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PostSubject: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:41 pm




I've wanted to make my own trial truck for quite some time,and I've finally built one, using only a simple m-motor engine and a very simple steering mechanism (That unfortunately breaks rather commonly.)

Now I need to know whether you think I should keep the windshield, or leave the space empty, like most trial trucks are like.
Also, if there are any other changes you think I should make, feel free to suggest them.

Video is coming. SIT... TIGHT!

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Here are some pictures to go with it.


I decided to scratch the windshields; I like it better without them.

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How do you like the new look?

Video is coming soon!
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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:11 pm

Cool! This is a really neat design, and I'm always happy to see smaller Technic models. It definitely looks better without the windshield, and the wipers are a nice touch.

My only recommendation is that you move the battery pack onto the truck- either in the back, or standing up behind the cab. That way (especially with the latter option), you'll be able to use the weight of the batteries to increase the trucks traction, instead of simply dragging them behind. That doesn't appear to be a problem whizzing around on a flat surface; but if you want to call this a trial truck, it should be capable of a little more.

Oh, and major points for embedding the video.

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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:20 pm

Oo I luv this! Mwa Mwa! lol

I would have to agree with Man in the trashcan Wink

With putting the battery pack on the truck. I would also add a black brick covering around the battery pack, but it could be a little hard.

(I just comented on this because Dr. Jay told me too in the c-box) Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:33 pm

Good idea on the losing the trailer; I had to use one of those hulking weight bricks in the back to give it the traction is right now.
The only problem is that it leaves little room in the flatbed.

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That doesn't appear to be a problem whizzing around on a flat surface; but if you want to call this a trial truck, it should be capable of a little more.
I didn't think to get shots of it, but it actually drives over small objects pretty well. Well, at least the tires can. The motor for the engine is so low, if anything larger than a pea gets underneath the belly, the motor will get it's fat butt in the way and slow down or stop the truck completely.
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I would also add a black brick covering around the battery pack, but it could be a little hard.
I don't want to way it down too much, though.
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Oh, and major points for embedding the video.
Thanks, I've been wanting to for a long time.

Thanks for the comments, guys!
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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:47 pm

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Tell me what you guys think of the new look.
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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:09 pm

It looks a lot more like a trial truck now; nice work.

The only thing I can still suggest is that the front wheels be the same as the back ones, but I'm well aware that LEGO sometimes only provides wheels in pairs.

Next step: some mega suspension! :]

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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:13 pm

^Agreed. Nice job on this, looks great.

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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:14 pm

Looks amazing, you just need some big off road tires on it.

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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:12 pm

Thanks, guys.

I have plenty of those balloon tires, but the problem is that I'll have to widen the space underneath the cockpit, and then probably limit the amount of "turnage" to be allowed to the steering system.

And I'm not sure about the suspension... I'd really need to pump up my Technic collection if I want to make that.
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PostSubject: Re: MOC WIP: Utility Truck (Now Apocafied)   Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:16 pm

I think I've found your problem.

So far as I can tell from this picture, you've attached the wheels to the wrong part of the rack and pinion assembly. When designing a steering mechanism, it's very important to get the pivot point as close to the centre of the wheel as possible. Often, though, settling for having it on the edge of the wheel is also good. The designs necessary for perfect steering are complicated.

In this case, moving the wheels to the right by two studs (and subsequently moving the assembly left) should reduce the space the wheels take up turning.

If my droning doesn't quite explain it, let me know and I'll quickly build a diagram.

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