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I love solidworks..

The area in between the links will be filled with 3/16th plate (or so) I'l lprobably add go fast holes in it to be cool ;)
 

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TRD said:
what would it take to get you to send me a copy of teh frame on a cd?

thanks
I have a whole list of people that want copies of the frame/suspension. The frame is still not totally correct. Basing it on the 133" frame length when it is really more like 145" screwed us up. when the frame is a realistic version I'lls end it out to everyone and probably have Woody put it on his site for everyone to play with.

Sound good?
 

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I've got it in Inventor. If I can get it to open and convert it to a different format, I could send it to you. It's based on the correct frame dims.
My license for 5.3 expired and the 5.0 I have a school won't open it.
 

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I've got it in Inventor. If I can get it to open and convert it to a different format, I could send it to you. It's based on the correct frame dims.
My license for 5.3 expired and the 5.0 I have a school won't open it.
Send it. I am sure that I can figure out a way for solidworks to open it..
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Don't you guys have Direct connect?
 

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What is going to keep the axle from moving from side to side? I don't see any triangulation of the links or a panhard bar. Am I missing something?
 

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Both mine and Jason's would need a panhard, but I didn't draw it in yet. I just threw in the 80 series suspension to see where it would line up to the frame rails. Pretty darn nice as it turns out.
 

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What is going to keep the axle from moving from side to side? I don't see any triangulation of the links or a panhard bar. Am I missing something?
Not missing anything.
That part has not been completly designed yet. Possibly a Watts link...

Unfortunately I am not nearly knowledgeable enough to design a link suspension system. So I am having a good friend of mine design it. He is also starting a buisness designing linked suspensions.

He goes by yellobronco on this board. Perhaps I'll have him pipe up..
 

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Whats with the goofy ass links? Why not just make 'em straight?

Why not triangulate a 4 link, instead of the Watts?


BTW:flipoff2:
 

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Whats with the goofy ass links? Why not just make 'em straight?

Why not triangulate a 4 link, instead of the Watts?


BTW:flipoff2:
Pretty much we are playing. Besides, in this format you would hit the frame before you hit the links..


Nothing is stone yet. But why not do something different?
 

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Pretty much we are playing. Besides, in this format you would hit the frame before you hit the links..


Nothing is stone yet. But why not do something different?
Because different is heavy and weak. Oh wait, the heavy point is a moot point:p :flipoff2:

I just don't like panhards, watts, that type of location on an application with good amounts of travel.
 

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Mace,

I used to like the bent lower links that folks are doing. They looked like they wer up and out of the way and would not get bent.

That is true, but I have also been watching those that run them and I noticed that the bent links makes the full front of the tire have to climb up a vertical wall.

With the straight links, the link helps the tire up the ledge.

Just make it stong enough and make 'em straight.
 

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Mace,

I used to like the bent lower links that folks are doing. They looked like they wer up and out of the way and would not get bent.

That is true, but I have also been watching those that run them and I noticed that the bent links makes the full front of the tire have to climb up a vertical wall.

With the straight links, the link helps the tire up the ledge.

Just make it stong enough and make 'em straight.
yeah, i think make them strong, mine are pretty thick, but i think i have made them too high :eek: above the centreline of the axle, but hey, it is CLEAR :D
 
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