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Large Scale Steering Mechanics
A concept for heavy duty steering mechanics.
About this creation
Steering mechanics for a project I'm working on.

Top view, wheels straight. Each colour represents a different set of structural members, gray is chassis, red is input, green are connecting rods, blue are supporting arms, yellow are bearings.






Main view, wheels turned.









Top view, wheels turned. The multiple pivots connecting the wheels means that the point they rotate around is inside the wheel, not the chassis. This reduces friction with the ground when turning, and the amount of space the wheels take up because they don't need to swing back and forth as much.



Just an example of the calculation (calculation=pain) involved in building something like this in a CAD program. Too many angles. Blah.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 21, 2011
thats alot of math.anyway great work never seen that kind of design anywhere
 I like it 
  April 7, 2011
mind if i scale it up and try it on my large scale vehicle? right now the rear suspension is approx. 30 cm but i might have to trim it down a bit :)
  June 9, 2009
excellent mechanism! can you post some instructions? thanks!
 I like it 
  November 29, 2008
Nice job, although to get a 5/5 I think it should be able to be powered. Have a nice day, ~Sidneys1 ...::..:::Always trying to help:::..::...
 I like it 
  November 29, 2007
A simple, yet effective system. I'd like to see this incorporated in a bigger vehicle, it looks strong enough.
 
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