RC Daf Truck . Well, this is my newest creation, an RC minifig scaled Daf truck. I had been working on it in the last few weeks. Now it's ready! It was a real challange for me to use power functions in this small scale or to make the video. Hope you like it! .
Length of the whole truck: 44 studs
Length of the trailer: 34 studs
Width: 10 studs (with mirrors)
Height: 30.5 plates
Steering: PF M-Motor
Driving: PF M-Motor
This picture shows a part of the mechanism of the steering, the cardan joints, which bring the power from the motor.
The tractor is based on my old Daf truck, but I had to make some modifications on the cabin, because the chassis is completely new.
Here you can see the interior, two seats in a six stud wide cabin. It was very important to me to make enough place for the minifigs.
The remote control. On the left side there is the ahead-aback lever. On the right there is the steering wheel. First it was only a lever too, but it was difficult to memorize, which direction is right or left, So I convered the motion into spinning.
The angle of the tractor and the trailer can’t be more than approximately 45 degrees because of the cardan joint.
Bottomview, it has a spare wheel, too.
The drive comes from the motor on the left of the picture, through the axle in the foreground to the differential. Then it becomes faster through the light brown and the black gears, then becomes slower through the worm screws. Only one wheel is drived on each side. I think diffi is necessary to avoid creaking in the bends and the convolution of the axles and there is enough place, so why not? The wheels are 7 stud wide. It increases the stability and makes the driving more reliable. The other two wheels (they are not drived) are own-built. They don’t bring weight, they are a little bit smaller, so the tires aren’t tight. If they brought some weight, they would steel it from the drived wheels. The result would be, that the truck couldn’t go. (I tried it, and I had to remake the truck endless times)
Chassis of the tractor.
Well, it’s not my best work. It has some faults. Most of these are in connection the steering. Sometimes the mechanism under the cabin gets loose, and if I keep the steering wheel out of the middle position too much time, it destroy the construction. This short video shows it.
I made the steering very slow, so it’s easy to steer exactly.
Another problem is to switch on the truck, because the axles of the steering are above the battery box, but it’s not too irritating to me.
I made an other longer video, which shows the truck in action, to make this was the other hard period of this MOC. Find enough large linoleum, put the lamps into good positions, wait for the sunshine, set up the background, make a camera tripod (from elastic bands and a small lamp, which was adjustable), etc. I’m very proud of it, hope you like, too.
You can find this truck on Lego Ideas. If you would like to buy as a Lego set and play with, please support! It only takes a few minutes! :)
I made an LDD file, but it removed 4 elements from the model and I don't know witch 4.
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