Friday, July 3, 2009

Updated:
The ALL NEW STRATA V2!!!!
NOW WITH BRAKES AND THE ABILITY TO TURN!

4 comments:

  1. Nice sleek and fast silhouette, but unless you’ve devised a new steering system I don’t see how that can work. Your power plant is in front of the rider, blocking the connection between the handle bar and front fork. A good idea would be to use a Steer-by-wire system. The angle of the front fork also seems a little too steep. 20 degrees is I think the minimum rake angle. There also seems to be some clearance issues with the front wheel. It’s sitting deep inside the fairings so it looks like it doesn’t have any room to turn. And the brake rotors are missing calipers. These are the details that are gonna sell this puppy. I’d say resolve these issues before you jump into different views. It’s almost there. I really like those thumbnails btw.

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  2. Yeah, I realized later that it couldn't actually turn. If you mean electronic steering when you say 'steer by wire', then yeah, that was the idea. About the front fork and fairings, I am a little curious, I was looking at these custom Hyabusa's as inspiration, which tuck their wheels even deeper inside the frame.
    (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5056/crouseplus8.jpg)
    (http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7775/gl08busa.jpg)

    Anyways, I'll make the changes to the front fork and add brake calipers and stuff.

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  3. Updated it, I like the fork a little better now, I think helps make it more 'familiar'. I'm gonna keep the wheel tucked in because I think it is possible. That part of the body is fairly wide, and because the axis it turns on is perpendicular to the fork, I'm pretty sure it will work (like in the examples posted above). I pretty much completely overlooked the turning functionality before, but it makes more sense now, thanks for the crit.

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  4. Yeah STRATA V2! That looks way better and feels more natural. After seeing your Hyabusa ref I can see what you were going for, it works. And it can stop now Yay!

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