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docmike



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: hub center steering Reply with quote

just in case anyones interested

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub-center_steering
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arbalest



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: hub center steering - hub geometry Reply with quote

I have a question for those in this group that have built, or are driving hub center steering rigs.

Is "trail" purely a function of the caster angle?
Is the steering axis (of the upright/spindle) in the vertical plane (at some caster angle), or is it offset at some angle, out of the vertical plane, similar to automotive spindles?

Thanks,

Mike Lydon
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zentime



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: hub center steering - hub geometry Reply with quote

arbalest wrote:
I have a question for those in this group that have built, or are driving hub center steering rigs.

Is "trail" purely a function of the caster angle?

Thanks,

Mike Lydon



"Is "trail" purely a function of the caster angle?"

yes

"Is the steering axis (of the upright/spindle) in the vertical plane"

yes

bill b
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arbalest



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: hub center steering Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill. You guys all seem to be driving "Corvettes". I'm interested in building an "MG", moderate HP, air cooled motor, light weight (relatively), with hub center steering. The design is evolving.

Mike Lydon
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bmcsheehy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: hub center steering Reply with quote

arbalest wrote:
Thanks, Bill. You guys all seem to be driving "Corvettes". I'm interested in building an "MG", moderate HP, air cooled motor, light weight (relatively), with hub center steering. The design is evolving.

Mike Lydon


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arbalest



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: MG Reply with quote

Bill,

When the first parts get fabricated, I'll have photos. I would like to see the fabricator about my upright design in the next week or so.

Mike Lydon
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