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#26 rm8

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:05 AM

G with unimog tires looks civil.  :thumbup:

#27 vwpint

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

Is the suspension strong enough? If i look the picture the suspension is at the bottom.(bad english)

#28 efferman

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:56 PM

i think the black springs was the right decission. at a flat surface the springs are compressed one third. so i have a good flex on uneven terrain.
i dont understand why the tatras in the lego truck trial vids has on a flat surface a fully extended suspension. if there is a hole on the ground every other spring must first be compressed, before the tire above the hole can get contact to ground again. in my eyes this is not good for traction and on side slopes it let the tatras making easier a side roll. my spring setup would give them more ground contact and a lower center of gravity.

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#29 z3_2drive

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

similar to the "droop" setup suspensions for rc and real life crawlers, I agree better for tractionPosted Image Posted ImagePosted Image
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#30 allanp

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

This is awesome, makes me wanna build something similar except with two buggy motors under the hood  :devil:
Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!

#31 z3_2drive

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

View Postallanp, on 14 August 2012 - 05:18 PM, said:

This is awesome, makes me wanna build something similar except with two buggy motors under the hood  :devil:

v2 receiver comes in handy! tested in my nearly finished MOC, one buggy motor on one output, servo on other, goes faster and much more responsivePosted Image
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#32 allanp

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

View Postz3_2drive, on 14 August 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

v2 receiver comes in handy! tested in my nearly finished MOC, one buggy motor on one output, servo on other, goes faster and much more responsivePosted Image

Ah ha! Thanks for the info  :classic:
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#33 Andrew Page

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

Love the way the body panels came out.  I often do not love stud-less Technic bodies, but this one is great.  Nice job.

#34 88high

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

@efferman
Whenever I come across that dilemma I always take apart the MOC in modules or I take a look at the model really closely and I can replicate or build the sections of the model and make the whole axles and such:)
Or, you can dissasemble AND take pics at the same time, and use those pics to rebuild your TruckTrial:)

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#35 efferman

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

i will see what i can do


i have began with building a second chassis (a bit improved) for the instruction. for the new motors iam using dummys

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#36 tripletschiee

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Wow, Effe! Perfect as usual!  :thumbup:

#37 Zblj

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

Now that looks like a hard-core chassis  :classic:

#38 efferman

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

good news, the G-Class pickup will stay alive. i have made a small order a few minutes ago

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[New] Light Bluish Gray Electric, Motor 9V Power Functions L with Dark Bluish Gray Bottom  (x2) ..... EUR 16.70 each = EUR 33.40
[New] Light Bluish Gray Electric, Motor 9V Power Functions Servo with Dark Bluish Gray Bottom  (x2) ..... EUR 24.80 each = EUR 49.60
because the axles are identical i can make a instruction without dissassembling the G
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#39 BrickPicker

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

WOW...I can't believe that is made from LEGO bricks.
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#40 VFracingteam

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

Great chassis,
You have make a very lite and strong chassis for it :thumbup:

#41 bord4kop

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:03 AM

Excellent work Effe, brilliant!!

Your standards seem to get higher and higher each time  :sweet:
As I saw on the German forum, it took quite some time to engineer.. You are not satisfied easy are you?  :tongue:

#42 efferman

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

well, iam not often satisfied. easy to see at my many unfinished mocs :blush:
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#43 Morj

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

View Postefferman, on 18 August 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

well, iam not often satisfied. easy to see at my many unfinished mocs :blush:

Raising the bar is a good thing if you have enough self-confidence :)

#44 efferman

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

the instruction for the frame is finished. here some steps
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all steps on flickr and brickshelf it may take several days til lthe brickshelf folder is online

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#45 efferman

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

the pictoral instruction is finished. here some steps

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all steps are available at flickr and brickshelf

Edited by efferman, 25 August 2012 - 09:12 AM.

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#46 _techniclego55_

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

Nice Building Instructions.. :) I really like the design of the axle  :thumbup:

#47 timslegos

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the instructions effe! :thumbup: :thumbup:  

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

How long and wide is the body work(studs)?

#49 efferman

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

thanks guys
the body (with fenders) is 27 studs wide and overall 58 studs long
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#50 vwpint

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:25 PM

One more question, im asking beacuse i m building something like your mercedes .Did you use solution 1 or 2?
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