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Re: Sprawl, speed etc



>> True, but the physics that affect both quadrepeds and vehicles are the same.
>> Granted, there are some differences based on mechanics of both groups, but on
>> the whole the two groups are analogous.
>
>     True, but animals and cars don't deal with these problems in the 
>same way.  Animals don't have stiff metal axles.

They don't in the strictest sense of the word.  However, the main function of an
axle is to help provide stability, so the vehicle doesn't crumple.  The rib
cage, which could be seen as analogous, would serve the same function on a
quadreped.

Rob

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