Graydingo

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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Film, Architecture, Mechanical things, Music, Philosophy and of course Lego Technic.

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  1. Awesome MOC, love the gopro element. Echo the useless machine vibe comment. This would be a great desk toy!
  2. ^ha ha that's great. Yep. Originally I was going more for a street rod appearance, but it was fun doing the lowering stuff. I just blew the impala apart last night because I was going to build Jorgen's Alfa 4c. That was really tough, but ya gotta move on. Sorry there wont be instructions. I think maybe a few more MOC's and I'll have one that's worthy of making instructions for. BTW check out the torque on the lowering mech. Most of it was on these 5L stop axles. On the alfa 4c I got to page 21 and realized I'm missing a lot of parts like white flex axles. So...looks like I'll be starting a new MOC. Most likely an early Porsche 911. I just went through all my B sets and they are all race trucks which I have no interest in building lol.
  3. Impressive engineering all around! Love all the cranks. This moc does so much!
  4. BUG OUT A Bandit by Graydingo Enforcers never know what hit 'em. Whether cruising off road, or on the high way -BUG OUT can wreak havoc from the highway or from the toughest terrain. If cover get's blown, its time to BUG OUT! And maybe launch a guided missile for the unsuspecting Enforcers! It's an off road buggy that converts to a prop plane with guided missiles. NORMAL FUNCTIONS - 4 link rear suspension - Opening doors - Rear differential, that drives the 4 cylinder engine. - Independent front suspension - Color Scheme - Custom License plate (I went to summer camp in Minnesota and I recall there being A LOT of bugs. :-D) - Light bar, Fog lights - HOG (Hand of Graydingo) steering Battle Mode Hidden prop clutch lever. Engages prop to drive train. Hidden prop safety lever. Releases prop / holds prop when in "Bumper" mode. 2 stage wing fold outs, exhaust pipes fold up to hold wings in place. Sliding bar holds doors in "Normal" mode with easy cockpit access. 4 guided missiles exposed in battle mode. Gear driven fold out tail section and two stage tail fin. Second stage of wings stay in place with rubber resistance. http://youtu.be/ChmaC-wCxn4
  5. 23. Bug Out (Bandits) A Bandit by Graydingo Enforcers never know what hit 'em. Whether cruising off road, or on the high way -BUG OUT can wreak havoc from the highway or from the toughest terrain. If cover get's blown, its time to BUG OUT! And maybe launch a guided missile for the unsuspecting Enforcers! It's an off road buggy that converts to a prop plane with guided missiles. NORMAL FUNCTIONS - 4 link rear suspension - Opening doors - Rear differential, that drives the 4 cylinder engine. - Independent front suspension - Color Scheme - Custom License plate (I went to summer camp in Minnesota and I recall there being A LOT of bugs. :-D) - Light bar, Fog lights - HOG (Hand of Graydingo) steering Battle Mode Hidden prop clutch lever. Engages prop to drive train. Hidden prop safety lever. Releases prop / holds prop when in "Bumper" mode. 2 stage wing fold outs, exhaust pipes fold up to hold wings in place. Sliding bar holds doors in "Normal" mode with easy cockpit access. 4 guided missiles exposed in battle mode. Gear driven fold out tail section and two stage tail fin. Second stage of wings stay in place with rubber resistance. http://youtu.be/ChmaC-wCxn4 Discussion Topic
  6. Phenomenal! Guns are rad. Love that it's completely ordinary in normal mode! Very stealthy.
  7. Most impressive indeed! +1 for mean looking normal mode! The two vehicle thing reminds me of those early cartoons. Like Optimus prime when his trailer would fly off and had separate functionality. The colors and little bombs and chains here and there are great attention to detail!
  8. Thanks here's a shot of the chassis that I started over with. Lesson learned. build the chassis first not the wing mech
  9. Icarus here. meh, just scrapped the whole thing. It was getting too big and too heavy as per my usual downfall. I should have taken a picture -it was ridiculous. I even had double wheels on the back like the tumbler along with motorcycle front wheels. It was a big mess. I started over with a small frame and the original wheels I wanted to use all along. Goal this time is to keep it simple. no motors, no pneumatics, just good old fashioned Hand Of God. I think the folding wheels are out too. Just no simple way to fold a wheel that has a shock, or is driven or is steerable.
  10. Love the control scheme! Very clever and playable! Say. Where's that moving platform MOC for the shuttle? Is that the right scale?
  11. Spent some time figuring out the fold out wings. First up was using a small LA to extend the fold out wing tips....didn't work so well. Folding the main wings out worked OK with the small LA's as well. Unfortunately they gave the wings a swept look which wasn't in line with my original design. I wanted weapons mounted on the wings and It was supposed to be a prop job. I built another version with the large LA's ....but that wasn't working either. Fast forward like 20 hours and i've built this contraption.. This is the top view of the wings. They are now operated with pneumatics . Not sure why I didn't think of it first. Makes perfect sense to use them in a wing where it folds out and you have to power something on the end of the wing tip. An air tube can go anywhere. This design uses one large LA that moves both wings out, here is the underside: I'm going yellow instead of green for the highlights for two reason. to match the pneumatic cylinders and also i have yellow rims and two size tires so I can have big back tires and smaller front tires to give it more of classic buggy look when in 'normal' mode. Here she is folded out. Huge wingspan! I built too big again! :-) and the underside: I'll throw some guided missiles that will fold out on the wing tips and be hidden otherwise.