haha, great ideas el coro.. i'll get to work on it
well, im not professionally registered, but i am a design engineer. and i am very automotively inclined. and there are MANY reasons why that 'wind-up crank' technology isnt everywhere today. but the most primary reason is: its a ridiculous idea.
i dont mean to sound like an ass, or like a know-it-all.. but knowing any bit about engineering or physics will clearly tell you why this wont work. those little toys dont need to go very far or very fast, and they dont need to stere, stop, and regain motion every few minutes. they also dont have the forces acting on them that real automobiles do.
theoretically speaking, you COULD engineer anything you can think of. realistically speaking, thats never the case. and even if there is a feasible way to do it, what usually ends up ruling is whether theres a feasible FINANCIAL reason to do it.
but hey, doesnt mean it wouldnt be fun to try to design it anyway ..
trust me man, that wouldnt work. if youd like to know the full on 8-page explanation, PM me or something.. id be happy to explain. - JAG
it's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything..