Prototypes and Experiments

A Hovertruck?

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I’ve always been interested in hovercraft and similar vehicles, as they seemed to hold some promise as precursors to (somewhat) practical, (possibly) safe flying cars. I came across the picture above, and was intrigued by the notion of using a hovercraft for farming. Wouldn’t the […]

Idiotic or Inspired?

Single Wheel Trailers

Wait... what?

How does THAT work?!?

Once upon a time, back in the early 50’s Grandpa “Sparky” drove cross-country out to California, much as he had done several decades earlier during the Great Depression. Only then it was as an Okie trying to escape the Dust Bowl, eventually joining the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) of FDR’s New Deal and then on to the US Navy where he would find himself on Ford Island smack-dab in the middle of the “Day of Infamy”.

This occasion however, had a much rosier outlook; the middle-aged Navy Chief and WWII vet who would eventually become a walking history lesson was being transferred out to the west coast for his next duty at the Alameda Naval Air Station with a young family in tow.

The family Plymouth was stuffed with small children and supplies, while hitched to the rear bumper was a unique flatbed one-wheel trailer he purchased just for the trip out to the sunshine state… Continue reading Single Wheel Trailers

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