[python] Re: Python project

Hi Jurgen,
When I am in the right place it's like flying a sailplane, perfect, then I
over-steer all over the place. The smooth times are getting longer though
not yet ready to face cars.
Mahalo for sharing your design.
Kurt

2011/2/15 Jürgen Mages <jmages@xxxxxx>

> Hello Kurt,
>
> found your wiki-page:
>
> http://en.openbike.org/wiki/Kauai_Python
>
> I guess it's the first hawaiian python and it's a nice one too! Thanks for
> your documentation.
>
> Yes, practice: It takes more time to learn how to ride than to build it ;-)
>
> A big, empty parking lot helps ...
>
> Aloha,
>
> Jürgen.
>
> On 15.02.2011 21:58, Kurt Rutter wrote:
>
>> I made a P3 type python based on Jurgen's great tutorial on the python
>> project site  and have posted pictures and data in the python
>> wiki<http://en.openbike.org/wiki/Main_Page>.
>> No CAD drawings, mostly a ruler, a level, and a welder...and a hack saw.
>> The
>> bike is made from my old commuter bike, a nice steel frame with terrible
>> proportions. I am using a bottom bracket as on the P3 for the pivot but
>> fabricated the bottom "crank arm" from steel tubing since I could not weld
>> the aluminum one after so nicely cutting it and bending (cheap welder!)
>> Overall the project took one summer to build a few hours at a time,
>> probably
>> 20-30 hours in all.
>>
>> So far I am a terrible rider! But I have at least graduated from grass to
>> pavement. I tried and abandoned a steering damper from those pocket bike
>> motorbikes and now have a set of handlebars bolted on, keeps the brakes
>> handy but does not help steer much. Practice!
>>
>>
>>
>> Kurt
>> Kauai
>>
>>
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