I've always wondered... How do the front wheels on the Mako turn? If I only look at the model, I can't see much any way for the wheels to turn at all. The suspension is firmly attached to the wheel hub and there doesn't seem to be any kind of actuators or rods or any other classical method of turning the wheel/tire.
I'm trying to figure out a wheeled vehicle for my own fiction following the suspension principle seen with the Mako, but I can't figure out a robust and non-exposed mechanism for turning the wheels... Maybe if I turn it like a tank with the wheels going in different directions...
As far as I am aware, the mako doesn't look exactly as it appears here. Chalk it up to game engine limitations. For the most part, I can imagine it turning similar to a tank, one set of wheels turn one way while the other set turns the opposite way. Other than that, I'm out of ideas.
That is so, but I'm trying two wrap my brain around the issue of turning. The power plant is definitely in the hull, but the wheel hubs contain electric motors. I'm wondering whether the wheels turn like with a car, or if the wheels are spun in different directions like with a tank to facilitate turning the vehicle.
Oh, well... Some footage from Hardware: Shipbreakers gave me an idea to facilitate wheel turning: a piston in the swing arm that pivots the wheel on its contact point with the arm.
Aww I miss the Mako so much! Having a trip in an uncherted world, with that impressive suspension xD I was even thinking about making a RC model, or even a robot, so this reference will be really useful