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[TC26] Arctic First Responder

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If I didn't have enough to do in life already, so I started another TC26 build. The other one is disassembled not to be finished as I was having no fun with it and had no real direction and was becoming too serious a build.

So start again with something more fun for me and relevant to the arctic area (perhaps...I don't live there so no idea really :blush:) a porpoise carrier towing rig...or hopefully will be if/when I finish it. 

I never built an articulated steering rig before so I started with that as I want front wheels and rear tracks. I also wanted suspension and driven wheels linked to the tracks so for me this was a nightmare (enjoyably challenging) to come up with in a smallish scale. 

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suspension travel goes up, 'down' and 'angled'? like a solid axle (?) took me ages to figure out the shocks and worked like crap until I realised I needed a pan hard rod :wall:

There will be extra support on the 8l vertical axle at the top to stop things sliding off under suspension compression and bending under load as per the below photo.

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and of course turns, hopefully like an articulated steering should.

 

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That's all for now hope I can get somewhere with this...

 

 

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Looks like a good start… not sure if a porpoise would like being towed on purpose though. Would suggest a sling/cradle for Porpoise carrying, perhaps on a crane arm of a arm like a skip lorry 

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On 12/23/2023 at 9:04 PM, Seasider said:

sling/cradle for Porpoise carrying

I was thinking more of a tray back for the dead hunted porpoise but a sling and rescue might be better! 
 

Although I might change idea as I go, but at least a basic chassis is complete…

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The tracks ended up being lots bigger than I expected to get an engine and diff in so I’ll change the overall scale a bit.

I may change this to be a first responder medic vehicle single seat drive and a stretcher thing on the back…who knows.

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The engine configuration is an eye catcher! I wonder what the gears left and right of the differential are for?

But the most important: Has unicorn exploded on your table?:classic::classic::sweet: Very colorful!:laugh:

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4 hours ago, pow said:

wonder what the gears left and right of the differential are for?

 … Has unicorn exploded on your table?


Haha, kids painting…

gears are 2 16T stacked each side like a portal axle to lift the diff higher as the tracks are very low and also I needed to align the driveline to the front diff.

One extra thing I quickly did today was add in-cabin tank steering linked off the articulated steering, can’t believe how easily it hooked up!

Hopefully see a gif in the hidden contents below.  I'll try get a photo tomorrow of the link for anyone interested as you cant see it in the GIF :(

 

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16 hours ago, MangaNOID said:

I quickly did today was add in-cabin tank steering

Damn that's super smart!

A) the implementation is simple and sweet.

B) having this idea in first place is super clever!

My MOC will get a modern contactless steering a.k.a. no steering inputs at all^^ ...despite the HOG of course

 

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Ooo! Lots more entries popping up so I have to put in extra effort now 
 

Small update… getting the tracks moving independently for better traction on uneven surfaces, crests or troughs. Simple but I think it works??

Design wise I’m struggling a bit as usual but I think Inhave a can sorted and I’m now going for a first responder first aid with a stretcher on the back. I’ll take some photos in the morning with better light and I’ll hide the gif so we don’t have to look at it all the time…

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Name change and now I have final direction on what I’m building 😅

Here is the progress so far. a bit more structure rigidity to the rear chassis needed. and I’ll put two stretcher beds on the back that will be lifted on and off the responder by a crane (for lack of ideas for any other idea) 

Pneumatic functions will be cabin lift and the crane.

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