29 / 03 / 2020 | Videos
Making a differential braking tank transmission
It is, now, obvious that the ‘Make it extreme’ team is keen on making vehicles. Among all the vehicles, the most fascinating ones are the track vehicles like the tank, excavator and other types of vehicles. The difficulty of making them is on the way they turn as to do so, the crawlers have to move in various speeds or even in various directions. However, many systems have been made which enable the track vehicles to turn, thus we chose to make one of these systems. The systems that exist, today, are dual drive, twin transmission or geared steering, clutch braking, differential braking and other. We, on this video, present the making of the differential braking system. The differential system, as it is known, is used by cars and it is the mechanism that resolves the problem of turning these vehicles by defining which wheel will be moved faster or slower during the turning.
Initially, we took a broken differential system from a BMW car and we modified it. We, first, changed the power supply of the movement that occurs with a chain in order to be connected to a machine taken from a motorbike. Then, we made a box, in which all the movable parts are located and need lubrication. Therefore, we made this metallic box to be oil sealed. At the two exit points, where the transmission of the movement will be occurred to the crawlers, we put a disc brake on each accordingly. In this way, we managed to block the movement of the vehicle to any of the two exits and force it to turn to the direction we want.
In conclusion, the reason of making this system is to place it on the track vehicles that we are planning to make in the future. Thus, we paint it in orange which is the colour that all of our motor vehicles are painted. In this point, we have finished an amazing structure holding the number of 0106 with the potential to make future vehicles as its function is excellent.
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