Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Streamlined Scooter With Hydraulic Motor
April 1946 issue of Popular Science posted on Modern Mechnix, I thought the scooter had a gas turbine engine. On reading further, the engine was a normal piston arrangement, and the "turbine drive" actually referred to the transmission. Essentially, the engine drove hydraulic pumps filled with oil, and the oil turned the driving wheel. Whether this arrangement was more efficient, I do not know, but I would definitely have one for the styling alone.