watched a movie about a car today, and decided to build it (don't worry the Vette will come, but it's difficult, so I still need a little practice) Since I wanted to do it in 12 wide, it would leave me only 6 studs width to make steering and suspension system (2 for each tire and 1 for each fender)
About this creation
So I made this super compact design for steering and suspension :D (finally got one, and it's tiny! :D)
It's not even too far of from the actual car's too, the actual car's suspension is made from a rubber torsion tube design, which is basically what this is... sort of.
I gave you a few hints, what do you think it will be?
I'm not sure how well this system works, and I don't have the dark grey part. Could someone test it out quickly for me? anyone can use this in one of their models if they want.
Quoting Alex B
I'm adapting it to a 14 wide car right now... I found a way to make it without suspension.
I wasn't really expecting it to be hard to make it without suspension ;) I knew how to before I made this, but wanted to add it in. At that scale you may be able to replace the rubber parts for regular shock absorbers, not 100% sure though.
Thoy Bradley: As I said below, that wasn't the plan, but if you connect the two rubber parts together (so it's not independent suspension) you should be able to use a rack depending on how much travel you allow.
John Daniels: Thanks! Glad it works well :)
Karol J: Thanks!
Fogtod The Engineer: Thanks!
Sam The First: Thanks, I will probably get one whenever I make my next BL order, it's a pretty useful piece.
Joe Pigg: I don't mind, it would need a few mods to have control over the steering though. It would probably need to be more of a live axle design.
Nils O.: Thanks! :)
Matt Bace: Thanks! I wouldn't have thought of it if it wasn't for the car I'm building having rubber tube suspension.
XY EZ: Thanks! It will touch, but you'll be able to turn about 20 degrees either way, which should be enough for a LEGO model.
Austin Heath: Thanks! :)
Greg 998: Thanks!
Great job on that one! But one little point of criticism: when you will steer, do the grey long part between the two wheels won't touch the structure ? (I'm not very clear I think). Anyway, I'll try it if you want ;-) 5/5
Quoting Rick Livernois
Perhaps this isn't relevant in this case, but how would you control the steering? Do you plan on incorporating a rack and pinion? Clever design great work!
At this scale, you could only have 2 those 3, (steering, steering wheel, and suspension) so I picked steering and suspension, you would control it by pushing it in the direction you wanted it to go in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SANHWVRGKhE at about 55 seconds into the video, it's basically this simple design with suspension. Anyway, thanks! :)