The full size build begins!
The original plan was to build a 1:5th scale model and work up from there. After we worked through the required parts and stages it became clear that the best way forward was to just build it, full size. Some calculations of parts and materials came up with motors and controllers as the most expensive items. Steel and aluminium is relatively cheap, we already have the workshop, the same tools are needed for both full and small scale versions. So the decision was made.
But where to start. We have 2 major size constraints in mind: the chair at the centre of the rig, and truck body which needs to transport it. Everything else will need to fit in between. Now as it turns out a racing chair is a lot cheaper than a truck, so…
This chair will form the foundation of our build designs and we will grow from there. First step will be the equipment fixtures. These will include a pedal rest, gear stick / throttle pad, and a steering wheel / joystick mount. Afterwards will come the platform onto which the delta assembly will be attached.