[Kartbuilding] ackerman angle

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Jun 24 20:43:43 IST 2008

Hi Doug,

Yes - the ackerman angle also applies the same for steering arms pointing 
forwards in a Y direction. The only thing with this method is that the 
steering arm can come close to the tyre.

I'll try some ascii art here:

0000 \-----track rod------/  0000
0000  \                  /   0000
0000     |             |     0000
0000     |             |     0000

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, just shout.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Doug Smith wrote:

> the way you described the ackerman angle was great.  i never knew about this
> angle, and it was very informative.  i'm not building a kart, but i'm
> attempting to attach two bicycles together, side by side, to form a
> quadracycle.   i'm gonna try the way you laid it out to help with my
> steering.  i do have one question though.  my steering arms are going to be
> forward of the cycles neck, not like to the rear when building a kart.  can
> this same angle be carried forward in the same line?   thanks for your
> time................d.......................

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