My first truck trial in 8×8. Features pendular suspensions, drive and steering.
The suspensions are the most complex systems on the truck. It used a double backbone structure which allow axles to be pendular. The wheels on the same side are connected to a connecting rods in order to create the pendular suspensions (width direction). A XL motor with 8/24 12/20 reduction drives all wheels. A M operates the steering with a worm gear system and connecting rods. The suspensions are very interesting and effective but they aren’t very reliable, due to the fragility of connecting rods (only fixed on a pin). Therefore, my first attempt to the 8×8 world isn’t very conclusive !
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Designed in 2008