Caliper Steering

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby doge234 » January 30th, 2019, 8:02 am

builder83, can you please explain about the nut adjustment that you made to control the steering? Thank you.

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby sciencecat42 » January 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm

retired1 wrote:You might want to consider using a 4-40 bolt and nut for your adjustment as you can get more precision that with a 32 or 24 thread bolt or all thread.


I get how the caliper steering works, but how does the bolt/nut work?

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby builder83 » January 31st, 2019, 7:25 am

sciencecat42 wrote:
retired1 wrote:You might want to consider using a 4-40 bolt and nut for your adjustment as you can get more precision that with a 32 or 24 thread bolt or all thread.


I get how the caliper steering works, but how does the bolt/nut work?


You adjust one axle or side length by turning a bolt that shortens or lengths it. How you do that is up to you. I am happy to share pictures after the season. I have my buggy set for a 12 meter curve, and then calibrate how much of a turn I need to for a sharper curve like 10 meters. Pros are I think it is more sturdy (therefore consistant) and you do not need to mount a caliper on buggy. Using a thin thread bolt also allows for very precise adjustments. Cons are you do not have a number to read like a caliper can provide and it might take a few seconds longer to set you buggy.

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby invisiblebanana » February 24th, 2019, 8:40 am

If you put the caliper in the middle of the vehicle (like https://youtu.be/JEkrM5TGFCU), how would you connect it to the axles to adjust the steering?
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby rabbitman » February 24th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Anyone find a plastic dial caliper that locks?

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby PM2017 » February 24th, 2019, 11:10 pm

rabbitman wrote:Anyone find a plastic dial caliper that locks?

Lol it's literally in this thread, on page 1.
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