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Thread: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

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    Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    They're either called dihedral, or butterfly doors. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how the mechanism works.

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    Butterfly

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    Those are "butterfly" doors,



    the koenigsegg has the diehedral doors







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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Austrian Import
    They're either called dihedral, or butterfly doors. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how the mechanism works.
    with a kit like this
    http://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Butte...rfly-Door-Kits

    or a hinge like this

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    or this hinge to do the koenigsegg diehedral doors
    http://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Voodo...bo-Door-Hinges

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    I stand corrected, they are both dihedral opening doors but the koneigsegg are called dihedral synchro-helix because they open out and up at the same time ;D

    I would imagine that you could take a diablo/murci hinge and reposition it so that it opens outward and upward unstead of just up

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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    I used the name straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/uk/...ral_doors.aspx

    Koenigsegg are "dihedral synchro-helix":
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koenigsegg_CCX
    http://2dayblog.com/2009/11/20/koeni...n-door-system/

    That's just semantics though. Thank you for posting the link to the "Butterfly" mechanism. It doesn't quite look like the McLaren mechanism, but it's the closest found so far.

    I'm also still trying to figure out if a mechanism like this means the door can be opened in less space than a traditional door. (think mall parking stall)




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    Re: Has anyone figured out how to make McLaren mp4-12c style doors work?

    Here is the hinge that I was talking about


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    This is interesting. Could you tell me more about it?

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    thats not a hinge
    thats one huge swing arm

    interesting setup of chassis thou, unlike convensional carbon monocoupe, this looks like it has aluminum frame claded with riveted carbon panels

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianBurton View Post
    Here is the hinge that I was talking about

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