Friday, 12 February 2010

Turbo Visor

Revolutionary in 1964 maybe, but in 2010 ?! Sparco Turbo Visor, good for stag nights maybe. BP

8 comments:

taelstar said...

believe it or not they are still very popular .... in kart racing

Something to do with being 2 1/2 ft from the ground I expect

Rich Wyatt said...

Crazy!

stevie coles said...

looks like something from joe90 or the thunderbirds!. i bet if rossi wore one in the wet, then theyed be all the rage!!.

capnsimo said...

ahh for sure we know this indeed as I sit there idly every night at the behest of my wife and children...........then I folllow the links....then......well THE TURBO VISOR? I was always concerned about the Gyroscopic effect of a spinning disc in front of your head, by virtue of Gyroscopic precession the effect of a force upon the axis of rotation of a spinning mass the resultant movement will be at 90 degree to the force applied in the direction of rotation, hence with Turbo Visor fitted and rotating at speed, if you wish to move your head to the right and the disc is rotating clockwise then the resultant will be for your head to bow down irresistably, initially lose ones field of vision followed by the disc cutting into your chest and severeing your jugular vein or pehaps even the corotid artery and covering said VISOR in blood shorty after............

capnsimo said...

ahh for sure we know this indeed as I sit there idly every night at the behest of my wife and children...........then I folllow the links....then......well THE TURBO VISOR? I was always concerned about the Gyroscopic effect of a spinning disc in front of your head, by virtue of Gyroscopic precession the effect of a force upon the axis of rotation of a spinning mass the resultant movement will be at 90 degree to the force applied in the direction of rotation, hence with Turbo Visor fitted and rotating at speed, if you wish to move your head to the right and the disc is rotating clockwise then the resultant will be for your head to bow down irresistably, initially lose ones field of vision followed by the disc cutting into your chest and severeing your jugular vein or pehaps even the corotid artery and covering said VISOR in blood shorty after............

OUTTACONTROLLA said...

The nearer you get to the Ton , the more skin they take orf yer nose !
Try it ! U will larf !

The Chippbutty said...

I used one of those things in the UK back in the sixties.
It worked great in the rain - the faster you went, the faster it spun - and you saw perfectly clearly, no kidding!
The main problem was trying to look behind you. There was a huge gyroscopic effect that nearly ripped your head off.
Re - caprisimo
So before you buy one, take a tip - make sure you've got some decent mirrors, or stick to karting

Beano47 said...

Ho Ho - I still have mine!
I never used it on a helmetthough. I aquired it with a BSA B40 and the previous owner had a nut attached to the top of the windscreen - to which one screwed the Turbovisor when it rained. It worked BRILLIANTLY and fixed to the windscreen there was no gyro-effect on your head!