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  1. JamesJT

    [WIP] Baby Bugatti

    Thanks. Yes, raising that would make it look more bugatti and less boxster. Thanks. It was only the colour combo that made me think "bugatti". Thanks. I just hang a curved panel on #3 connectors then fill in the gaps!. All the blue flexi disappeared off bricklink (I think it was for a crowkillers model) I learned to live without them. All blue and with the snout deleted it doesn't look like a bugatti at all so I guess this thread is done. IMG_7326 by James Tillson, on Flickr IMG_7325 by James Tillson, on Flickr
  2. I was working on a car for my seamless transmission, I built the back end in both black and blue, put them both on the chassis and this was "born". It wasn't supposed to be a "Bugatti" but it does have the right colours. I don't know if this will be the final model yet. Baby Bugatti WIP 8 by James Tillson, on Flickr Baby Bugatti WIP 2 by James Tillson, on Flickr
  3. Thanks. There are bits of C and D type in there, I also thought it looked a bit mid/rear engine like a porsche RS-61. I need to make a modern car with this gearbox, it would be nice to have a visual clue (such as a pop up spoiler) to show which gear is being used. The car does reach full speed quicker when using both gears. I have not yet tested it against a version of the car with the high gearing and all gearbox parts removed.
  4. I had to change from buggy motor to 2x L-motor because the buwizz kept shutting down. The "seamless change" gearbox works perfectly and I will make instructions for the module. The car is almost done but I still need to tidy the cockpit and the wire for the steering servo. IMG_7249 by James Tillson, on Flickr IMG_7246 by James Tillson, on Flickr IMG_7254 by James Tillson, on Flickr
  5. No, the test chassis is only 610g and it works perfectly. When it gets too heavy I will either reduce the size or lower the gearing. Thanks. If I don't use it on this MOC I will use it later.
  6. The aim of this build is to make an RC car with a "useful" gearbox. I hope it will reach full speed faster by using both gears. So far I have a gearbox in the 1:10 chassis. It has dual clutch working on the 2 outputs from the buggy motor. Full "throttle" shifts are (almost) instant especially from 1st to 2nd. The gear change servo is operated by the buwizz "light button". On is 1st, off is second. I gearbox works perfectly while driving, there is no pause between gears, but the car is light enough to set off in 2nd. If this car becomes too heavy I have a smaller car in reserve.
  7. I think you (Roni) have to stick to your own rules and let the vote stand. There are 4 fast cars that jump in the (bottom half of the) top 10 and they include (IMO) the 2 best entries anyway. The entries at the top (with more votes than views) can't really be expecting to win a prize, can they? Its a shame for Anto as he missed out but it would have better to hear his opinion on the strange voting patterns before he got taken out by them.
  8. There rules were fine except they were not generally observed or enforced. The voting system does need some work. How is that some entries have more votes than views?
  9. There are 3 top 10 entries that perform a jump (go up before they go down), Anto manages a fantastic jump with just L-motors.
  10. Agreed, thought this does happen with lego competitions (see the Porsche competition or eurobricks TC7). There are several entries in the top 10 that aren't fast and perform a small drop rather than a jump, and there's also tank. I also voted for myself twice to see if it was possible - it is!
  11. I started making a regular Renault Twizy... Twizy 3 by James Tillson, on Flickr ...but with the buwizz and a buggy motor I switched to Twizy F1, Twizy F1 4 by James Tillson, on Flickr Shame its not yellow but the yellow #4 connectors are more expensive than white ones.
  12. It is based on this car... F250LM 1 by James Tillson, on Flickr I'm actually missing a branch on each side but I was trying to keep it simple. F250LM 2 by James Tillson, on Flickr
  13. This is built on a variation of my Le Mans Racer chassis. The chassis is very versatile and I will probably get a few more models out of it. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa LM 1 by James Tillson, on Flickr Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa LM 3 by James Tillson, on Flickr Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa LM 2 by James Tillson, on Flickr Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa LM 10 by James Tillson, on Flickr
  14. Do it, these things are huge fun and quite addictive. I wanted it to be as simple as possible so nothing would fall off. Thanks. .8475 uses the buggy motor as a suspension lever. I tried bigger wheels but they were heavier and ruined the acceleration and "jump-ability".
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    [WIP] Le Mans Racers

    Yasen Nikolov made Gulf livery renders of my racer. This is the one I want. Gulf 1 by James Tillson, on Flickr Gulf 3 by James Tillson, on Flickr