Linked to my previous question Push / Pull Steering on an axle, I now have time and space to work on the full scale project. I have noticed an issue with the answer that is there, and that is, the vertical shaft is not at a 90 degree vertical, and cannot be adjusted.

Here's what the shaft looks like:

Image showing the shaft off the vertical axis

As you can see, that is not a perfect vertical, meaning that it would be near impossible to mount a push/pull motor as shown in the answer to my previous question.

Here is another picture of the front axle:

The axle, as seen from above.

My current plan is to build a platform that leans at the same angle to the "vertical" shaft, and then use the answer from my previous question, but this would make the project rather tall and difficult to transport.

I also tried removing the lever that is connected to the axle and the shaft, and mounting the push/pull moter directly onto that, but there was not enough room to get a good angle through the gap for a good steering range.

Does anyone see a better approach than building a platform at the same angle as the "vertical" shaft?

  • $\begingroup$ look at the previous answer to the question you linked to and consider how it works... the Bell Crank is such a simple construct. $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Oct 27 '18 at 9:46

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