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#1 VMLN8R

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:56 AM



Well, here's my entry. The idea was to build an aquatic version of The Omnidroid with omnidirectional drive. I managed to do so using Power Functions, but I wanted take advantage of the RC unit's better range. However, that ended up too large and bulky, so I reverted to twin outboard motors, which you can also see here. Anyway, pictures:

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#2 Tomik

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

Interesting and agile floating creation. It was smart idea to use those "plastic lego bottles".
My website with building instructions for alternative models - buildinst
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#3 Zblj

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Nice use of botles! Any picture of actual screws?

#4 VMLN8R

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

View PostTomik, on 09 April 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

Interesting and agile floating creation. It was smart idea to use those "plastic lego bottles".
Thanks! The revelation that water bottles are supposed to be watertight was what got me building for the contest. Since I've got space, here's how I attached them:

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View PostZblj, on 09 April 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:

Nice use of botles! Any picture of actual screws?
You mean the propellors? I used these and outboard motors - like mahjqa's but mounted in the middle of the chassis.



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