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Megalithic MonoWheel
A second and final contribution for FebRovery 2016. Enjoy!
About this creation
Following up on the less-than-stellar performance of their first self-balancing monowheel design, Beyond Midnight Engineering decided to throw good money after bad and try to improve the formula.


The 'Megalithic MonoWheel' (sold in Europe as the Monolithic MegaWheel) was their next attempt.


Initial trials proved highly successful provided that the 2 occupants were of exactly the same weight. After a short-lived campaign to market the vehicle to identical twins, the outer stabilizers were added, even though they had a negative impact on top speed and maneuvrability.


Nevertheless, speed was the MMW's greatest problem - once it exceeded a certain velocity, the huge wheel's momentum made it almost impossible to stop safely, as this archive footage shows.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 13, 2016
A strange machine but I think that the wheel is aesthetically pleasing too. I like how you've built it. The concept of a vehicle marketed specifically at twins gave me a wry chuckle!
Stuart Lucas
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matt rowntRee
  March 1, 2016
I'd hate to see the mud flap! :D Genius and cute, looks fun to roam a crater with. Awesome!
 I like it 
  March 1, 2016
Nice! It's great to see someone working on practical, realistic space vehicles for a change.
 I like it 
  February 29, 2016
Haha! Perhaps BME should think twice before poaching any more engineers from Wales...
 I like it 
  February 29, 2016
Nice wheels man! Or should I say wheel ;)
  February 29, 2016
Awesome work, Stuart! You're always experimenting with unconventional connections!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Looks fun!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
I love the personality you've given this build, Stuart. It led me to check out your "less-than-stellar" version, which I still found pretty snazzy. Keep it up!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Ha ha great :) Looks awesome and lots of great techniques involved. Well done Stuart!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Fun stuff... although not exactly the vehicle to drive on a date with one's honey-love... but it might make either set of parents happy! ;)
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
mmmm, great concept, very cool! I love the grip design of the wheels!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Sweet vehicle, very unique!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Awesome
 I like it 
  February 28, 2016
Very unique wheel build. The two pilots are fun too. Nicely done.
 
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