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by voodooracer
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Project STAN steam powered 3-wheel drag trike
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

steam

Chris Krug is doing the fab and is the visionary. I'm supplying some insight from the m/c drag racing world and am test dummy. Richard O'Connell is computer code expert providing Arduino based microcontroller for real-time power management. Chris has been on Junkyard Wars and done other stuff, inclu...
by voodooracer
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Project STAN steam powered 3-wheel drag trike
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

Project STAN steam powered 3-wheel drag trike

Hello everyone. Thanks to all here who helped with my questions on knee tray construction. I have been asked to give updates on how the project is going and want to share pics and a little info. These are from the earliest design concept stages to the beginning of the vehicle mock-up. Our goal is sc...
by voodooracer
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Thanks

Thanks, Bryan for your input. Yeah I can imagine the difficulty in launching a 2-rear wheel chain drive vehicle when only one drives that far off vehicle center line. From my long drag bike career, experience tells me ours w/ centered single wheel drive will behave on launch just like bike does on w...
by voodooracer
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Thanks

Thanks, Peter. Vehicle is just in my mind's eye at this stage, so no pics available just yet. The driver position is the single biggest deviation from the norm for me, so trying to wrap my head around how you all interface with the sidecars. You all have been very helpful and I thank you for sharing...
by voodooracer
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Thanks

Thanks, Chris, that's of great help.
by voodooracer
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

kneeler trays

Thanks, Chris! Are they padded? Or textured sort of to grip the leather? Do they lie parallel to the ground or angle up from knee toward ankle for toe to ground clearance? Am I making you crazy with all the questions. Now you see how much I don't know. Ya'll live in this world that I have only got a...
by voodooracer
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Thanks

Thanks so much for the replies! I feel like you bfd, just control unwanted rear weight shift of my body and not have to pull myself fwd with the handlebars, we are talking full power, drag-slick induced wheelie bar controlled launches here, not back tire up in smoke stuff. I'll hit up that site kyle...
by voodooracer
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Thanks, Kyler. Have read a good deal of his work. The master. Any way you could be kind enough to send pics to my e-mail of your setup? Or share some pics you may have or point me in the direction of some on the net? Really interested in materials and construction and mounting, relationship of tray ...
by voodooracer
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Info
Topic: Knee tray construction.
Replies: 15
Views: 10109

Knee tray construction.

Hello everyone. New here, but a longtime admirer of sidecars. Have decided on the sidecar driver's position for a 3-wheel drag strip exhibition vehicle and have questions I hope you'll help with. How much of the driver's weight is supported by the knee trays and how much by the seat? After spending ...