Lit Motors

High speed gyro stabilizers are these wheels that spin at unreal RPM. If you've ever grabbed one, the axis has this huge tendency to resist being pulled off its centerline.

Speed, energy and force are all related. Energy is , from a workingman's perspective - the potential for work. It's force times distance. Think of energy as the amount of work you need to do to make something happen. A rock on a hill has alot of potential energy, because it sits in a gravity field that wants to pull it into the center of our planet. You've added energy (distance) to that rock by pulling it away from the center of the earth. The higher the hill, the greater the distance.

Once, I was up on a hill with some friends of mine - near Mount Ranier. Rocks started to cascade down off the side of the hill. Me and my friend ran from the rocks. The girls just stood there. My wife remembers this as the moment I abandoned her. I remember it as the moment I got out of the way of a very big rock.

This rock was high up on the hillside. And it had alot of potential energy.
It came crashing down the hill and split into two, then four. She and
her friend just quietly regarded it as it came down. I do not know if this is
because the feminine brain has the ability to perceive better whether or not
bodily harm approaches - or simply that they were busy thinking about other things like the flowers in the meadow and chatting with each other and didn't really perceive the danger that the rock formation might bear to them. The fact that they were
standing off to the side of the rockpath - might have also had something to do with it all. The bottom line is , the rock was translating its energy (from the gravity field it was in) into work (smashing rocks all the way down).

It's alot of work smashing rocks. Ask any prisoner.

Speed and force are related to each other. Speed is sort of an absolute thing.
High speed fans are things that can in some instances reverse. High speed motors
don't care which way they're turning. Force, on the other hand - is a vector.
If I'm using force against you - I want you to go in a certain direction. For example, if I shove you across an ice lake - the amount of force I'm applying to you will determine how far you go and also where you end up on the lake.

When you spin up a wheel, it starts to build up energy. The axis of the wheel starts to work to stay in one place. As you push it off its axis, it will apply force to you to return to its rest point because that center point is where its energy is conserved. When you take a spinning wheel, and push it off its axis, you're trying to
take the wheel and make its rotation work against itself. The spin of the wheel is constraining the axis to stay upright. Push against the wheel and it will push back , hard. That force is part of an equation that subtracts energy off the spinning wheel and translates it into work against your arm and when that distance is set back to zero the energy dissipates and the work goes to zero and it's kind of like that rock on the hill that doesn't come down and hit you.

Put one of these mothers on a motorcycle, build a roll cage around the driver, and a shotgun seat in the back and you have something will stay upright on two wheels. I would argue that if you lean hard enough you'll waste energy off the battery - and it will also conserve energy by making you lean with it, into turns.

But the electric motor in it will push uber-torque down onto the back wheel, the ride will be safe and warm even in cold , rain or snow - and you will be able to make it to work and back across a 20 mile drive for about ten cents.

Please compare and contrast to a @$%!!^%#&** Mercedes that gets 15 miles to one four dollar gallon of gas, costing 8.00 to drive to and from work each day.

To quote Linus from Charlie Brown: My heart bleeds for the Lit Motors company.