morson1

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  1. morson1

    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    My last video. Can anyone top my load? ?
  2. morson1

    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Well, it ofcourse depends on how long tracs you need to get the right fit for your tyres. And if your tyres are not as wide as the powerpullers, you'd need to build with other parts than me. But you can see in the videos how they are built up, one trac consists of 455 pieces right now.
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    More mud is not an option. When inspecting the mess after that movie, I noticed that in the bottom of the XL motors there is a hole right into the electronics... I wasn't aware of that when driving into the mud, so it was pure luck that the motors survived. I can't seal of that hole without reducing ground clearence, which has high priority. Also, the wet mud almost destroyed my $250 tracs, it had penetrated into them in every possible way, they were extremly stiff when I got home. More suggestions?
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Thanks! It acyually took me some YEARS to come up with a design that fitted the powerpuller tyres and was strong enough for the task... However, a new video today! There will be another one in the next few days, however not this dramatic, but then my wallet needs to rest a while before next video can take place.
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Yet Another video shot today, enjoy!
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Well, I like to try limits ? and when I build something I want it to be as close to perfect as possible, so I have to torture it to see if I have done a good job ? now I know that the turntables are the dealbreakers load-wise, and I can't change them, they are what they are. When they separated in the video the total weight was almost 13 kilos, and going uphill most of the load was at rear wheels. Add to those conditions that the tracs have quite high tension, so there's great force on the turntables from the tracs alone. A little rough terrain on that and they separate, sadly ? So if the machine gets going again, I'll have to come up with a movie theme that doesn't involve any load ? The tracs are now in the bathtub, I haven't dared to have a look att the wheels and hub reductions yet, but probably I will have to disassemble it all once again. I assume many parts are toast ?
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Some new videoclips, hope you enjoy ?
  8. morson1

    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Any suggestions of theme for new movie(s)? Improving the creature on various points right now, but soon it will be ready for new challenges. But I have no great ideas... ?
  9. morson1

    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Okey, some help would be appreciated. Yesterday I tested the Forwarder with some serious load, and the rear motors cuts off very easy. Where is likely my problem? The setup for each pair of wheels is: 1 battery box ----> 1 V2 receiver ----> 2 XL motors (connected together at one of the receivers outputs). Which is the weakest link with this type of setup, the battery box or the receiver? Would it likely help me to run 1 battery box and 1 V2 on every XL motor separate (at least at the 4 rear Wheels)? I need more POWER The problems starts @3:00 in this video, the rear wheels won´t move, and there is no way the front wheels can move can move that piece anywhere by themself, especially with rear wheels locked...
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Another vid (I thought I accidentaly deleted this video file but found it yesterday, shot at same day as other two videos). Enjoy!
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    ...and another one
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    New vid from today, enjoy!
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    Yes it's planetary, so 1:4 then ?
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    [MOC] LEGO Forwarder XXL

    My main goal was to build a powerfull machine drive-wise, and that it should be able to load a log but not much more than that. As the boom is around 50 cm long and quite thin to not look bulky, you can imagine the forces on the parts if I'd try to lift something "heavy". But actually I've never tested it's full capacity. Now the machine has been stuffed away several months with empty batteries, I'll try to get my hands on some new ones and make some more vids. I was quite happy when I came up with the double LA trick. I'm sure many others also done that, but I didn't find the idea somewhere, it just suddenly popped in my head. ? But it took alot of trial and error before I got it to work and stay together. About the cab, as you've already pointed out, it's full of PF stuff, and they already work really bad in daylight so they need all line of sight they can get... So right now there will be no more details in the cab. I've had plans on lights however, but that is just plans this far. Ehm, math is not my ballpark, but the XL motor is mounted straight into a large turntable (which forms the rim), motor has 8 tooth gear, you do the math ?
  15. Hi all, A little presentation of my LEGO Forwarder named XXL for obvious reasons :) It has been a project in my spare time for some years now and still not finished (probably never will be...) Most basic facts: Weight: 6,7 kilograms Dimensions: 95xx36x50 studs Drive: 8 XL motors + hub reduction Steering: Forced by controlling front left with rear right and the other way around (because of the weight in combination with the huge friction from the wheels) Wheels: From 8466 (4x4 Offroader) Some vids from Youtube: Feel free to comment or ask questions, I´ll try to answer them :)