Today I want to introduce to you my latest MOC : a Poclain excavator, the HC 300.
Poclain is a French company (bought in 2000s by CASE) leader in 60-70s in hydraulics excavators and engines. The HC 300 was the bigger excavator in the world in 1968 !
I wanted to control the model with a smartphone so I used Control+/Power up applications. The excavator has also manual features. I used electrical linear actuators instead of pneumatics to enhance playability.
The excavator must be able to rise one track from the ground by using the bucket and his motorized arm. Inventory is mainly based on #42082. The main design is based on 8043 set.
The drive train is powered by 2 L motors and a dual differential drive : more informations on @Sariel video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5_OQooBxdY. This kind of transmission allows control by only one joystick one smartphone screen instead of two sliders.
6 motors : 5 L motors (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=bb0959c01#T=C) and 1 XL motor (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=bb0960c01#T=C&C=85)
2 electrical hubs
2 000 parts
- Toggling cabin with mechanical locking system
- 360° turret rotation : One battery box is placed in drive train and the other one is placed on turret. No cables through the turntable, only a shaft to transmits rotation from drive train to the V12.
- Technical compartments : a lot of openable elements very useful to store tools and tracks components. The grid at the back can be opened to reveal V12 engine.
- The entire bodywork is removable. It is only set on the turret by gravity. The entire of the excavator is modular in order to make disassembly easier.
- V12 engine works when the excavator move. I add a maximum of details to make it more realistic.
- The dual differential drive : Each motor drives one kind of motion, straight-line motion or rotation. Get more information here : http://groups.csail.mit.edu/drl/courses ... ldiff.html. You can also combine motions to get curved directions.
Tension on tracks is maintained by springs. Originally made by @Anto : https://www.techlug.fr/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11548
The video will come soon ! Building instructions too !
I hope you liked this creation, I tried to mix up realistic details and common excavator's features. Only displacement is slow because of a total weight of 2kg.
HD pictures here : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVM6rX2