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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!
About this creation

Basic information:

  • 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.

Thanks for visiting!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  February 4, 2014
And because off this you become one of my favourite builders
 I made it 
  September 25, 2013
Thanks Scott! :) It has already a Cuusoo account. You can find the link under the last picture!
 I like it 
  September 24, 2013
I have always wanted to make an RC LEGO truck, but thought that it would only work on a very large scale. I never thought to use the trailer for power, pretty awesome idea. Do you have to make a Cusso account to vote for it? I don't often buy sets (save my money for parts) but I'd buy this one! Only thing is it rather slow, although though if it went as fast as I'd want it would be imposable to control! XD Epic job!
 I like it 
  July 23, 2013
Amazing! I love all the details and two seat cab that you managed to fit in with all of the motors and steering.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2012
Köszi szépen! :) Hát igen, eltartott egy ideig, mire elég lassú lett, meg el is fért!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2012
Most láttam klikk fórumon,hogy neked ilyen is van.Jöttem is kommentálni. :) Nem értem,hogy siklottam el fölötte idáig... Nagyon tetszik már maga az ötlet is,de leginkább a kormányozhatóság megoldása viszi nálam a pálmát.Gyanítom azzal elmolyoltál egy darabig. :)
 I like it 
  August 8, 2012
that's awesome
 I like it 
  July 22, 2012
It is ingenious!!! In 2010 I wanted to build a rc truck in minifig scale, but I ran into the problem of steering and I procrastinated the project. Now, you have given me an idea! I does not like so much the style of your truck, but the function is simply smart: 5/5!
 I made it 
  July 19, 2012
Thanks for the nice comments! :)
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Wow! That scale is incredible! I can't believe that it is even smaller than LP technic's vehicles! It doesn't seem that the steering is a big problem; you would have to steer for quite a long time for it to break.
  May 13, 2012
Great job, this is an excellent entry for the SPECIAL DELIVERY CONTEST. Your usage for scale + power functions is amazing.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2012
it s impressive! I m sure you ll find a way to make it better, it s just too hot!
 I like it 
  May 9, 2012
This is superb! And and LDD file, you are too kind!
 I like it 
  May 8, 2012
Wow!!! That is really cool how you packed everything into such small space!!! 10/5
 I like it 
  March 31, 2012
i like this truck very detailed for such a small scale moc keep up the good work
 I like it 
  March 13, 2012
I'm always fascinated by minifig-sized MOCs with Technic details. The steering mechanism is brilliant. Functionality doesn't sacrifice look. Excellent work!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2012
Thanks for sharing the Lego Digital Designer (LDD) .lxf file! You could probably eliminate the "oversteering" problem by replacing the 24-tooth Technic Gear behind the truck cab with a similarly-sized 60c01 "Technic, Gear 24 Tooth Clutch": http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=60c01 . The internal clutch slips and prevents the motor from overpowering the front steering.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2012
You have to be at least 18 years old to create a project in cuusoo!
 I like it 
  February 7, 2012
Wow. Excellent miniature engineering! Stunning stuff, I'm so impressed that you've managed this at this scale!
  February 7, 2012
Hi ;). Click on 'My Page' at the top of the home page. Then click 'create project’ on your own page. I see you have a profile pic so you should be able to upload images. Good luck buddy :)
  February 7, 2012
Hi Gabor. I assume you can not upload your images? I had the same problem. You need to reduce the size of your photo. I went to the photo I want in Mocpages, saved the image to my desktop, then uploaded that image to cuusoo. Hope that helps. Let me know if not. I will follow you and support too. Good luck
 I made it 
  February 7, 2012
Thanks everybody very much!
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
Gabor, I think this is really great stuff and deserves much more good ratings. To squeeze all this PF gear into a truck and to get it going like this is amazing (since I started with some Technic stuff last year I know what I'm talking about). As far as I know only very few comparable vehicles exist. I'd wish there would be more sophisticated minifig scale vehicles like this to bring some movement in those quiet Lego towns! I am very impressed.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
Wow! That is pretty awesome! All the functions in that compact of a space, This is a very good build. I like how you did the drive with the differential. I also like the steering, that is genius! 5/5!
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
Wow, that's great! You've introduced so many functions into this 6-wide truck! And it really looks cool, too. The best thing for me is that all the functions are almost invisible. If there wasn't the IR receiver on the top nobody would notice the RC system. And take your time to figure out how to fix your "problem" with the steering and I bet you'll find a solution. I'd say this one is already a milestone. As far as I know you've made the first 6-wide RC model on MOCpages. That alone is a lot to be proud of! Great job! :-))
 I like it 
  February 5, 2012
This is a sleek looking truck, you have integrated the pf's perfectly into this model without sacrificing looks. Great job.
Gabor Horvath
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kenneth rattledge
  February 4, 2012
impressed at how you managed to cram that all in such a small truck.
 I made it 
  February 4, 2012
Quoting Andy L Your steering system is genius. I can't believe that a truck of this size can actually drive and steer without any sacrifice in looks. Superb work as always but this is definitely your best.
OK, OK, it's my best, but there is no perfect thing in the world :) Thanks for your comment!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Your steering system is genius. I can't believe that a truck of this size can actually drive and steer without any sacrifice in looks. Superb work as always but this is definitely your best.
 I made it 
  February 4, 2012
Quoting Senator. Chincilla . Very clever, although a clutch gear might have made the steering... survivable? =) The back with all the gears looks great!
The clutch gear wouldn't be good. It is stronger, than the two round bricks, which keep the steering machine (gear rack, front wheels) on the chassis. There is only one method: I have to steer very carefully. Thanks for your comment!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
This is an incredible little truck! I love it and WANT ONE!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Cramming that much in at that scale is most impressive, great stuff!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  February 4, 2012
Thanks everyone! I'm very happy, that you like it!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Very clever, although a clutch gear might have made the steering... survivable? =) The back with all the gears looks great!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Very cool truck and great video! It was a lot of fun to watch. :-) Building an RC model in system including PF is one of the hardest things to do, because one loophole in the construction is funest, like you discovered with the steering. Considering this was your first model with a serious amount of engineering involved, you did a great job! I'm sure next time will be even better. ;-)
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Hi Gabor!Hope you are well,this truck is just brilliant!R/C truck in such a small scale!You managed to fit all this equipment perfectly!Keep up the great work!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Congratulations you've been blogged http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
awsome! this is amazing! 5/5
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Szép, a kormányzás különösen
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
This so impressive and really clever!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Hi Gabor, this is an absolutely fantastic moc. I can’t believe you have crammed all those power functions and technic goodies into such a small package. This really is insanely good especially the diff and steering. The video is great – I love the scene where it is pulling your older creations hahaha. Amazing stuff.
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
impressive..
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Just brillian that you can get Power Functions in such a small truck!!! The interior looks awesome!!!5/5 :-)
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Now that is exceptional packaging! Very well engineered. 5/5
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
WOW! it was a long time since you posted anything. i was afraid you went to the dark ages. But this was unexpected. You have amazed me with this the most! GOOD WORK,Ol chap! :D
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
My goodness, this is FANTASTIC! Could take only a short look, will come back later. WOOOOOW!
 
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