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Technic Leaf Springs - 2 variations
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About this creation
Variation 1 - more realistic, strong, but much bigger

chassis= long black liftarm
'leaf'= orange bent liftarms
spring= 10L dampened shock absorber
connects to axle via= gray piece at the bottom

This variation was an improvement on the other (bottom) in that it was more realistic, while building my KAMAZ, It became apparent that pendular suspension is no good for descending stairs, as there is no absorbency of shock, so these dampened shock absorbers on this leaf spring WOULD BENEFIT LARGE TRUCK TRIAL VEHICLES I.E. LORRIES

front



and back; to show how it's made



Notice how the light grey perpendicular axle/pin connectors move closer together as the spring is compressed





Variation 2 - not as realistic, has a bit of lateral movement (i.e. forward backward with the car), still quite strong, and a lot smaller than Variation 1

chassis= long black liftarm
'leaf'= white bent liftarms, and red short liftarms
spring= 2x yellow 6.5L shock absorber
connects to axle via= blue piece at the bottom

Variation 2 was built first and is not as realistic, and has a shorter travel distance, but fits into smaller cars, so WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR SMALLER TRUCK TRIAL VEHICLES I.E. (modified) PRODUCTION CARS

front


and back; to show how it's made, again



With two stiff shock absorbers per wheel, if this was used on, say a 1/11 scale (or larger) Range Rover, it would more than support the weight, but I wouldn't try going down stairs, the shocks will bend backwards





Please find a way of letting me know if you do use these, I'd be interested to see them in practice ;)




Comments

 I like it 
  June 17, 2012
Cool! Both setups are excellent. These technical help pages are always worth a look! :-)
Benny Boy
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kenneth rattledge
  January 28, 2012
interesting ideas
 I made it 
  January 28, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Very cool looking techniques, but beyond my skills and technic supply unfortunately! Thanks for you kind words! Are you still building? Not seen anything for a while. I suppose your technic masterpieces take some time to put together lol Are you from the UK?
Indeed I am, and my current technic masterpiece is taking time, cheers for the comment
 I like it 
  January 23, 2012
Very cool looking techniques, but beyond my skills and technic supply unfortunately! Thanks for you kind words! Are you still building? Not seen anything for a while. I suppose your technic masterpieces take some time to put together lol Are you from the UK?
 I like it 
  August 29, 2011
...Thanks for your comments Ben, your first one made me laugh. The engine was just a bit of fun really glad you like it.
 I made it 
  August 23, 2011
They're not supposed to hold the axles as such; the idea is that it connects to an axle block of some sort, which if it had steering ect. could be used, and V1 does have a connector, its just folded back in the pics. And I am planning to possibly retry my Touareg (in 1/11 to keep the weight down) after my Vanquish is finished
 I like it 
  August 23, 2011
The suspension mounts are great!- but only by themselves. 1st one doesn't even have a place for the axle... though the sliding mounts are very clever! A good start, but they could use refining. BTW are you planning on building a trial truck?
 I like it 
  August 23, 2011
Hi ben. Very clever, i love these types of posts - because they always make you stop and think :) V1 is superior - I like how it slides. I have 2 questions how do you attach the wheel axles? And would either version work with steering and a differential? (ie a 4x4 or front wheel drive vehicle).
 I made it 
  August 23, 2011
YES, YES! The pictures worked!
 
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