I thought I'd make a thread where I can show off my stuff (hope that's okay), and hpefully get some feedback, critisism and tips on improvements from the EuroBricks Technic community.
As I'm just starting to get used to the whole studless construction techniques, I hope you're not expecting miracles just yet, but hopefully we'll get there in due time! (btw love the lego emoticons!)
So here it is; my very first MOC! (Still a very much work in progress)
I'm not quite sure what kind of vehicle this would classify as, it's not a hot rod, and it's not a buggy, and definately not a tractor, but something inbetween!
The features I've managed to implement are:
-RC drive via two PF-M motors linked together via differential
-RC steering via one PF-M motor (with working steering wheel)
-Inpendent double wishbone front suspension
-Pendular suspension + shock absorber on the rear axle
View of the steering. Found out I'd add the steering wheel after I had already installed the battery box, so I had to do a somewhat intricate bypass solution there It works allright though! No self centering though.. yet!
A view of the rear suspension setup, as well as axle. I only have one differential yet (actually got it by accident when I bought the 8043 secondhand), but more are on the way!
I know the entire rear of the car/buggy/tractor/hotrod looks very empty, but as I said; a work in progress!
View of the front suspension and temporary grille. The shocks here defiantely have to be of the harder type. On the way!
The entire front can come off pretty easily to make modifications.
Bottom view of the drivetrain, as well as the vertical placement of the motor for the steering.
Overall I'm happy with the result so far! Things are working, and the structure seems solid enough!
I just spent a couple hundred Euros on bricklink ordering new pieces, among them new differentials, harder shocks, bigger wishbones and wheel hubs for the front, an XL-motor ++ lots of other things that'll come in handy in the future!
So what do you think?
Edited by D3K, 22 October 2012 - 09:20 PM.