-My 50lbs of lipo is on its way. I just got word form Hobby-King that the back-order was released.
-The fat tire kids bikes I am using the wheels and tires from are due in today.
-I ordered a new 5 turn 6 wire motor for Delta/Wye switching today.
Also, I am building the fat tire wheels, and the wheels shown in the first picture for comparison.
I will be building widened suspension as well as testing the stock suspension. Outrider wants to be able to test this quad against one of their stock trikes with the same wheels, tires, and overall width (and ground clearance). So, I will have many iterations to show you guys on this build.
I have some really cool ideas for the widened front suspension.
Oh, also, I am making nerf bars for the sides on the chassis to protect the rear wheels. They should look really cool!
Lastly, Tom from Outrider and I have been discussing component layout. For a reverse trike (Tadpole) layout, you want the CG to be very forward biased for stability (Keeping the weight between the front wheels). However, for a quad, the CG should be near the center. So, I will be mounting my packs rearward in the box and moving the seat to the rear most adjustment location for a more centralized CG. This should improve handling quite a bit.
I am hoping to continue an on-going relationship with Outrider to develop this vehicle to its limit within the basic layout of the chassis. I really enjoy this kind of work, and they could use the help without hiring and paying another full time engineer. This seems to be a good relationship, all things considered.
1% of the world's population can think "Outside the box". The rest are firmly stuck within the box. Where are you?