Finding myself with an abundance of time to kill over quarantine, I decided to learn CAD. During this impressionable time, I saw hmccree’s post regarding impractical WCD drivetrains and decided to try my own hand at it. However, wanting to put some of my own flair into it, all of these drivetrains utilize the WCP swerve modules. Secondly, as you will see, I skipped by making any ‘practical’ drivetrains and straight to the impractical.
My first drivetrain answers the question that I am sure everyone has asked: “what would cambered swerve look like?” Not much to say about this guy that the renders don’t. It features -15 degrees of camber. As you can see the chassis does not look very rigid. This could be remedied with a bellypan and/or adding further 2x1s horizontally across the non cambered portion of the chassis.
I then realized that a 4 falcon drivetrain would likely not have enough pushing power, so I simply added 2 more swere modules. This chassis fixes most of the rigidity issues in v1 by adding further supports for the extra modules.
My final iteration, this drivetrain features some minimal improvements regarding lightening and gusseting. Camber angle was also increased to -25 degrees. It was around this point that I began to consider the practicality of these drivetrains. I then realized the turning may become difficult with the 6 wheels. As such Swerb V3 features a 0.25" drop center for ease of turning.
Apologies for the weird renders, I am still fairly new to CAD.
Feel free to ask me any questions or give feedback.
Drive link to all renders and step files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19p2jnJydWGtazsyo0v0G9U1-QnL7AUNu?usp=sharing