Trial truck tips
Tips from my experiences
Thursday 16 September 2010, by
First tip: Speed
So I decided to check if speed of the truck does affeect its climbing abilites. In order to do so, the small 4x4 model was placed ona tilted plank and its speed was regulated. When the model was unpowered, it slipped down with a certain speed. In order to climb up, the speed on wheels had to be larger of its slipping speed. Here is a picture explaining that:
And a very short video:
Second tip: Wheels
I tested a wide variety of wheels, for traction and thread.
Third tip: Chassis and suspension
Is a higher wheel number really better? What kind of suepsnion is the best suited for offraoding?
Tip number four: Powering steered axles
Description if various ways to power steered axles and other steering details.
Tip 5: Motors and gears
This tip describes which motors are more suited for offroaders, and how to properly brace gears.
Tip 6: Weight distribrution and proportions
How do the actual truck dimesnions affect its abilityes offroad?
Tip 7: driving and preventing tyre slippage
This last tip is about driving over obstacles and how to prevent the rims from spinning inside tyres.
I hope these tips were helpfull!