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Second chassis experiment

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Hello all. This is my second chassis experiment. I made this mainly to try and make live axles on both the front and the back which went fairly well. I also tried to do return-to-center steering which didn't go very well. Doesn't work overly well but for a first attempt i don't think it's to bad. :classic: Also this is the first time I made a pair of seats from scratch instead of just using the ones from my 8437 Future Car.

A few of the problems with this model: the springs for the suspension are too soft and i don't have any harder springs so hence i used them, I don't think the drive train would be strong enough if there was a whole body on it and finally i ran out of pieces. hence I only made the front cabin.

As usual it's powered by a XL motor for drive, a M motor for the steering and it has the IR receiver and battery box. It also has a V12 engine and a front fan to cool the engine down. (Doesn't really need it, Just thought it would be cool. :grin: ) I also had to nick the steering wheel from my 8110 Unimog as i don't have any spare ones. The tyres however i didn't take from my Unimog, i managed to get a spare set of 4 of them so now i have 8 Unimog tyres. :grin: On with the pictures:

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And now some pictures without the cabin on.

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more pictures here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=518238 (once it becomes public that is.)

And finally a video of it:

Hope you like it. Any comments/questions welcome. :classic:

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A nice attempt I like the suspension :classic: .

If you plan on going outside with I would change those wheels.

Edited by Alasdair Ryan

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A nice attempt I like the suspension :classic: .

If you plan on going outside with I would change those wheels.

Thanks. I don't really plan on using outside so the tyres aren't much of a problem. I do plan on getting some more off-road tyres at some point though.

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