Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Foam Mockup/Pedal Update

As I mentioned in a previous post, we've been working on placement of the accelerator and brake pedals. Below is a photo of the pedal fixture now placed inside the foam mockup to check the placement with a driver in position, and to see how they fit relative to the engine and transmission tunnel.


You will also notice that the steering column is now in place as well to make sure that the relationship between the pedals, the column and the driver position as dictated by the digital model are correct. So far, everything is a go, but there is still work to be done on the flooring, the roll cage, the footwells, and the transmission tunnel so I can't say the pedal position is locked down just yet. To accomplish these things, the foam model will quickly need to be replaced with a more rigid and adaptable fixture for more accurate and dynamic measurements, which I will update you on soon.

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