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Yes, I did it again. After the first attempt last year of which result wasn´t satisfying me much, there was no intention to build again the LaFerrari very soon. But there was a special customer´s desire who was insisting to do it though, not only to complete his private collection. This car really deserves it. Some supportive kind of sponsorship made the decision easier. The agreement was an exclusively made model for the client, therefore no instructions will be available. If somebody would ask, sorry about that. All the experience from the previous car should flow in, it only should look better. So instead of going for a completely different project, I started from scratch with new blueprints (thanks to Sariel´s model scaler). The model should feature as many interesting functions as possible using the whole range of PF elements. Scaling up to 1:9 would allow better proportions coming closer to the real thing and give enough space to fit all the motors and wires. All the building process was very hard, primarily for one reason: this car and its curvy and fissured shapes are very challenging to replicate. The end result has very little to do with the first model, even if it looks similar at first glance. Features: Dimensions: LxWxH 66 x 27 x 15 studs Weight: 2,5 kg Parts count: estimated 2600, Technic panels count: 72 Powered by 2 rechargeable batteries, connected to 2 x V2 IR receivers Drivetrain: 2 x XL motors + 2 x Lmotors optionally connected manually by clutch Steering: 1 servo motor connected to working steering wheel, working airbrake and diffuser flaps LED lights: 1 pair each for front and rear lights, 4 pairs for upper front lights connected to pole reverser for flash mode, 1 pair for displays in the dashboard Fake engine: self-invented 12 cylinder fake engine (shown in the previous car already), upper red shaft going through can be connected by clutch to pole reverser for flashing effect Doors: operated by remote, 1 M motor and 2 mini linear actuators, screen wiper coupled to a clutch is operated manually as door selector Engine hood: can be opened manually Wheels: 3D-printed and silver painted custom wheel caps, rear rims are large 62x46mm painted black, rear tyres are 68,8x36 + additional width by cutting another one and adding it next to the normal tyre (thanks to Polo-Freak for the idea). Front wheels: normal assembly And here is some food for all the video junkies ;-): Enjoy!
brunojj1 posted a topic in LEGO Technic and Model TeamIn 2017 the AMG company is celebrating its 50th jubilee - congratulations on this occasion! Now here is my tribute, although it wasn´t the main intention to build for that purpose. Back in 2015 we´ve had a fun project, the BMW M4 DTM which was echoed by fellows around here far more than I expected and it opened many opportunities for cooperation with other specialists to round up the MOC. Together with Lipko´s Audi RS5 DTM a Mercedes still was missing in the line-up of some collectors though. One of them, our dear EB fellow filus followed the idea strongly and thanks to his accompaniment we elaborated the AMG C63 DTM racecar of the 2015 season. The whole project turned out to generate more fun (and challenges) as assumed. To make everything more interesting, a lot more time has been invested than planned first and more diversity was created resulting in 2 different chassis – manual and PF. On top 2 different exchangeable liveries. The quality of the model was on priority and can be considered as far better than the quality of e.g. the BMW M4 DTM. Parts rarely fall off when the car meets bumps and walls. You can even lift the car by the roof without damaging anything. Testing both models with kids of all ages between 2 and 10 years showed some robustness and reliability above average. Thanks to all participants involved in the process! Custom stickers were provided by Jaap (Jaap Technic) again, who did a fabulous job, and these really made up the icing on the cake. Thorsten Spelz produced extraordinary detailed separate instructions for both chassis and both liveries which allows to choose the desired individual setup and color scheme. Sorry in advance that these can´t be offered for free, because too many careful efforts, costly parts and countless hours of work have gone into the project. Manual chassis: Most of the development has gone into the manual chassis. I had to try it once and I´m glad I managed to make a “simple” but fool proof shifting mechanism which relies on shock springs only. No rubber bands used and the shifting parts itself retract by gravity only (which doesn´t allow 10 shifts per second though, who cares). Especially the beautiful engine sound is a nice feature – btw it´s also a kind of gear indicator – after some time playing you can distinguish the actual selected gear by the different sound and resistance while pushing the car. A white 24-teeth gear has been installed between differential and gearbox, preventing gears from damage when pushed too hard – a bit similar to the 42056 Porsche setup ;-). - dimensions in studs (L/W): 61/25 - independent wheel suspension - 4 – speed gearbox - 2 manual shifters (up and down) and steering in comfortable position above the rear axle - working steering wheel - mini fake V8 engine RC chassis: Nothing special and no new big achievements here probably. Anyway I´m very satisfied how good all together works. The XL motor geared down 3:1 works flawlessly together with the L motor geared down by 5:3 ratio – absolutely no grinding at the differential between both motors which is another good indicator of efficiency. As you can see in the video, the cars´ speed is reasonable for indoor and is almost the same compared to the BMW (stronger) equipment. Comparison here: BMW is driven by 2 XL motors; gear reduction 3:1. - dimensions in studs (L/W): 61/25 - independent wheel suspension - remote driving and steering - LED lights - PF equipment: 1 XL motor + 1 L motor for drive, 1 servo motor for steering, 1 pole reverser, 3 LED pairs (2 front, 1 rear), 1 extension wire, 1 battery, 1 IR V2 receiver, 1 IR remote - SBrick compatible (replaces receiver, remote and pole reverser) Bodywork dimensions in studs: length 61 studs (without rear spoiler); width 25 studs (without mirrors); height 15,5 studs - openable doors - easily removable rear spoiler and engine hood - custom stickers corresponding the looks of the real cars - roll cage under the roof - Technic panels count: 51 “Silberpfeil” livery - #6 Robert Wickens The new orange parts from the 42056 set allowed replicating the distinguished color scheme of this nice livery. I like especially that the round shaped roof could be made using the 13x3 bowed panels. Unfortunately Silver beams and panels are not really available, so these parts have been made in white. The stickers with the particular energy tin make it very special IMO. “AMG” livery - #3 Paul di Resta The white/black color combo may seem nothing spectacular nowadays, but with the slight red accents and the stickers in particular it makes an equal counterpart to the other variant. The roof couldn´t be built the same way and its shape turned out a bit different, unfortunately the new 13x3 bowed panels, to be released in 2H in black color, were too far on the horizon during the design process. Anyway the overall parts availability is great and I guess this version will be the preferred option for most who want to rebuild it. And here the mandatory videos: More pictures can be seen at my bricksafe. Instructions and stickers are available. Enjoy and have fun !