jyd80

[MOC] Formula 1, 8070 alternate

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Dear all,

I would like to present a one-set MOC I realised based on the 8070 supercar. It was done after COP 21: an environmentally friendly alternate that does not use the PFS elements of the original set :D

While deprived of PFS, this Formula 1 features quite a few interesting functions:

  • 4 independent suspensions
  • Direction by HOG and steering wheel
  • A V8 fake engine
  • A 2 speed gear box (accessible from the cockpit)
  • A moveable spoiler (gear under the right side)
  • An openable engine cover

So basically, that is more than what the 42000 set offers ;) (yet with no optional motorisation)

Here are a few pictures:

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A view from the cockpit:

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Opening the engine cover:

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The spoiler and V8 engine:

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From above:

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From below, showing the mechanics for opening the engine cover and moving the spoiler:

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Here are the left-over parts:

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Hope you like it :)

Any comment most welcome.

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Very nicely done. I always thought that set was more 'capable' than how it was sold. Though, the only 'weakness' is the lack of gears, as one cannot put a transmission in there (without resorting to extra parts). Nice job!

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Well done C model indeed. And I see you used a great portion of parts available. Only thing that would make it even better is realistic push-rod suspension, but I guess there were not enough links?

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That is pretty damn awesome, love the inclusion of a gearbox

42000 still wins out by a narrow margin in terms of looks because of the suspension wishbones and pushrod suspension, but you cant fault a C-model for that

This really pushes me back towards buying this set, ive been back and forth between technic and star wars for my next big(ish) set, and 8070 is what i had in mind for technic (or 42042)

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I have not seen many alternative models for the 8070.... so yours is very much appreciated. Looks like the lack of interest in the set is reflected in the lack of modified sets that came out of it. But yours is very good....

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Really good looking model, congratulations. Do you plan to make instructions, or at least build in LDD?

I have not seen many alternative models for the 8070.... so yours is very much appreciated. Looks like the lack of interest in the set is reflected in the lack of modified sets that came out of it. But yours is very good....

I've never understood the lack of interest in 8070, I think it's a rather good model.

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Dear all,

Many thanks for the positive comments! As for the suspensions, I did try to build rod suspensions with horizontal shock absorbers, but I have to admit I could not have it work. It seems to me that it's rather hard to achieve a good result without dedicated parts for that :s As a compromise, I tried to keep the shock absorbers as horizontal as possible (where 8880-B had them much more vertical, like in a regular car...)

I will certainly make a LDD model and generate instructions that I will deposit on rebrickable. But it will probably take me a bit of time...

Note: I originally got 8070 for the B model :) I think model A did not get that much attention because it did not fit what people usually expect of a technic supercar: real gear box, and mechanics as close as possible that of a real car. A gearbox opening doors and hoods was certainly fancy but not that realistic...

NB: while I was finishing this MOC, Serge S also deposited instructions for a formula 1 8070 alternate on rebrickable, you might want to check it out!

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NB: while I was finishing this MOC, someone also deposited instructions for a formula 1 8070 alternate on rebrickable, you might want to check it out!

Hmm, that one looks pretty nice as well, no DRS i think, but it at least suggests some form of push rod suspession in the front, cant tell if there is a fake engine or any features other then suspension/steering though

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