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PostPosted: July 9, 2018, 10:47 am 
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What's your wheelbase on the model as it stands right now?

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: July 11, 2018, 10:58 pm 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
What's your wheelbase on the model as it stands right now?

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105.82 inches as it currently sits. That's center of front hub to center of rear differential axle hole.

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PostPosted: July 12, 2018, 11:05 am 
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If the Donkervoort is your model, you may want to check their wheelbase figures. Typical 7-type cars are somewhere around 95" wheelbases.

There is a debate about how long the hood line should be on a 7-like car. I wasn't aware of this issue when I designed by car. In practical terms, there seems to be a genuine effect between it's length, placement of the windshield and buffeting at highway speeds. Then there's the aesthetic aspect, on which opinions differ.

You might want to take a look at the couple of threads dealing with it over the last couple of years. There's one pretty current conversation you might check for if you're interested.

I look forward to following your design as you move forward.

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I know it's not quite donkervoort wheelbase. I'm planning on modifying my design to fit a little better with the donkervoort style design. I put the front wheels in place way before I actually added that picture...

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Meh, if you're going bigger and stretching it out, go ahead and drop a v12 in there :)

Where did you get that human being model?

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PostPosted: September 10, 2018, 3:45 pm 
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Homemade WRX wrote:
Meh, if you're going bigger and stretching it out, go ahead and drop a v12 in there :)

Where did you get that human being model?


I think I downloaded it from grabcad.... it was either there or thingiverse.

I had to convert it to a solidpart file and scale it appropriately.

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