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#1 Pvdb

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

The  design is based on the Tucker Terra 1000 / 2000 models. The first version is designed with functions and looks in mind rather than driving performance (by performance I mean speed).

RC power functions control

- XL motor for Drive
- M motor for High/Low gear selection
- M motor for Steering
- M motor to raise/lower the snow plough


The model also features

- Full Suspension - simulating the action of the leaf spring suspension.
- Drive to all four tracks via central differential and Differential for each track pair
- Pivoting Tracks
- Opening Doors
- Manual adjustment to Snow Plough to angle it Left or Right
- Steering wheel in Cab turns as the tracks turn



I think that in time for winter I may strip out the High/Low gears and put in two L motors to increase the power and speed, then test it out on the snow. I may need to double up the tracks as well.

You can see it here http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/370154

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#2 Lost_In_Noise

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

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This looks very complicated, I would love to see the linkage for the drive axles to the four "legs".

Edited by Lost_In_Noise, 16 September 2013 - 10:03 PM.

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#3 jantjeuh

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

Looks great, do you have a video of it in action?

And yeah, I second the request for pictures of the linkages to the tracks ;-)

Edited by jantjeuh, 16 September 2013 - 10:05 PM.


#4 Pvdb

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

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#5 Rishab N

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:47 PM

Looks very nice! I like the orange color scheme

#6 timslegos

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:12 PM

I love the orange color.  I would also love to see it at work.

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#7 jorgeopesi

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:44 PM

Build one of this will be my next challenge...
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#8 Jody Meyer

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:03 AM

awesome, can't wait to see video :thumbup:
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#9 Lost_In_Noise

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:04 AM

That was surprisingly simple. Thank you. :classic:
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#10 MrNumbskull13

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:51 AM

That is one awesome MOC!

#11 skriblez

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:55 PM

Very nice MOC. Can't wait to see it in action in the snow

#12 Pvdb

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostLost_In_Noise, on 17 September 2013 - 05:04 AM, said:

That was surprisingly simple. Thank you. :classic:

View PostLost_In_Noise, on 17 September 2013 - 05:04 AM, said:

That was surprisingly simple. Thank you. :classic:

In the end the suspension and track connections turned out quite simple and effective.  It took a while to come up with the sturdy design though.  Regarding the tracks themselves, the tyres I used on the track guide wheels in the MOC look better, but are a little thick so needed an extra chain link to be put in - reducing performance.  For best performance you need to use the thinner - tyres with offset tread.

I will make a video at some point, I don't have a great video camera though!!!

#13 Horace T

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

That looks good. How does it drive? I have some of those tracks and they don't grip well, depends on the surface as they are not rubber. But you can get some rubber inserts parts. I think they are used in mindstorms.

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#14 legomuppet9

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

Nice MOC, simple but effective. good job :classic:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:42 PM

Great looking MOC, outstanding :classic:
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#16 Milan

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:59 AM

You made quite the effort.
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#17 aol000xw

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

Nice one, hoping for a video soon.




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