Analysis: A poor design is a good example.

MeThis is an introduction to a series of posts where I plan to illustrate the importance of analysis in vehicle design; especially before you start construction. Having gone headfirst into a car build without undertaking any proper analysis I have learnt a few lessons along the way! I’m only truly starting to understand how to drive the Locost because I never properly analysed it during the design stage.

The change in mechanical balance under braking, the right springs to use, the effect of ride height change on balance, the amount of cross weight I’d have to run to account for driver mass and more; none of these things I had a grasp of when it came to actually setting up the car.… Read More