Please excuse the distortion of the images due to mocpages ONLY ALLOWING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS!
About this creation
I've finally managed to build a truck trial vehicle that actually works! I am, to say the least, a bit pleased with myself. It doesn't look too bad either
As usual, several overall shots, but no history about the vehicle, as I don't know any! Apart from it developing 2700 Nm of torque from its 17.24 litre V8
Top, the cage is quite flexible, which helps when it rolls over
Bottom, mmm, gears
Side, I'll have to find some sort of cloth to go over that
The self levelling pendular suspension, as the front wheels rotate clockwise, the rear rotate anticlockwise along the axle, this means that it can be tilted to a higher angle than if the suspension was stabilised with shock absorbers, but they are slightly more fragile
A last minute attempt at the doors, they could be worse I suppose
The interior. Just use your imagination and pretend it looks good. I ran out of bits OK? and I couldn't find any pictures of the real one.
The steering goes through 10 gears and has a final ratio of 9:1
This is the front block that I used for drive and steering, which I nabbed from Sariel's Jeep Wrangler, he doesn't want credit but I'm giving it to him, because he deserves it. Mine is 2 studs wider, which puts the width out of proportion but it makes it more stable, and the wide wheel arches mean that I have not broken any Truck Trial rules
The rear block, also based on Sariel's Wrangler, but my version is stronger under a heavy load, and doesn't twist as easily
A little lookie at the pushrods which work the self levelling pendular suspension (great fun to say)
Final gear ratio for the drive is 20/12 x 20/12 x 24/8 = 8.333:1
Top speed is around 0.261 km/h
Highest ascent angle is 47°
I'll try and get videos soon
Credit to Sariel for the Axle block ideas and Sheepo for the suspension, thank you
Great looking and awesome performance! I particularly like the suspension system - great travel length! The interior is alright - it only needs an engine cover and a plate or two to form the dash board. Thanks for listing the performance specs! All in all, an absolutely brilliant truck easily capable of victory in the Dakar rally! :-)
Hi Ben. Thanks for your kind comments on my Jetfire. Its a shame that technic mocs dont seem to get the recognition they deserve (like this one). I am itching to build a technic car or bike, I hope to start one soon.
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Another great technic moc from you. Love the 'self levelling perpendicular suspension' :). The wheels slip in the rims!?! That is some serious torque you have created, it def deserves a video.
The rims slipping is just a problem with all 8297 tyres, thats why they're not preferred in truck trials so I used the wheel size down, and I'm putting the videos on now, I'm just trying to work out how