Zblj

X truck

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So after international TT race in Hungary, i decided to try to use the green wheels again. In order to attach the wheels, I decided to use turntables, but this time without planetary gearing. This also made it impractical to use classic steering, so I decided to try something new. I used LA's as links, but with a twist, they can also steer the front and rear axle. To make thigs simple, each axle has its own RC motor geared down 15 times. The end result is a very fast, quite capable truck.

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Astethic wise I ws slightly inspired by the new fast and furious movie, but too lazy to add seats :tongue:

Here's a video of the truck:

I plan to add LDD instructions soon!

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Wow! That's an amazing ride!

Very nice way to make the steering, and it's surprisingly fast. LDD instructions would be very welcome.

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It seems to be very efficient, thanks to the 'live axle' solution, moreover the idea of articulated steering is strong too, like a 'front-end loader'

Very clever! :classic:

Nice work again, Jernej! :thumbup:

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Great idea and application too! It must be so much fun to drive :wink:

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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The cab don't look quite right :blush: But another interesting idea from you.:classic:

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Very good looking truck, kind of an extreme vehicle look it has. Looking forward to the LDD files.

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Nice Tr-Tr. I really like the new concept of the steered live-axles and it seems to work very well. :thumbup:

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very impressive TrTr Zblj. Could you post more close-up pictures of the wheels and how they attach to the turntable?

tim

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Very good work Zblj. A very interesting way of doing steering. Well done. :thumbup:

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Here is the promiseed LLD model.

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LDD MODEL

A short video of the truck in LDD.

Because you cant retract the LA+s in LDD the model looks a bit long and the springs arent totally connected.

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@ Zblj: Thanks for modeling your X-Truck in Lego Digital Designer. Using LDD Manager, I made a PDF Parts List for folks to download via MegaUpload SkyDrive here. The 909 parts will make use of the RC Buggy motors I have had lying around -- now I have a good use for them! :cry_happy:

I added your excellent Trial Truck to this Eurobricks topic. Please say that you did not actually "blow up" the real model and dismantle it? *oh2*

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