I am building tadpoles trike with "dual crossed drag link" type steering, and having been using the spreadsheets below to get the Ackermann compensation right. I am however not really sure how to get best results. If anybody uses these, or had a more up to date/simpler resource to point me to, do let me know!


I am also familliar with the much simpler "point your control arms at the rear wheel", but I am not sure how to apply it to a tadpole trike with drag link steering.


Edit: Here's a picture of the Dual Crossed Drag Link configuration.

From (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/5192-Crossed-Dual-Drag-Steering)enter image description here

  • 1
    all im seeing for drag link steering is this wiki page, but im having trouble imagining what your trike will look like, could you post a picture of what youre building or trying to build? – Patrick Zissou Feb 22 '18 at 22:38
  • 1
    as you are building it couldnt you do a mock-up where the steerer arms have multiple holes for the linkage so that you could test it real life? – Patrick Zissou Feb 22 '18 at 22:49
  • I added a link in the OP – Trass Vasston Feb 23 '18 at 2:20
  • I'll be buying some legos do do just this, soon! – Trass Vasston Mar 6 '18 at 19:23

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.