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  1. The bus was created on the basis of a light truck Gaz 53, for many years of production a dozen or so different variants differing in details were created. Mainly due to changing transport regulations and the need to adapt the construction to them. The vehicle was very simple and clumsy, in my opinion, its biggest drawback was the large overhang at the back, which meant that the last seats could fly out like from a catapult on larger holes. In spite of the simplicity of the original design, I decided to equip my model with advanced electronics in the form of a new Mindstorms set. The mindstorms hub has six outputs, two I used to connect the XL control + to the drive, and the mindstorms motors were used to turn the wheels, change gears, open the door and rotate the drum with the names of the villages. In the original bus, the doors were opened manually but with a lever accessible from the driver's seat. That's why I designed it so that it looks like the driver is opening the passenger door. The gearbox is a modification of the layout known from Land Rover, therefore it has only one orange control ring. The steering system is another variant of the virtual pivot solution, thanks to the mindstorms motor, it is very compact and thanks to the stabilizing rollers it is quite stiff. The most difficult part during construction was the transition between the hood and the passenger compartment, keeping the proportions of the original and keeping the stiffness. It is impossible to fit there, these wheel arches from Volvo are much too long. By stuffing all the mechanisms in the chassis and under the ceiling, I was able to keep the interior clean and true to the original. Under the hood is a fork-eight powered by a chain. My observations after building this bus are that the mindstorms engines and controls are a bit of a shortcut. Instead of constructing a stepper motor or some reduction mechanism or even a clutch, it is enough to program the sequence of movements, the angle of rotation and the speed. So mechanically, you do not have to strain, in addition, these motors can be very easily used as structural elements. From the designer's point of view, they are a great help, but less and less fun. model length 60 cm height 24 cm width 23 cm weight 3 kg Enjoy watching and waiting for your feedback.
  2. First, there was an idea of what could be built the most boring in the world. But I immediately thought about using one of the Star Wars figures. Then came the association with the fall of the empire
  3. This time something small and simple. The first version of this imperial walker was created for the Festival of Mundanity competition on Flickr. It was about building the most boring vehicle/object in the world. The model in the original version was not successful in the competition. But since I still see the potential in it, I decided to prepare a new version. I hope you enjoy it.
  4. Great models. easy to recognize great colors. Minimum means maximum effect. Clean design.
  5. Planes, cranes, trailers, tracked vehicles, gbc....
  6. Thank you all for your votes. I am very pleased with the second place. Congratulations to the winner and the other participants. It was a tough competition.
  7. Thank you all for your votes I am very pleased with the second place. Congratulations to the winner and the other participants. It was a tough competition.
  8. Sorry for refreshing the old theme but I made new colour versions and I wonder how you like them. Instruction LEGO MOC Tow Truck 8462 Reincarnation by Samolot77 | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO
  9. Nice try. I used to build something similar. Maybe it will be helpful. [MOC] Desert Skidoo - LEGO Technic, Model Team and Scale Modeling - Eurobricks Forums
  10. Samolot

    [WIP] Ford GT

    You are on the right way
  11. The bus is inspired by Blue Bird vehicles. I focused more on a neat combination of technical panels than on the exact reproduction of the original. After all, it was about building a vehicle that was only supposed to pretend to be a bus. For this reason, I also had no qualms about using black panels and yellow stickers instead of building posts on the windows. Tilting sides had to be made of panels because with the length of the model almost 70cm and competition restrictions on the number of engines I could not overdo it with weight. To build the frame I reached for the solution I used earlier in my URAL 5920 light rigid and with a small thickness of 3 studs. On the frame is mounted a transfer gearbox consisting of two worm gears and gears that reduce the speed at the engine input and accelerate at the output on linear actuators. It took me a lot of work to choose the gears in such a way that using only one engine to achieve simultaneous closing of the side sides, a rocket with a roof and tailgate. The key to success was the use of six pairs of z36 and z12 gears connected in the side lifting mechanism so that they could be moved apart throughout the construction period. This solution enabled a very precise calibration of the closing process of all 4 elements. When I succeeded, I added a mechanism for lifting and rotating the cabin, both based on worm gears. Finally, I built a steering mechanism, a V12 engine and retractable stop signs, also on the screws. So the model has as many as 6 worm gears, my record. The sides after full opening adhere perfectly to the ground and form a very stable starting platform, so there was no need to install additional supports. The mechanism of lifting the rocket after full opening activates the light brick, such a gadget imitating ignition. When the operator's cabin is turned in the take-off position, you can still quickly close the rocket to protect it from bad weather conditions. The whole weight of 3 kg is 70 cm long and 16.5 cm wide and holds the proportions of the Blue Bird bus, maybe it is too wide by one stud. I did not manage to reproduce the rear bumper because the moving elements overlap and I had to fit there the "hand of God" to control. I decided to start in the competition on December 20, the model was created basically in two Christmas weeks, then I was just refining the details and looking for the missing bricks
  12. I went outside for a small photo session. What do you think?