[Kartbuilding] Fwd: Re: Steering

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Fri Sep 6 23:27:43 IST 2013

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Subject: 	Re: Steering
Date: 	Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:20:25 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: 	Bob and Jodi <dawghouse>

To: 	Stephen Burke


 Thanks! What wasn't clicking with me was the fact that with the steering rod being bent, it would move out to the left or right as opposed to just spinning like a straight rod would. It all makes sense now.

Thanks again,


-----Original Message-----
>From: Stephen Burke
>Sent: Jul 23, 2013 6:11 PM
>To: Bob and Jodi <dawghouse, kartbuilding
>Subject: Re: Steering
>Hi Bob,
>The following two images show how the kart steers:
>In 1. above, when the steering wheel is turned, the bent steering column
>moves from right to left (approximately). This steering column end then
>goes in through the loops in the track rods.
>It does take a little bit of figuring out. I hope the above helps.
>Best of luck,
>On 22/07/2013 23:17, Bob and Jodi wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I was looking at your plans for the wooden cart with steering wheel, and I can't figure out how it's going to steer. I see that the steering rod goes through the two loops formed in the track rods, but how does it actually attach and cause the track rods to move one direction or the other?
>> Thanks,
>> Bob

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