"Love at first sight"
It was 1999 when I became interested in a vehicle to say the least strange, but for me very fascinating from a dynamic point of view.
I saw to move round for the first time in 1998 on the streets of Siena with German plate, it was not a test vehicle or disguised, it is a term used when some producers use a certain type of construction of the vehicle not to reveal the model they are trying.
Returning home, I tried to read up on the printed page, then there was the immediacy of the Internet, and I saw that it was a model called the F300 built by Mercedes, a three-wheeled vehicle with variable inclination controlled and implemented by a hydraulic system controlled by three computers that made him tilt up to 30 ° to face a curve in safety and with a lateral acceleration of 0.9g.
The first impression to see her was obvious: a vehicle that combines the wheel of a sports car open wheel motorcycle to the pleasure of the fold as well as having many advantages on consumption and on the utility in city traffic.
I would like to give some importance to the tilting system of this type of vehicle because it is what defines exactly the dynamics, in 1999, my idea was to propose the mechanism that serves to tilt the vehicle.
There are various systems including many kinematic realized through the tie rods, rods and rockers acting on the suspension with the aid of a hydraulic system, my idea, however, provides for a system of pulleys and toothed belts that operated through the movement of the steering go to tilt the suspension system, it is then together a system of hydraulic actuators, and I would add, or even mechanical (through servo control) in order to obtain stability.
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Relatively to the scale model 1/10 I wanted to propose, on a smaller scale and very simplified the mechanism of inclination of the vehicle achieved through a system of levers and gears; what should perform the hydraulic system is realized in this case by the servo 9kg / cm of torque.