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thewimreaper
07-15-2013, 03:59 AM
Hello everyone,

I bought my diy plan a few days ago and started collecting parts. (:batman:)

But i was wondering if there is someone who's got metric measurements for the warrior recumbent trike?

I really hope someone can help because i really suck at doing math :dunce2:

grtz Dirk (the dutchy)

tomelect
07-15-2013, 04:52 AM
Thats a very simple one Dirk just convert inches to mm as I did, its all on the net.

Tom

Petone_NZ
07-15-2013, 05:40 AM
I don't have the Warrior plans, but in other plans many of the measurements are sized of the dimensions of the rider - obviously you can measure those in whatever units you like.

In New Zealand we also use metric so the "2 inch" steel that I'm using is actually 50mm. If you measure each new part to fit what you've already built so far then it should all be okay.

MrIdaho
07-15-2013, 07:35 AM
Here try one of these
http://www.conversion-metric.org/

http://www.conversion-metric.org/length_conversion/milimeter_to_inch_conversion.php

Just sit down on your computer and write down all the needed conversions at one time on the plans you purchased.

thewimreaper
07-16-2013, 04:27 AM
I took a shot at that conversion site and so far so good
Thanks guys
The only thing I'm struggling with is how do you convert 1/16?

Petone_NZ
07-16-2013, 05:49 AM
I took a shot at that conversion site and so far so good
Thanks guys
The only thing I'm struggling with is how do you convert 1/16?

1 inch = 25.4mm, so 1/16 inch = (25.4 ÷ 16) = 1.587mm

If this steel thickness then you mightn't get exactly that thickness ... but it won;t be critical to the last one-tenth of a millimetre.

thewimreaper
07-16-2013, 06:02 AM
Super!! i think i can rework the entire plan today and start getting steel :builder2:

thanks for the help guys !!!

Tradetek
07-16-2013, 11:03 AM
You can also simply divide the fraction ie 1/16 = .0625 inches
Then if you are using Windows, open the basic calculator that comes with Windows, and on the "View" menu switch to the "Unit Conversion" view.
Then use the dropdowns to set the conversion type to "Length" and the "From" and "To" unit types, and simply plug in the number you want to convert from, in this case .0625 inches = 1.5875mm

Bill

thewimreaper
07-17-2013, 03:34 AM
That's probably easier than the webconversion
I'm going wife about that because I stopt using windows years ago. :-)

thewimreaper
07-17-2013, 03:40 AM
That's probably easier than the webconversion
I'm going wife about that because I stopt using windows years ago. :-)

Ticktock
07-17-2013, 06:40 AM
How do get away from windows easily?
Steve G (Frustrated by Windows stupidity at times)

Tradetek
07-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Linux or Mac OSX Steve.

Dirk, if you are using OSX the built in calculator also does conversions. There is a "Convert" menu on the menu bar after you start the calculator.

You can also us the app, CalcMadeEasy, I have it on my Mac and my iOS devices and use it for conversions quite a bit.

Bill

thewimreaper
07-18-2013, 03:04 AM
I'm using ubuntu linux for years and it's easy to get away from windows just make sure you know what programs you use on a regular basis.

tomelect
07-18-2013, 05:35 AM
Another way is to use a tape measure with both metric and imperial, thats what I used on my build.

Tom

thewimreaper
07-27-2013, 04:21 AM
that was great advice! why didnt i think of that myself :dunce2:

so i bought an imperial tape measure (darth vader wasnt happy the emperor sold his favourite but thats business:batman:)

i started about an hour ago (big smile while writing this) and i just finished the rear end

thewimreaper
07-27-2013, 04:25 AM
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tomelect
07-27-2013, 07:22 AM
Thats good to hear, sometimes the most obvious solution is usually the best one.

Tom

thewimreaper
08-01-2013, 06:09 AM
i thought i'd let you guys know how i'm doing with my measurements :)

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stormbird
08-01-2013, 07:01 AM
Hi there

Nice build , there is a thread somewhere about modifications to the warrior I think a couple address problems with the rear breaking and others address the front end ?

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/7058-Favorite-Warrior-Mods?highlight=rear+breaking

This may the thread or a pointer to it ?

regards Paul

thewimreaper
08-01-2013, 10:13 AM
hey thanks this is helpful because i am going to use 24 inch drumbrake wheels at the front and a V brake at the back.

i really wanna keep it budget i am at €35 euro's till now