Jump to content

917 steering gear & linkage


Farfel
 Share

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any insight into why IXO came up with a peg and lever steering device (can't really call it a gear) rather than a correct rack and pinion steering gear and why they went with an incorrect one-piece "rack"/tie rods unit rather than separate articulated tie rods? The Cobra and E-Type managed to get R & P steering gears, although they also have an incorrect one piece rack/ tie rods unit. The Miura, at least, got a R & P gear along with correct separate articulated tie rods.

This is a very disappointing design decision for a model in this scale & price class and is such a large departure from the level of accuracy and detail throughout the rest of the model. It begs the question: why? Its hard to argue that these were cost-related decisions in light of the fact that the Miura, at least, managed to get an accurate steering system. I came up with a couple of theories about the rationale behind these decisions, but they just seemed pretty implausible. Any theories or perhaps an authoritative explanation from an Agora rep.?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...