JamesJT

[TC6] Terrafugia Transition Street-legal Aircraft

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My entry for TC6 is a technic model of the Terrafugia Transition Street-legal Aircraft.

Here is the real thing

One of the images I used to create my model.

16287751048_6cce4681b3.jpgFlying car by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

This is what it looked like 7 days ago

More details to follow soon.

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So awesome! What a unique choice. Love the wing folding mechanism -very smooth. TC6 just keeps surprising doesn't it?

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Looks very good. Just like the real thing. Besides it's not ugly, it is like a platypus - a wonderbeast from both worlds.

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Marea (wife of JT) added "Oh my god, that is ugly"

I think that's exactly the point that makes me like it. Completely offbeat and not bowing to any ideal of beauty.

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. Too bad technic doesn't have the sky blue colour from the drawing in your OP.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAN5PR7DOBw&feature=youtu.be[font=helvetica

3rd RC channel lowers wings, turns on the prop and connects the steering to the fins on the back.

This is still a WIP as Mrs JT still thinks its Fugly.

15874238974_5c36eb26aa.jpglego 061 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

16495059011_6e93814454.jpglego 060 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

16310870617_47440097ba.jpglego 059 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

16495059231_eda0c48488.jpglego 062 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

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P.S. you may use white 24 tooth clutch gear to avoid cracking.

The clicking is just mini actuator on full extension, no room to add clutch wheel (and gear back up to keep the wing folding speed the same).

Looking good! I'm assuming the 4th function will be drive

Functions are:

Ch1 - Servo for steering front wheels (and rudders but only when the wings are extended)

Ch2 - L Motor for drive

Ch3 - M Motor to open the wings, turn on the prop (L Motor & Switch) and connect the steering servo to the rudders (all at the same time).

Ch4 - M motor to adjust the pitch of the elevator

I did an overlay on photoshop. That roof line has got to come down by 2 or 3 studs. It looks a bit Herman-Munster-ish to me right now.

16500842595_6bc21db7d3.jpgoverlay by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

I would also like to drop the hood (by 1 stud) but that's where the M Motors live so it may not be possible before the Sunday deadline.

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Getting closer to the right shape but the deadline is getting closer too.

16331213658_21026e70f5.jpgoverlay 4 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

Replacing those 12L flexi for the conopy is next on the list...

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Terrafugia want to talk to me about my model! That maded me a giddy as a teenager - I just hope they realize I'm a 43 year old who still plays with lego and not actually a teenager.

This how close I got...

16377216440_bda929affc.jpgoverlay 5 by jamesjtillson, on Flickr

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