So hard to pull the brakes on really hard while the fingers are crossed though.So the choice is either don't ride it at all or learn to ride it with fingers crossed I don't die whilst learning
If you mount them sideways as in "Proposal" I think you can forget any appreciable tilting to occur. Just my 2-penneth.Ok so managed to bend and grind drop outs enough to get Nexus 7 in and despite the abuse metered out the wheel is to all intents and purposes centred in the frame , that's a relief.
So was able to mock up parking brake and it looks as though it will work , just need to drill a hole and add control and cable.
A normal Flevo trike has 1 x elastomer and 1 x rod end bearing , these provide tilt and suspension
I have 2 x elastomer and 1 x rod end bearing , these 2 are used to kill the slew and to stiffen up the tilt department.
Question would it matter which orientation the elastomer's were in ?
So current I have 2 in tandem , however it would be easier to mount them side by side ?
Why you ask ? well it would then be a trivial task to swap them out too try different values ?
In tandem I have to remove the seat and split the 2 frames to get at the fixings ?
If they were side by side and I slotted the holes I could swap them out in under 5 minutes ?
Also the elastomer are rated on their load which is show as a vertical arrow and shear load which is show as a horizontal arrow.
However I am not using them in that manner , can I work out their resistance to bending from these figures ?
all for now Paul
It is at this point my brain has problems ?If you move to side by side it will hardly tilt at all. With them in line they only need to lean as you do, but side by side one would need to compress substantially and the other stretch a lot. They won't do that.
same as above ?One will be in compression while the other is in tension.
I think the forces are to great for me to doing anything meaning full off the trike.Just my thinking on this and you can test it off the trike?
Well I am intending to stiffen up the tilt response to see if IMHO it makes it more ridable , to that end I have bought some stiffer elastomers to try.When 2 elastomers are in-line all you are doing under tilt is pushing the top of them over to one side. When side by side you are trying to pull one apart and crush the other. If you keep them very close (almost touching) you will still get some tilt but less than when in-line.
That has given me an idea , I could just offset them enough to move the mountings along side the keel members instead of through them. They could still be in tandem but with offset centre lines so slightly side to side as well ?As you move them apart, and it doesn't need to be far, the amount they need to deflect gets much larger and so prevents any meaningful tilt.