Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Big Box Trike Steering

The only thing not obvious about building one of these is the placement of the steering pivot:
The front axle should follow the pivot point by about 2 inches or maybe little more, to help it ride in straight line without turning on it's own.

This one has two direct drive hub motors, I think I would have better mileage if there was a third motor on the rear wheel so that a cruise control could turn off the other two motors when not needed.

These big box trikes do not use Ackerman steering so there is not a problem with one wheel spinning faster than the other on the front, maybe a little if turning in a sharp turn.

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