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[MOC] "Nitro Dunner" - A motorized 8048 set alternative model

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Hi everyone and welcome to my newest MOC. This time around, it's a motorized alternative model for the 8048 set "Nitro Buggy". I have that set and i know it's kinda old now (around 12 years), being released back in 2009, but i liked it when it came out and still do, i find the original model quite good, but don't understand why Lego went from a Buggy to a tractor as a B-Model, when this set as so much more potential.

 

Some months ago i made another motorized C-Model from that set, the "Nitro Hot Rod" an old looking vehicle to differentiate it from the original model, but now i wanted to do the reverse and build something modern-looking, because... i dunno, why not :D even older sets deserve some love.
 
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Now, about the vehicle itself: aside from the 5 power functions elements used to motorize and control it, all parts are from the 8048 set, and very few will remain unused. Even if you don't have that set, the parts are very common and present on many other sets, so you probably can easily build this one. It's a pickup truck kind of vehicle. It has independent front suspension; return-to-center steering using one servo motor; one l-motor powers the two rear wheels; features some details like a front and rear bumpers, headlights, side mirrors, driver cabin, and a cargo bed (non-functional, as i didn't have enough parts left). It's longer than the original model and has great ground clearance. Overall, i'm happy with the final result.
 
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One thing i want to mention, as i did it on purpose, is the fact that i made it very easy to change the gears that connect the l-motor to the rear wheels, you just need to take out the rear left wheel and a bush, and you can easily swap gears and change the gear ratio if you want. I did this because a 1:1 ratio is better to play inside home, but if you go outside, maybe you want to decrease top speed and get more torque, so a 1.667:1 ratio using gears available on the set is recommended. See the picture below for reference. The video at the end of the page also has segments with the two gear combinations. Gears.jpg
 
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For anyone interested, building instructions are available at Belle-Ve Bricks. Have fun!

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On 5/9/2021 at 4:04 PM, whitepen said:

Cool!

Thanks for the support, i really appreciate it. I dunno what's up with eurobricks comunity... my thread has nearly 400 views at this point and only you went forward to say you find it cool. Maybe there's simply no interest for this kind of MOC...

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34 minutes ago, davejsp said:

Maybe there's simply no interest for this kind of MOC...

Could be. I doubt that though.

Maybe folks on this forum have seen similar things in the past, I don't know (I just pop in here from time to time).

Maybe folks on this forum are really experienced and wait for your next MOC to arrive and then become more responsive.

Maybe they don't like to put a creation boldly onto a LEGO like box - there is some tension in this community about such things. It simply looks ... "off" ... here, that is.

Your MOC is really(!!!) cool. And I am sure many others are sharing this notion. But posting in the Technic forum calls for patience. No reply = there is nothing wrong with EB at all. It just means: Maybe not rallying them up within this scope. Nothing wrong with that, as far as I am concerned.

Does happen to me quite frequently. I am a nerd. Which certainly does not stop me from posting here on EB. We're special ... :pir-wink:

Best wishes,
Thorsten

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Your model is cool, however personally I don't like commenting just that. If there was a 'like' button in EB I would have pressed that :)

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16 hours ago, Toastie said:

Could be. I doubt that though.

Maybe folks on this forum have seen similar things in the past, I don't know (I just pop in here from time to time).

Maybe folks on this forum are really experienced and wait for your next MOC to arrive and then become more responsive.

Maybe they don't like to put a creation boldly onto a LEGO like box - there is some tension in this community about such things. It simply looks ... "off" ... here, that is.

Your MOC is really(!!!) cool. And I am sure many others are sharing this notion. But posting in the Technic forum calls for patience. No reply = there is nothing wrong with EB at all. It just means: Maybe not rallying them up within this scope. Nothing wrong with that, as far as I am concerned.

Does happen to me quite frequently. I am a nerd. Which certainly does not stop me from posting here on EB. We're special ... :pir-wink:

Best wishes,
Thorsten

Thanks for sharing your point of view. Yeah, i just found it odd, so many views and almost no comments, but it's ok, really.

6 hours ago, Maaboo35 said:

What's a dunner?

I dunno lol english is not my native language and it just sounded cool to me, so, yeah, why not call it dunner XD By the way, does that name resemble any word it shouldn't? Or sounds bad in english?

5 hours ago, imurvai said:

Your model is cool, however personally I don't like commenting just that. If there was a 'like' button in EB I would have pressed that :)

Oh, i perfectly understand that, thanks.

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