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Technic (almost) RC car
theoretically it should work...
About this creation
Yes, I tried some lego technic,
it would have been better with the newer technic parts but hey, you can't keep buying more and more lego (wait...actually you can...)
Anyway,
I made a complete car, with the remote control I can make it steer and make its motor run.
But there's a small problem...
The car is too heavy, the motor is not strong enough to make it ride.

Because I didn't have those universal joints I wasn't able to test it before, the car was almost complete when I ordered the joints,
it was pretty frustrating when I took the remote and saw the car moving only a millimeter.
its steering mechanism works perfect on the other hand.

My plan is too take out the gearbox first (to reduce friction) and then I test again, if it doesn't get a decent speed I'll remove some superflues things, like its pneumatic doors and probably its covering sidepanels.

The result will be a car skeleton, it will be ugly but it will be able to ride.

because I like the way it looks now I took pictures and here they are;






...stupid cat,...always laying in the way...




























































































































































































































I hope you like it,
and, do not try this at home,
because it doesn't ride



Comments

 I like it 
  January 23, 2013
Hello there, you know instead of using 1 motor like for instance 1 Power functions M-Motor, just use two or three motors if needed. Same goes for the XL-Motor but you may need more than one battery in order to power it.
 I like it 
  December 3, 2009
I love it!!
Sebeus I
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Rtas 'Vadum
  October 25, 2009
What motors did you use? The smaller motors spin faster, but the larger motors have more power. Also, the gearbox probably jammed or made to much friction. Make it as simple as possible, but make it look complex enough so people respect your technic building skills.
 I like it 
  October 11, 2009
I like the detail and the remot control
 I like it 
  July 19, 2009
The angles you created in the rear and front of the car make it, how to describe it... it's like the swooshability that's in certain spaceships, but you've caught it in a car, vrooom!
 I like it 
  May 21, 2009
Nice car!what a pity that the car can't drive. I had that problem when I made my garbage truck. But now the my garbage truck works!!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2009
Heel mooi! Is het dat moeilijk te maken van het hele technic frame?
 I made it 
  May 20, 2009
Quoting Tyler Reid I like the design. A few tips on technic RC cars. make them small and simple. If it will be big, try to avoid u-joints, you will break them (I broke 3 on one car). No gear box, they add lots of friction and take away lots of power, Make the gearing as simple as possible and find a good balance between speed and torque. I have built a 1/13 scale DAF semi that weighed 8 pounds and was able to make it work perfectly with one XL motor with the right gearing. good luck and I hope you're able to get your car working properly.
I'm working on a new design already but I need the U-joints because it HAS to have that independent suspension, I'm making the car for a schoolproject so...
 I like it 
  May 20, 2009
I like the design. A few tips on technic RC cars. make them small and simple. If it will be big, try to avoid u-joints, you will break them (I broke 3 on one car). No gear box, they add lots of friction and take away lots of power, Make the gearing as simple as possible and find a good balance between speed and torque. I have built a 1/13 scale DAF semi that weighed 8 pounds and was able to make it work perfectly with one XL motor with the right gearing. good luck and I hope you're able to get your car working properly.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2009
That is one freakin' cool car!
 I like it 
  May 13, 2009
Helemaal té gek! Ik vind de lampjes achterop de auto heel gaaf!
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
That's great! I don't have a decent motor, so I can't make a working car. As a technic car, it's nice! I love the doors and the steering. I myself get frustrated when I make a giant creation with my only motor and it doesn't move...
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
It's so cool that I'm a bit that it doesn't work. Excellent job, though.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
SWEET! This is the best creation since the Bendy Straw!
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
Awesome!!! I like the steering, you must be a very good builder to incorporate a motor and steering system. Shame that it is too heavy...maybe LegoŽ sell a more powerful motor?
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
Nice- turning frontwheels are great- and so are other features - now you just have to make it ride, if you want to improve it, otherwise is excellent.
 I made it 
  May 12, 2009
Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber Very good Technic design, it's your first Technic? I don't remember you made any before... any way you did good all around your car, but still you have to try to make it move, mabe remove some parts will do the job... any way keep on the good work, and about your question for the challenge, yes you can, no problem >>> peace.. Firas
awesome, I have this great idea for a moc, you'll see
 I made it 
  May 12, 2009
Quoting JAMS JAMS The problem with models of this scale, and driving them, is gear slip. If you really want to make this car drive at a decent speed, I would take a PF XL motor, a couple knob wheels, and a 24tooth gear, and output the XL directly onto the differential. I've used this method on MOCs that are 2 or 3 times the size of yours and it works. Gear boxes, and all that reduction and friction is great for realism, if you want to push the car around... but if you want to make it drive like an RC car, then you need to forget all of that. The simpler, the better, the faster, the more reliable.
you're right, there are too many gears between the motor and differential. I'll have to buy that XL motor.
  May 12, 2009
The problem with models of this scale, and driving them, is gear slip. If you really want to make this car drive at a decent speed, I would take a PF XL motor, a couple knob wheels, and a 24tooth gear, and output the XL directly onto the differential. I've used this method on MOCs that are 2 or 3 times the size of yours and it works. Gear boxes, and all that reduction and friction is great for realism, if you want to push the car around... but if you want to make it drive like an RC car, then you need to forget all of that. The simpler, the better, the faster, the more reliable.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
I really like this : ) great technical features. I don't think he body flows very well but it's good enough. Perhaps use the chassis for the basis of an off-roader? Then gearing it down to a crawler gear would mean it can drive and would be OK. Nice job overall, I hope you get it running!
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
Very good Technic design, it's your first Technic? I don't remember you made any before... any way you did good all around your car, but still you have to try to make it move, mabe remove some parts will do the job... any way keep on the good work, and about your question for the challenge, yes you can, no problem >>> peace.. Firas
 I like it 
  May 11, 2009
wow! looks like a buggy from the back. awesome. i too have made a lego rc car in 10 wide which does 4mph or 80mph if it were real
 I like it 
  May 11, 2009
Kudos for taking on the task of a technic build! A nice looking design. As far as the motor issue goes...we'll just say it's a metaphor for internet DSL!
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  May 11, 2009
I like the construction, but I'm sorry it won't move fast.
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  May 11, 2009
Hey Sebeus, I am building a remote control PF motorized tank at the moment. This looks really nice btw, you have talent in Technic and System building. I am trying to reduce the weight of my tank so that it will move as fast as possible. The functional difference between my tank and your car is that it will be a skid steer vehicle powered by two XL motors and that it will be much smaller, so it should be pretty speedy.
 
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