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TSATS: Pistenbully snow groomer with Kaiser Excavator


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#1 timslegos

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:03 AM

Hello Eurobrickers!

This is my entry into the Sail the Technic Sea contest, and Allanp is going to love all the pneumatics :wink: .  I interpreted the prompt a bit differently as my model sails the sea of snow  :wink: .  The entry is a completely remote control 1/16 scale Pistenbully snowgroomer with a kaiser excavator on the back.

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The model has many remote control features, including:
1. right track
2. left track
3. blade up and down
4. blade rotate
5. blade tilt
6. compressor override
7. excavator slew

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The cab was the most difficult part for me to build, and it took several nights to get the proper shape.  Overall I am pleased with the shape and detail of the interior.

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The model also has a ton of manual controls, including:
1. boom up and down
2. boom in/out
3. dipper extend
4. bucket curl

The excavator is slightly recycled from my previous walking excavator and it is a lot of fun to control.  It is powered by a automatic compressor with the remote override, to keep the pump going even if the pressure valve turns it off.

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here you can see the switches for the excavator.  Originally I was going to put the switches on the body of the groomer but I ran out of room so I put them here instead.

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You can also see where the battery box is hidden.  Since I ran out of room in the body, the compressor and battery boxes were both placed inside the tracks on opposite sides.

Here you can see a profile shot of the whole model.

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And the original(i cant re-size it because it is not my picture):

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Finally a video to show all the functions in action:



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Thank you for the wonderful contest Siegfried!

tim

EDIT: Orig topic.

Edited by timr, 09 April 2012 - 05:13 PM.


#2 jorgeopesi

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

Wow a multipneumatic MOC, everything on it moves, good work Timr!.
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#3 Tomik

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

Great MOC! It is almost unbelievable that you built so many functions in your snow groomer. How many motors did you use for it?
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#4 timslegos

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

View PostTomik, on 09 April 2012 - 10:09 AM, said:

How many motors did you use for it?
2 xl for the tracks
1 m for the blade up and down
1 m for the excavator slew
1 m for blade rotate switch
1 m for blade tilt switch
1 r/c motor for the compresssor

A total of 7 motors :classic: .

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#5 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

He's no longer Siegfried, he is now Sinner.:wink:

Nice job on your entry.:sweet:

Edited by Alasdair Ryan, 09 April 2012 - 04:58 PM.

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#6 DarkShadow73

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

Wow - that is a super complex MOC...don't recall I have ever seen a model with both an excavator and plow/dozer blade on the front, incredible...great work on the model...

View Posttimr, on 09 April 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:

Hello Eurobrickers!

This is my entry into the Sail the Technic Sea contest, and Allanp is going to love all the pneumatics :wink: .  I interpreted the prompt a bit differently as my model sails the sea of snow  :wink: .  The entry is a completely remote control 1/16 scale Pistenbully snowgroomer with a kaiser excavator on the back.


Thank you for the wonderful contest Siegfried!

tim

EDIT: Orig topic.

Edited by TechnicFreak, 10 April 2012 - 06:28 PM.


#7 timslegos

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostTechnicFreak, on 10 April 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

Wow - that is a super complex MOC
Thank you  :classic: .  the worst part was when one of the pneumatic hoses came lose on the compressor after the model was pretty much done.  After much destroying of the exterior i finally found the faulty hose, which was the deepest part in the model  :sceptic: .

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#8 DarkShadow73

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

Naturally its always a part deepest in the model that comes apart...murphy's law comes into play here...

View Posttimr, on 11 April 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

Thank you  :classic: .  the worst part was when one of the pneumatic hoses came lose on the compressor after the model was pretty much done.  After much destroying of the exterior i finally found the faulty hose, which was the deepest part in the model  :sceptic: .

tim




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