SoonW T3 trike, rear wheel steering, trike braking, fwd + fws

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Daniel Parry, Jun 3, 2003.

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    hello,

    has anyone ever ridden a soonw t3 delta fwd rws?

    http://www.schumacher-mechanik.de/t3.html

    If so, how did you find it?

    In particular, how does the steering handle? Is rws essentially unsafe over ~25km/h? Does anyone
    have any opinions as to whether rws is best if just the wheels pivot or if the whole wheel axle
    pivots round a centre point?

    Also how easy is it to ensure uniform braking across the two wheels on a trike (delta or tadpole)?
    Presumably you wouldn't want a difference in braking as you would turn as you braked.

    With a delta trike can you achieve sufficient braking force by pulling the two back brakes on hard?
    Or, alternatively is front braking sufficiently strong and controllable?

    Can anyone envisage a fwd tadpole trike that is steered by controlling the speed of rotation of the
    two front wheels independently? (By gearing?) Could it be simply implemented?

    Sorry for all the questions...[0]

    cheers

    daniel

    [] ... guess I'm too curious for my own good ^_-
     
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    > Can anyone envisage a fwd tadpole trike that is steered by controlling the speed of rotation of
    > the two front wheels independently? (By gearing?) Could it be simply implemented?

    Hmm. I'm not an engineer but wouldn't the rear wheel make it impossible or at least very hard
    to turn like that? Unless you fitted something akin to the wheel on a shopping trolley on the
    rear that is.

    Here are some FWD RWS deltas btw. http://poziome.republika.pl/techno23.html
    http://poziome.republika.pl/techno8.htm

    Translator here: http://www.poltran.com/ (Requires imagination and a sense of humour ;o) )

    Regards Mikael
     
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