Since weeks I'm fiddling on the suspension parts.
It takes much longer than I suspected, three weeks now.
The velocar gets double wishbones (a-frames) at the front axle and swing arms for the rear wheels.
Suspension works with elastomere elements instead of steel springs,
which saves almost 2kg in weight.
This picture was taken with most suspension components still missing, just for show
These are the mounts of the rear swing arms
And here finally with all a-frames, kingpins and frame mounts
Double a-frame construction with elastomere dampers
The three-pieced tie rod was still in the works then
The lower frame mounts have to be enlarged, to spread the loads of the suspension better into the wooden frame.
The Ackermann geometry is finally working.
Did you know, the real inventor was Georg Lankensperger?
Rear swingarms with offset mounted spring elements
Both rear wheels are fitted with Nuvinci N360 hubs.
Next week the steering components and body work awaiting completion.