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#1 UFO

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:42 PM

Okay. I'm thinking about making a car, right? But, I don't really know how a form of steering is done. What exactly is 'Hand of God' steering? How does it all work? I'm sure I have the parts...I've got like, a shmillion Technic/Bionicle parts. And how insane does the frame have to be to put shocks into it. Especially, how do I put shocks on a turning wheel?
Could someone post pics of a Technic models' mechanics?

Edited by UFO, 02 February 2008 - 07:06 PM.


#2 EyesOnly

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:45 PM

Here is some examples of steering with suspension. It is more advanced than you wanted but sooner or later you're gonna want both.

Other than that i really recommend studying LEGO-models such as
8880 super car
8421 mobile crane
8024 universal set, old but gives perspective
8040 universal set, uses pneumatics in one model


And let's not forget the ideas books
8888
8889
8890
8891

Just search for them at http://www.br-eng.in...o-instructions/

The ideas books are kinda old but filled with great hints on how to build stuff which can be of use even with newer parts.

Building models and/or studying others are the best way to learn but my suggestions should give you some ideas of how steering can be done.

Edited by EyesOnly, 02 February 2008 - 08:46 PM.


#3 EyesOnly

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:41 PM

BTW about pneumatics. Don't use it because it is virtually impossible to center the steering. It always ends up slightly to the right or the left. Better would be to use the actuators released later this year. Simplest would be to just go with a common rack&pinion steering.

#4 Asuka

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

Very interesting links, thank you, EyesOnly!  *y*

#5 EyesOnly

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:40 PM

View PostAsuka, on Feb 5 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

Very interesting links, thank you, EyesOnly!  *y*

Your welcome.  ;-)




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