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RC Mercedes Citaro
Hi everyone! This is my third tiny RC with two M motors, an IR receiver, a battery box and a working and realistic articulated part! It's 47 stud or 37,5 cm long, only 6 stud wide and contains approximately 800 pieces! Hope you like it! :)
About this creation

Video

It shows us the inside, how the motors work, you can see the bus in action and the articulated part during operation!



There are some photos here, they show the whole bus:







Unfortunately there is no place for passengers and driver.














You can see a picture of the real bus here!

Driving and steering





Steering works very well! The bus has no problems in the tight bends of the lego road plates. The chance of the oversteering is still alive, but not too dangerous! If you steer too much, the windows stop the gear rack, the motor rises the roof a little together with some gears, a split grows in the transmission, so the motor can spin freely. You can repair it easily: push the roof back!



The bus is full of interesting building techniques. The front and the back contains a lot of upside-down pieces and the doors are vertical.



The articulated part

It was the most difficult part of the building, so I'm very proud of it! :) First I tried to use technic 2 long liftarms, but they didn't move realistically. They were very ugly in the bends and in straight, too. I wanted the parts of this part to move smoothly and to stay in the middle. Finally I put into the first part of the bus two pneumatic tubes by two of these elements. At the back the tubes are held by two technic hole. The distance between the two parts of the bus is changing, so the tubes have to slide a little.



This is a part of the articulated part. You can see the spaces of the tubes. The cabel of the receiver goes to the battery box through the 2X3 whole, too.



On the bottomview you can see the cardan joint, which holds the weight of the back, it pulls the back part and if you reverse, it helps you to drive. (the tubes are very flexible, so they are unpredictable, too :)








If you like my bus and you want to play with it at home, please support on Lego Ideas. You can find my other two tiny RCs here and here! Supporting takes only one minute!



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! :)

Gabor


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

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  February 4, 2014
I like it, minifig size and functioning GREAT
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  November 18, 2013
Don't know how I missed this one. This is fantastic. How you manage to pack power functions into such relatively small vehicles is very clever and no easy thing. I really like the articulation and how you've managed to cover the cardan joint. Very good work.
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  September 14, 2013
Thank you all of you! :)
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  September 14, 2013
Great idea of combining power functions in the city theme! Excellent hidden und body work!
Gabor Horvath
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Luis Eduardo López V.
  May 20, 2013
Wow!!! Great job!!!
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  April 9, 2013
This is an amazing set! I supported it on Cuusoo!
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  March 19, 2013
Thanks for your comment! I'm happy, that this model helps you! :)
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  March 18, 2013
Seriously amazing work on the steering. I managed many years ago to put RC in something this size, but it was horribly unreliable. Next attempt will be based entirely on this magnificent solution.
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  January 27, 2013
Quoting Sasa Spasic
Thanks! :)
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  January 26, 2013
Nice one.I would like to see him in action!
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  January 21, 2013
Thank you both of you! :)
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  January 17, 2013
very beautiful and realistic bus it's difficult to build a model with power functions almost in mini-fig scale
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  January 6, 2013
Excellent bus!I love it and the fact it has R/C features.Well done :D
 I made it 
  January 6, 2013
Thanks for the kind comments! :)
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  January 3, 2013
It's a shame that i missed this brilliant creation from you Gabor. It's absolute stunning work with loads of details. You nailed it! So many functions and details, great. This bus is the best i've ever seen here on mocpages, i think. Very well done buddy :)
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  January 3, 2013
happy new year! wow! the presentation is top notch, music, and one of those instances where seing a video makes you understand the real potential of a piece, I found your 'link' system elegant, but, nothing prepared me for the flexibility you acheived, the refinement of this piece is testament to your obsession for perfection, it s all kinds of great, if I can suggest something, since your bus is very precise, a route layout would impress even more, as I saw how good you are at driving it, I imagined you parking it, just a tought, best bus indeed!
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  January 1, 2013
...4432 is a cool little set. We are a pair of big kids. :). Loving this creation by the way - a mix of technic and city is a very good combo.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Thank you very much for the comments and the supports! I'm very happy that you like it! :)
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  January 1, 2013
Sorry for the delayed comment, but better late then never! (Dutch saying :D) A great bus! I remember these buses because the Citaro 2000-2005 mode (this one) is used a lot in my town. Now they have the 2008 models. And how can you squeeze all of the PF in this minibus? And that articulated part... Wow... Best bus here on MOCPages for sure!
 I like it 
  December 30, 2012
Wow this is so wow! What a fantastic model.
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  December 29, 2012
Brilliant. So functional, so handsome and yet so small. Perfect - no wonder it showed up on The Lego Car Blog! Congrats.
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  December 29, 2012
Without all the technic stuff it would be a nice bus. It's very impressive how you managed to put the motors inside and to connect the two elements without making compromises for the shape. Supported!
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  December 29, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  December 28, 2012
Nagyon tetszik ha a vezető állásban ülne egy minifig az lenne a non plusz ultra. Gratulálok.
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  December 27, 2012
Wow! You are truly a master at building these tiny RC cars. A lot of ingenious building techniques in there. Love it! 5 smilies!
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  December 27, 2012
Amazing, you done an great job,how fast can it drive?
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  December 27, 2012
Zseniális! Talán az eddigi legjobb RC Lego amivel találkoztam.
 I made it 
  December 27, 2012
Thanks for the nice comments! Glad you like it! :)
 I like it 
  December 27, 2012
SO awesome! I need one of these :-D Fantastic piece of work, there's no end to all the accurate brilliant details and ingenious functions on this bus. And in minifig-scale!
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  December 27, 2012
This is genius!!! You are now one of my favorite builders... I love the articulated part, great that it still actually works with the RC!
Gabor Horvath
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Chris Melby
  December 26, 2012
Seriously, at this scale, this MOC is absolutely world class. It's the whole package, looks, function, and cool. Z
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  December 26, 2012
Really great techniques, and certainly for that scale, I want to express it as: WOW!!! :-)
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  December 26, 2012
Great, the bus looks very realistic and you put a lot of technics inside. The lights on the front and on the rear are well built.
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  December 26, 2012
Stunning! That's not a word often associated with bendy buses, haha!
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  December 26, 2012
Great bus, the techniques for the front and rear look really good! The the functions and articulation are really impressive!
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  December 26, 2012
Fascinating! :)
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  December 26, 2012
Very impressive! I especially like the way you did the steering! Probably your best MOC so far!
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  December 26, 2012
excellent build well done
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  December 26, 2012
Superbly done! I like how all the gears and mechanical bits are visible working through the windows.
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  December 26, 2012
Whoa! Another fantastic RC MOC from you buddy! Now this is really amazing - looks great and has all those functions! The articulation is very well done, and I love the front. Great presentation, too! Really a stunning build!
 I like it 
  December 26, 2012
The articulation is really good, very tight engineering! :) Btw, I've posted my first motorized car as promised, take a look ;)
 I like it 
  December 26, 2012
Fantastic work. So clever to cram all this into a small moc. Love the lights and articulated section.
 
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