this is my first tutorial and it is on power steering. please comment and leave feedback.
About this creation
sorry for the blurry spot in the center of each picture, my camera is broken.
how this works is very simple,when you turn the steering wheel on the pf remote control it makes the xl motor spin. the motor turns the lift arm attached to the shaft which pushes down/pulls the cylinder making air go out of one port and through the hose and in the other. when this happens the cylinder starts to move and push air out the other port, through the hose and into the other cylinder.
you can also use the large 40 tooth gear as a steering wheel BUT IF YOU TURN THE STEERING WHEEL TOO FAST IT WILL LEAK AIR!!!
this is a very simple explanation of how power steering can be put in a lego model, but it would be more beefy. DISCLAIMER: THIS WILL SOMETIMES LEAK AIR AND YOU WILL HAVE TO "TUNE" IT TO GET IT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AGAIN!!!
if you use this or a close form of this in a model give me credit (and give me a link to your creation so I can see how it well it works for others.)
since this is my first tutorial, I want truthful feedback and even suggestions for future tutorials
Quoting Udaya Kumar
It is very gud concept for a mini project and i am gonna do it..... i just wanted to know what is this xl motor and what is its cost.... and will it be effective than hydraulic systems...
the XL motor is a product that can be bought directly from lego.com or you can get it on bricklink which sometimes it might be cheaper. the purpose I used it for is turning a liftarm which will extend/retract the one cylinder and it will send the expelled air from that cylinder to the other cylinder, moving the second cylinder which then turns the wheels. the motor is only needed if the vehicle it will be in will be RC, if it will not be RC the motor is not needed and you can put a knob on instead and turn it by hand.
link to XL motor on bricklink: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=58121c01
hope to see how it works for you, so please let me know!!!
Not too bad for a first tutorial. I like the concept of power steering, and I think you have built a great model for a tutorial, I would however, add a few descriptions of the pictures, and tell a little about how it works.