zux

[MOC] Sporty snow tracker

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Hi everyone. This is probably my first successful MOC created after dark ages (couple of others are unsuccessful in progress).

We had a small contest for members of our BalticLUG living its early days, the main idea was to create a MOC related to winter, snow and ice. No strict rules, except splitting for active and static MOCs.

Since joining EB and looking all those awesome crawlers and TT I wanted to create something you can drive outside. So winter is a perfect time for this as there are no mud or sand, just frozen water.

I have created a sporty looking tracker. It is almost a C-model of 42006 set, with just like 4 extra parts and PF stuff. C-model idea comes quickly, once you disassemlbe 42006 set and observe the variety of parts it offers, however it limits the number of functions. Build process was fun and a bit challenging, as a space is a bit of an issue. The final result isn't as much as I expected. While model drives quickly on a carpet and flat surface it didn't perform as good on hard snow (slipping) or a softer one (not much of a torque). Anyway it was fun and no damage has been made, even the baterry box on the bottom didn't have a scratch.

Specs:

30 studs in length (including spoiler :classic: ) and 20 studs in width

2 PF L-motors, one motor per tracks side

PF IR-receiver V2

Standart BB

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Some more photos

Instructions (photo sequence) available for download

Edited by zux

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WOW, thats really freaking neat!

Love the drive soloution. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

This would look so at home helping with a Thunderbirds rescue! :grin:

Must be pretty fast? any plans for a vid?

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That looks great, and you really squeezed a lot into a tiny space. I love the claw parts used as a skid plate in the front.

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Interesting usage of the claw pieces. The size and compact nature is great. This is something I struggle with.

v/r

Andy

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Thanks for inspiring comments!

Must be pretty fast? any plans for a vid?
This is cool! Any chance for a video and/or instructions?

Yeah, MOC sharing standards are high these days :laugh: (you need great quality photos, HD video and BI just before starting a topic). Anyway, I'm affraid phone quality video is maximum I can do.

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Thanks for inspiring comments!

Yeah, MOC sharing standards are high these days :laugh: (you need great quality photos, HD video and BI just before starting a topic). Anyway, I'm affraid phone quality video is maximum I can do.

That just means people really like your Moc :)

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Very good model, i will try to make it. But i would like to see some photos while it is been assembled for help.
Thanks, I'm happy you liked it.

I've made a "photo sequence" instructions. Never published them due to large size (~280MB). I'll try to reduce the size somehow and share them here.

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Very cool and compact model. 10 out of 10. I'd like to see a video in any quality just to know how fast it can go.

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Thanks, I'm happy you liked it.

I've made a "photo sequence" instructions. Never published them due to large size (~280MB). I'll try to reduce the size somehow and share them here.

Thanks for reply. I have already done it as idea but with my own way without any PF. I will represent it as soon as possible. I have to do few improvments.

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Beautifully done! Very compact and efficient! :thumbup:

I would also like to see it in action (even an SD video will be sufficient... :wink: ).

How much it weighs?

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As promised, instructions now available for download.

Beautifully done! Very compact and efficient! :thumbup:

I would also like to see it in action (even an SD video will be sufficient... :wink: ).

How much it weighs?

Thanks! This MOC was done a year ago, so I no longer have it assembled and cannot check the weight right now. I could probably find it once I get a list of used parts (since their weight is known) for rebrickable.

Fortunately I have a video, but it needs some editing, which I need to figure out how to do first, before it can be shared. :blush:

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