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    Drypod 2

    I'm definitely putting something on the wood. My initial thoughts are some truck bed liner. Tough and waterproof though I'm unsure how well it'd stick to wood. I'm very open to any suggestions as my wood knowledge is pretty minimal. I started work on the front suspension today. Oh the fun I had...
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    Adjustable swb

    The Mk1 eyeball is easily enough to make any trike or bike. Tack and whack has served me well for years.
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    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    Yes - I think you are correct in that those weak suspension units are little more than keeping it upright when left. Perhaps the one with suspension units is a prototype and the one without is not, or visa-versa, or perhaps they are an option.
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    Drypod 2

    Added the main rear bracing. It doesn't look much but this really makes a massive difference to the load on the wood. Bouncing on the back the suspension seemed quite compliant yesterday. Today it's quite hard. The difference is yesterday the wood was flexing alarmingly and today it's not. I...
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    Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    Soft copper was used on cars for decades. Cunifer (copper and nickel alloy Cu + Ni) has superceeded it in most automotive applications and soft copper is somewhat harder to obtain, here at least, as a result. Unless you're using a servo I'd doubt you'd generate anywhere near enough pressure to...
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    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    The suspension units are very interesting in that it appears to be two units rather than one. Other pictures show zero suspension units! One unit would intimate that it was like the first one I posted in this thread but two intimates that the central mounts for each are against the chassis which...
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    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    Unless I'm mistaken that one isn't really a leaner. It will lean to some degree due to suspension give but that suspension is largely there as suspension. The way it stands on it's own shows the suspension is forcing it to do that. You can make a true leaner stand up on it's own as per mine via...
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    Drypod 2

    Rear wheel part way in:- I say part way as there's a brace to weld in between the two suspension mounting plates. As the suspension compresses it wants to move the two mountings apart. A brace between the two will go a long way to keeping the wood intact. The shock mount uses the back of...
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    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    There's quite a number of ways of achieving this. This one balances just like any bike:- and here's one I made earlier:- https://www.atomiczombie.com/forum/threads/tilting-tadpole-trike.140/#post-6321 This one uses the same system as mine:-
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    Drypod 2

    Got the seat in. Surprisingly that has taken me a good 5 hours to achieve. I expected less. You can see that the lower mount sits right above the seat bracer and why the seat shelf was so short. All the force is sent into wood mounted vertically, at it's strongest. The upper mount has a 100mm x...
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    Warrior build Questions

    No reason why not. You could ask for more donors via Freecycle. I've had several via that site.
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    Drypod 2

    A coincidence you should post that picture Paul. I was just pondering that very vehicle earlier. I was especially considering the pedal crank and wondering if I could or should incorporate something similar. My head should be as close to central in the canopy as I can foresee at this point. Once...
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    Drypod 2

    One wooden chassis. About 8 hours from first cut to this. Everything came out of one sheet of 8' x 4' x 12mm plywood so not expensive either. I've screwed every two inch and glued the joints. The seat squab looks ridiculously short but the end of it is exactly where the bracket for the seat...
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    Drypod 2

    I've started cutting the plywood and it looks damned flimsy to me, especially with some go faster holes cut in it. Once it's screwed and glued it may look somewhat sturdier. In an effort to be kinder to the wood I feel I may need to add front suspension and thus send a lot of the loads into a...
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    Drypod 2

    Lots of rivnuts and steel bolts could add up to a lot of weight. Have you considered nylon nuts and bolts? If they're only holding unstressed plastic panels their lack of strength won't be an issue and they are much lighter. I seem to remember calculating a saving of a couple of pounds or so on...
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