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#1 legomuppet9

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

I am proud to present my Unimog U5000.

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Unimog U5000 by legomuppet9, on Flickr

I used Nico 71's Unimog V2 chassis with some minor modifications to accommodate the pieces I didn't have (the most noticeable of which was the steering). Onto that I created my own body, which can be removed in three pieces. It has pendular suspension on the front and rear axles, the rear being supported by hard springs. It is driven by an XL motor geared down 1:15.003. The end result is 217.54 Ncm of torque and 9.7rpm (calculations thanks to Sariel's Gear Ratio Calculator :classic:). The steering is done using an M Motor with a gear ratio of 1:9 and a 16 tooth gear drives a 4L steering rack. An inline 4 cylinder engine is also powered by an M Motor with a ratio of 2:1. The drive and steering is connected to an IR Receiver and the engine is connected straight to the Battery Box.

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Unimog U5000 by legomuppet9, on Flickr

On the back I am proud to include an England Flag, which was actually quite challenging to build...

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Unimog U5000 by legomuppet9, on Flickr

A moving shot now... I quite like photography too... :sweet:

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Unimog U5000 Engine by legomuppet9, on Flickr

Finally a picture of the engine at speed :devil:

I am hoping to do the video this afternoon, there's actually blue sky and sunshine in England! *oh2*

#2 DLuders

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

@ legomuppet9:  That's a nice "studded" adaptation of Nico71's Unimog v2 Trial Truck.  Does the front bonnet on your truck flip up to reveal the engine bay?

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#3 legomuppet9

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

No, but it is only connected with four pins. More on that in the video, but its started to rain...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

It has stopped raining enough for me to make my video, although, sorry, it is a bit dark, and very quickly edited:

http://www.flickr.co...N08/8200682890/

Part 2:

http://www.flickr.co...N08/8200760714/

Edited by legomuppet9, 19 November 2012 - 07:12 PM.


#5 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Interesting body......... I have a suggestion on how to improve the back. :wink:
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#6 legomuppet9

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

i thought the union jack was a bit hard otherwise I would have done that...

#7 mauricemonkey

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

What diameter are the wheels?

#8 legomuppet9

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

81.6mm, or around 10 studs. They are these wheels: http://www.bricklink....asp?P=41896c01

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Ok thanks. would it fit bigger wheels?

Ok thanks. would it fit bigger wheels?

#10 legomuppet9

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Yes, although bigger wheels would hit the mudguards

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

But the mudguards could be removed?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Yes, but it would hit the side of the bodywork as well.

#13 mauricemonkey

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Ok

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

What happens if u take off the bodywork...?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Then it would probably be ok, however I can't try as it is now taken apart.

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#16 mauricemonkey

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

Ok :(




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