02:43 Aug 11, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: radlaengskraften
motor trade

Summary of answers provided
nagyroscopic effect of the (spinning) wheels
Roland Grefer
nawheel longitudinal force
Marcus Malabad



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wheel longitudinal force

Rad = wheel
Laengskraft = longitudinal force

cf. Wyhlidal automot. eng dicko

    Reference: http://www.atalink.co.uk/mira/html/p080.htm
    Reference: http://www.tc.gc.ca/RoadSafety/mvstm_tsd/tsd/1350-m.htm
Marcus Malabad
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gyroscopic effect of the (spinning) wheels

Once the wheels start to spin, they act like gyroscopse, stabilizing the car in a longitudinal ("Laengs") direction. This is why cars tend to go straight on a flat surface and require a certain amount of force to turn around a corner.

Roland Grefer
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