On a Go-Kart you have two independent steerable front wheels that can be adjusted to steer at different rates. What I am trying to figure out is a formula I can use, converted to degrees or MM, to give the turn angle each wheel must achieve to turn the kart and not create mutual drag and binding?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Example:

The Kart is turned to the right. The left wheel turns 5 degrees right (or, say, 5cm right measured 1 foot in front of the wheel). How many degrees (or, MM) will the right wheel turn to create an arc that will parallel the left wheel. Obviously the right wheel will turn more than the left because it arcs a smaller circle. I just need a very simple formula to deduct this, "wheel parallel" for all angles. I have a device that will measure wheel movement in mm 1 foot in front of the wheel. Intuitively the answer will depend on wheel track width also.

thank you,

2know

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Steering Wheel Radius - 2 Wheels

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**