How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

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How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

Postby Zxcvbnm123 » February 9th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Question in the title

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Re: How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

Postby MTV<=>Operator » February 10th, 2019, 10:16 am

How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?


I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for, but here are a couple of options:
- Placing the steering joint in the back of the vehicle will have a smaller effect on the angle that the vehicle curves at, allowing for more precision
- Using a caliper to steer will allow you to use actual measurements to adjust your angle

In order to improve accuracy, I would recommend testing repeatedly on different floors until you get the curve right

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Re: How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

Postby 4Head » February 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm

MTV<=>Operator wrote:
How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?


I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for, but here are a couple of options:
- Placing the steering joint in the back of the vehicle will have a smaller effect on the angle that the vehicle curves at, allowing for more precision
- Using a caliper to steer will allow you to use actual measurements to adjust your angle

In order to improve accuracy, I would recommend testing repeatedly on different floors until you get the curve right

could you elaborate on your first point?
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Re: How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

Postby MTV<=>Operator » February 10th, 2019, 3:28 pm

Basically, if you were to place the steering in the front of the MTV, every angle that you change the front axle by would have a greater effect on the path of the vehicle than if you were to change the back axle instead by the same angle and keep the front perpendicular to the chassis.

In other words, the vehicle will turn more if you angle the front, say 10 degrees than if you angle the back 10 degrees. Steering from the front wheels has a more dramatic effect on the curve of the vehicle

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Re: How do you precisely control the curve of the vehicle? How do you improve accuracy?

Postby 4Head » February 10th, 2019, 5:28 pm

MTV<=>Operator wrote:Basically, if you were to place the steering in the front of the MTV, every angle that you change the front axle by would have a greater effect on the path of the vehicle than if you were to change the back axle instead by the same angle and keep the front perpendicular to the chassis.

In other words, the vehicle will turn more if you angle the front, say 10 degrees than if you angle the back 10 degrees. Steering from the front wheels has a more dramatic effect on the curve of the vehicle

why?
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