visibly regarding the change in seating position and controls, its power train optimized for delivering traction with irresistible torque, precision slow speed control, and steering tweaked for agile directional response to pilot control input.

As much as automotive features have migrated into cyclery, my aim is to flip that script with nuanced cyclefication and cyberphysical electrification of a salvaged running chassis from the Spyder, stripping its bones of the empennage of its gas guzzling heritage, replacing the Rotax engine with a cockpit, replace handlebars with dual joysticks, locating the battery packs and controller where the former saddle was located, and the wheels with integrated suspension that unsprings the rim and tire from the advanced hubmotors.

The term hexatrak in the name refers to each of the 3 wheels being a pseudo-dual tire for run flat insurance under the worst of conditions, with each from wheel featuring an inboard, solid wheel of slightly smaller diameter and thin enough to avoid altering the steering geometry to any dramatic degree. It will be strong enough to support the vehicle under full load until it can reach a safe location for repairs.

The rear wheel technically has 3 tires, with two tandem regular tires separated by the emergency solid, so perhaps it should be called a Heptatrack for seven?

I also keep thinking of Ӊeҡáτē Ӊexabeasτ Elecτгiҡ.

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