Excellent work for a first build of a chassis. I checkout out your completed Apollo, which as many stated, keep practicing and you will be up there with the best one day.
As a technic builder myself, I can offer a few practical ways to help keep the chassis rigid. Firstly, if you have them, adding one more spring to each wheel makes a big difference, also sometimes the angle at which they are attached can make a difference on how easily they can be pushed downwards by the car's weight.
Having two different setups for the suspension on either end can cause problems when joining the sections especially if they don't line up, and would need a heap of pieces to make it join and to be rigid, and would add more weight.
I also found that continuous rows of beams joined together from front to rear is the strongest, and that strength comes from that continuity rather than say building the front and rear halves, then attaching them to the gearbox, and not directly to each other.
I might try and upload a few images to better explain what I mean. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next MOC!
Wow this is a technical feast! Looks really good! It is too wide and the wheels look too small but other than that it's a very clever build. I like the Gumpert Appolo. I look forward to seeing the finished article!
Wow, that's really big! Great Technic functions, this chassis has all a Technic geek needs: Engine, suspension, steering and a gearbox and each of them is working! But it's really big, I even think too big for those wheels. Anyway, it's a great base for further projects. Great job! :-))
Hi Thomas, looking very good so far. A lot of technical goodies (suspension is GREAT) , and you also work on the design (as with the enigine and exhaust). keep on moccing, this is going to be a great one!
PS: Mortalswordsman is a bit right that the car is wide. In my experience, it is always possible to narrow down by two studs. ( a whole lot of work, but possible). I think two studs will do the thing already. If you choose a vehicle to build, try to find some technical data and measurements. Then you can calculate in advance how long, or how wide your car s to be.