Landmaste Wheelwell

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The Tires DO NOT touch!!


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    RSIxidor

    Here’s what I don’t understand.

    do the individual tires have their own drive and then when it hits an obstacle they turn due to this? Or does it drive the center, and the wheels turn over each other?

    asrainox

    Here’s what I’m thinking.

    Centre axle, then 3 wheel-axles.

    At the chassis, there is some sort of an independent chain-gearbox-thing running from a gear on the central axle to each wheel axle.

    There’s probably an independent motor for each wheel, to make sure the drive is stable when on rough terrain… Maybe.

    Luke Magnifico

    That’s what I was thinking aswell.

    asrainox

    also. It rolls over when it hits obstacles. 2 wheels in contact at a time, and it rolls over to climb up or down staggered inclines or obstructions.

    Zoidberg

    Alright, here’s the clue guys: watch a video of it rolling on YouTube:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ssLae4ETc

    Wikipedia:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landmaster

    A good overview:

    www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/landmasterspecial/landmaster.html

    Note: “The via rotating star wheel system also allows the vehicle to climb over fallen trees etc.. All 12 wheels are driven. (But it is an 8 WD because 4 have no road contact)”

    j_bryon

    Ok, things makes thing ALL BETTER for me. Great concept!

    malcypoo

    It’s not gay if the wheels don’t touch.

    Bill Carson

    Looks like Ark III.

    Phyreblade

    I still think they should have beefed up the the geared hub on the inboard side, and gotten rid of that external crossbar. And perhaps put the cab aft of the front axle. That would have made it much more flexible for off-roading…

    Queensly

    and added truck nuts.

    Phyreblade

    So people can kick em…? No wai…! :/