Ackerman angke

Radical Brad

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If you do not, then one wheel will be dragged across the ground in a turn, which results in...

- Extreme power loss due to friction
- Excessive tire wear
- Horrible handling
- Stress on bearings

If I had to choose between maintaining a proper Ackerman angle or running on the bare rims, the rims would be the best choice!

And never forget Ackerman's little brother, Centerpoint either...


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The inside wheel follows a smaller circle when you turn than the outside wheel. Correct Ackerman angles ensure that the inside wheel is turned more than the outside one.
 
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Ahhh good answers thanks . I’ll try ensure I don’t drag my tires😆👍
 
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