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  1. Zerobricks

    Small Offroad Race

    Here's a clip of a race between two very different offroad machines Chettah 4x4 and Fox 8x8x8. Also what do you think of the navigation bar made using annotations?
  2. hi guys! im so late with the contest!!! i hope i can finish everything for sunday! my idea is to make a quad-bike wich trails a skijet...unfortunately pamela anderson won't feature in the clip im gonna make at the beach...she said it's too cold now..:P this will probably be my fastest project ever...i've started 5 hours ago lol so here's the chassis of the quad it has supensions, RTC steering...and it's tubolar of course XD there are a few beams just to simplify something here and there :) it's really light! at the state you can see in the pic it weighs 370g... i've placed the battery in the back so once i will put it in the sand it's gonna have a light front part wich is gonna prevent it from getting stuck (at least in theory XD) i hope you'll like it! i get back on building loooool
  3. Hey, here's my latest attempt at crawling. The Demon 4x4. I'm not happy with the body at all, but was very rushed to finish it due to my "play ground" being turned into a pond! Also underestimated how much red I had, ahha. Well the main experiment was to test the chassis, which I think held up really well. The dual steering really helps get over obstacles when needed. The axles are basically what I used on my reaper as they perform really well, but always wondered what steering front and back would be like. The weakness in this moc was how the shocks were attached to the body (poorly) and as a result popped off a few times. An easy fix I think, but not with this body, something better I think. Thanks for checking it out and wait for the crashes! I have an LDD file, but not sure how to upload it.
  4. In search of suspension ideas I noticed a couple MOCs that I never put on EB, so I decided to share them with you! These MOCs are from the old 'Technic Challenge' days, both buggies, and one is a large scale RC MOC with unique suspension and a tubular body while the other is a simple blend of studded/studless with suspension and steering. MOC #1-large RC offroad buggy One of my only MOCs which had appealing bodywork. Also one of the few MOCs to have reliable independent trailing arm suspension. My second MOC is a small non motorized stadium buggy in which I blended studded and studless constructions. The features included suspension, HOG and wheel steering, and a sealed (no holes for pieces to fall through) open-able trunk where i stored minifig tools. I have a couple more MOCs' photos stored on another computer so, if anything, I'll post them here.
  5. Hi all, Been lurking here for some time, and enjoyed viewing many of the MOCs you guys are creating. I ended my dark age 3 years ago with the Unimog set, however I don't have the motivation to join the world of MOCs until now. For my first MOC I have chosen to reproduce the Duke Coupe featured in the racing game "Dirt: Showdown". I think the simple structure and design of the car would be a good first practice on MOCs. For the build I didn't make much planning apart from approximating the stud length and width of the car, and deciding that it would be double wishbone suspension for both front and rear. Then I just laid all the available parts around myself and begin assembling freehand. I started out with the front axle, and decided midway that I want the build to also be IR controlled with a servo for steering and L motor for drive. The build then progressed to the centre section with the engine and exhausts. The exhausts took a lot of tweaking to make it look right, and even when I leave it I'm still doubtful of the appearance. I then skipped the main body section and begin work on the rear axle and the rear bodywork. Joining the front and rear took quite some time. Originally I wanted to have a detailed cockpit but the battery box, L motor and IR receiver took all the space. Designing and fitting the panels were easier than expected though. The roof was the hardest part of the whole build, I just couldn't get it to look right for a very long time. Later I accept defeat and decided on using flex axles again. In the last steps I find structural weaknesses (by using my hand to flex and twist the whole model) and strengthened them, then I finish the build with some last touches on minor details. The finished build: Engine bay details: Central PF elements: Detached rear body and roof: Detached front body and hood (One flex tube slipped out of position ): Belly shot: Specs: Length: 60 studs Width: 27 studs I don't know the exact weight but it is heavier than the assembled 42000 F1. I also don't know the part count since I didn't bother counting. IR controlled with servo steering L motor geared 1:1.4 with differential for drive to rear wheels (engine also connected) Speed: ~1 m/s Front and rear double wishbone suspension Wheelbase: 47 studs Track width: 23 studs Normally 4 studs clearance with 3-4 studs travel 1 stud clearance when fully compressed I am aware there may be some sub-optimal assemblies, some individual parts may not be 100% stably secured, and the bent axles may be illegal techniques. The ride height went a lot higher than I expected, the nose is also a few studs too long.and as a result the whole model looks a bit off-proportioned compared to the original. But I think the overall feel of the design is still there. Although the build was fairly basic and simple, the process was extremely fun. The exhaust turned out to all right once I attached the rear and main body. Watching the build take shape as it progresses was the most satisfying feeling I've had in a while. Thanks for viewing! Marco
  6. Hey everyone, I've been working on this trial truck for 2 and 1/2 weeks now, and I am nearing completion. At first I wasn't going to make a WIP topic, but I need some advice for the cab design. So this is what I've been modeling mine after. My problem is the V8 engine, because the engine is too far back I had to make the cab longer as well. This totally throws off the proportions and makes the wheels look to small and the chassis too short. I also thought I would be able to make the cab in the new green and I have enough of the panels, but not enough liftarms. So I am open to color scheme suggestions. Just to let you know though, I could probably do it in Black, Red, Yellow, and possibly White with Blue. Here's what I have so far: As you can see I also have to accommodate for a tilting cab. It has full live axle suspension and an XL motor for drive and a Servo motor for steering.
  7. Hey everyone, As many of you probably already know, I made a WIP topic a while back for a similar kind of buggy, but..... I had not realized all the stuff that I had to do before beginning the buggy project, so finally the weather is getting nicer and I began the project once more. This time, since I've decided to go for a light and durable kind of buggy, I am using 1 L motor directly driving a differential and a Servo motor for steering. Along with a Rechargeable battery box and V2 receiver for the power source. It also has full independent suspension, which needs some modifications at the moment: So that's what I have so far..... The big problem I have is that the suspension is to hard for off road terrain (grass, dirt, small rocks). This needs to be fixed, especially because the chassis is pretty low. Another problem is the tendency to understeer on dirt. I hate understeer so much! Unfortunately I don't have any solution to this problem because I want to keep it as light as possible so adding some kind of weight in the front is out of the question. The only other thing in the front besides the servo, is the receiver which will actually be placed more in the middle of the chassis. ( Also the grey 15L liftarm that is placed over the front axle is just to keep the suspension from bottoming out since there are no shock absorbers at the moment for test driving)
  8. Hi guys! as i promised to you some time ago, i'm making the instructions for the polaris i've done in july :) i got the Ldraw file for this and it's also subdivided more or less logically in groups.... as i'd also like to make proper instructions i will share the ldraw file now for those who don't want to wait :P and in the next days i will update this topic with an idea that i have in mind wich could simplify the boring process of making step by step instructions :) i hope you'll enjoy building my 4x4 how do i add a spoiler to put the Ldraw text file inside :P? ps: it's free but not at all !!! if you download and build it, you have the moral duty to post your version here Here's the link where you'll be able to download the file and the pieces paper :)
  9. I've refined this model many times and this is the final version. a simple buggy powered by two medium motors rear wheel drive with diff its pretty fast and does alright off road a simple modification to the design could allow for an xl motor to be put in and geared up. in the model the steering rack sits in the slot at the front of the vehicle and connects to the 1x6 links and the two 1x8 axles connect in the front to form the tube body frame. i also couldn't find the ir reciver it attaches to the pins that are on the roof of the buggy and hangs upside down and inside the frame work. other than that its complete. buggy.lxf
  10. Hi guys! A year ago i built a sandrail... yesterday i felt like i wanted to build the MKII and so i did... Features: - 1 RC motor - RTC steering via M motor - Front independent suspensions - Rear live axle It's really simple, the concept was to use the less beams possible to keep it light... So i bult almost everything with axles and weighs 412g and it's pretty fast. BUT there's a the RC motor is very powerful, in some overstress cirumstances, the little 12t gears tend to break...that's why i called it "The Gearsbreaker" well there's not too much to add to the pictures you can see ^^ tonight im gonna upload the video to show its performances
  11. If you follow me on my youtube ( you might have seen my RC crawler project. It used 2 RC motors and was quite fast and well performing. You might have also seen my RC rally car videos, they were fast and nimble. However, I want to combine the best of both worlds in one trial buggy package. So after a lot of trial and error, i was able to incorporate a 2-speed transmission into a crawler with RC motors. The ratios are 15:1 (slow crawler) and 3:1 (fast buggy). It is shifted by a mini linear actuator via an m motor. I'll do some more testing, and as usual this most likely isn't the final version. Pictures: