piterx

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  1. Hi there guys !!! How's everyone? It's been so long ! I had another pretty long dark age plus some kind of "lego creative block" , plus i got into developing videogames last year so i've been quite busy. Recently a friend of mine got me into lego again and somehow that creative block went off also thanks to the purchase of a buwizz :) I've always been quite obsessed by motorbikes and finally with a buwizz i could give them the look i wanted and mainly not run after them I've made two different ones both have something special: The first one is inspired by the 90's look of Honda's dirtbikes and in ludicrous mode it is honestly the fastest lego vehicle i've ever made. In the video it's running on "slow" mode. It works the same way other lego bikes used to work but instead of moving an added weight i've figured out that moving the battery alone is enough to make the bike lean left or right. In the next days I'll shoot a proper video somewhere else where i've got more space to drive it in ludicrous https://youtu.be/o7YUIS2ne7Q The second bike is "better" in a way, it only requires an L motor, it can run on pure power functions while still being enjoyable, it's enough removing the fake fuel tank and attaching the PF reciver. This one is pretty fast as well when running in ludicrous and overall it's a lot of fun :) I will take a video of this one too as soon as i have the chance https://youtu.be/-D2Kf-bZz0Y I really hope you guys will like them Bikes are not so common to see , it's kinda time to start making them :D if anyone is interested in the 3D files i'll happily share them More pics in the spoiler below!
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    Fast RC Motorbikes

    i've made some instructions for those who can't be bothered with pc programs :)
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    Fast RC Motorbikes

    Those are flex hoses to prevent the bike from scratching when it reaches the maximum angle it can lean before the frame parts touch ground
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    Fast RC Motorbikes

    :) you're welcome! try building the small one it handles really well and it doesn't need a big space. i went out for another test and it looks like in ludicrous the bike needs stiffer suspensions, i believe i'll need to swap them with the yellow ones. Other than that it behaves really well!
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    [MOC] SUV Racer Mk II

    im not a fan of the color scheme but this car is insane! great job dude :) really relaxing video as well
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    Fast RC Motorbikes

    Think about the wheels of a shopping kart, they have the pivot point in front of them so when you push the kart they're (almost) always rotating in the direction you want. The pivot point of the front wheel is mounted 2 studs away from it right behind the white number plate 🙂
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    Fast RC Motorbikes

    Here they are (for 3 days only unfortunately) , you will have to use Stud.io to open them, wich by the way is an absolutely amazing software :D https://mab.to/209lFaIwq
  8. such an amazing model and such a nice presentation too! Beautiful for real!
  9. dude that's sick! i love it
  10. hi there everyone! this model just got me back from a second dark age but i will be back soon :D How's everyone? gettin back on topic: did I mount something wrongly or the gearbox of this model goes extremely slowly and the fake engine barely moves when i push it on my desk?
  11. hello :) So, as i need to couple the samurai with another offroader of the same scale, i had the idea of building it here step by step as the chassis will be identical to the suzuki's one :) All im gonna do is just copy and paste the chassis changing the axles and maybe adding a winch if i can i need to change the way axles are made because i dont have enough dark gray hubs to host gears :D it will take something like a week or less, so stay tuned i hope you'll like this project and build along with me :) STEP 1
  12. Hi there guys! I can finally show you this model that i've tried to build several times without too much success I don't know if you've ever seen it before, but if you're italian, you'd identify it as an icon... It's the legendary Panda 4x4 by Fiat, a cheap and undestructible city car from the 80s - 90s with great offroad capabilities people still use it and still buy it nowdays because it's just a great car. so here's my lego version of it! Features: - Front and rear live axle - 4x4 - Openable hood and doors - Power functions Measures: 27cm x 12cm x 12.5cm 690g weight It performs really well thanks to the light weight and the absence of differentials...even if it's a small scale model it has "a lot" of ground clearance if you relate it to the wheels i've used. The gear ratio i've used, driven by two L motors, is quite fast and it makes the driving experience funny :D The only thing i don't like too much (but that's not my fault XD) is the steering radius that's quite large...i had to chose if i wanted a narrower radius having some stress on U joints or vice versa ....and i choosed no stress on U joints But anyway it's a feature that i can easily change by just removing the front part, that's connected to the chassis by only two pins, and changing two or three pieces. The short travel suspensions i used are very similar to those i used in my ford fiesta some months ago...the geometry is not perfect but as the travel is only 1 stud it doesn't give any problem. In 2 hours i will take it out for a ride in the itailan countryside so probably tonight the video will be up on my youtube channel... obviuosly i will update the topic once i'll have the video ^^ I hope you like it Pit
  13. Hello guys! Do you remember my ford fiesta? Well Zimix and Alasdair Ryan made some amazing and free instructions for it :P they've done a great job and made me really feel proud so i thank em really much! i hope you'll thank em as well !!! here's the PDF http://bricksafe.com/files/Zimix/piterx%20Ford%20Fiesta%20WRC%20BI/Ford%20Fiesta%20WRC%20by%20piterx.pdf and the brickstock file as well http://bricksafe.com/files/Zimix/piterx%20Ford%20Fiesta%20WRC%20BI/Fiesta%20WRC.bsx just
  14. Hi everybody! It's been a while since i posted anything... I've been building some buggys and some 4x4 but at the end, i was always unhappy with the fact that it was something i've already done in the past... so i took em apart. At some point i was: you know what? i'll get into RC bikes wich is something that technic comunity lacks more or less. So after some prototypes that didn't really work i've finally made a decent one. For now it's only a chassis but it goes straight and can lean left and right. To be honest i haven't had the chance to test it properly as it goes really fast and my appartment is too small, plus it has some kind of marble as a floor so it's kinda slippery i believe once i'll be able to test it properly i'll shoot a video of it. in the meanwhile if anybody wants to give it a go here are some pics so you can reverse engineer it :) I hope you'll like it!
  15. here's a little test video just as a proof of concept... the bike stays up and does some kind of burnout on the floor as well xD the steering is really sensitive but i don't know how much it depends on the slippery surface if i dismount the chain and throw it straight even if it goes slowly it stays up due to the way the steering system is done. the pivot point is mounted 1 stud forward so while going straight it balances itself...the little rack moves the handlebar left and right but when it's in neutral position the handlebar has some free degrees to move freely
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    Using rc buggy motors

    My lancia stratos had 2 buggy motors connected 1:1 to the wheels with two rechargeable lego batteries... It all depends on the scale and the Weight distribution... I reckon 4 buggy motors would work if u have enough space for 4 lipo batteries
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    Yellow fever - powered by Buwizz

    awesome little car mate!
  18. Hello builders :) one year ago i bought the 41999 set for the dark blue parts wondering how i could use them in a moc... well this is what i came up with! A Suzuki Samurai :) Features: - 4x4 - H/L ratio gearbox - Power functions - Live axles - Openable doors and hood Even if it might not seem so, building this model has been really challenging, mainly because of parts aviability....i had to find the right scale to have the same proportions adeguate for the parts i had... another painful part has been fitting 2 l motors, suspensions, 2g gearbox, servo, battery in the chassis, in a way, that the interiors resulted clean. It weighs 878g, so two L motors are more than enough to provide enough torque for the low ratio and a reasonable speed for the high one. Actually i think i might gear everything down a bit for the only reason that the low ratio is still too fast when aproaching obstacles. The model has a lot of ground clearance, it only suffers for the lack of differentials but they couldn't fit in the axles. Tomorrow is sunday, i'll go out and shoot a video of it and of the stratos as well :D stay tuned! I hope you'll like it :)
  19. oh well.... at first i was "nah red is better" but after seeing it with the 8880 livery, well: GO FOR IT :D
  20. this is such a great project :) even if i'm not a fan of non rc models im absolutely amazed by this car
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    [MOC] Unimog U90

    it looks awesome :) what are those wheels?
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    i was thinking about making a new buggy with the same setup as the trophy truck, tubolar chassis, rc motor and differential... same wheels as well