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Recovery Vehicle [Motorized]
Vehicle 3 With Power Functions! (and Video)
About this creation
Intact !

My newest toy, this creation is actually the result of many previous creations that contributed in building Idea's and designs (such as my Arctic Explorer and Scorpion Tank).
The chassis is fully motorized, it is an improved version of my old Scorpion tank design, which only used one motor and therefor could only drive straight.
This one has two M-Motors allowing the vehicle to turn and/or drive straight.

Before I go on some pictures: (video at the end of this page)


This vehicle is tagged "3", you may have noticed I already have a number 4. Perhaps there could be more vehicles on the way...












On the rear track pods there are two hook cables attached for pulling other vehicles out of trouble.




Access to the batterybox switch.


Starboard entrance.


This ladies and gentlemen is...a thing...the vehicle has two of them and uses them to do...complex operations... :D




Without the pod covers, which were originally made to act as armor to protect against enemy fire but since this isn't a war vehicle they now protect against falling rocks and rubble.


On this picture you can see one of the M-motors, I recently got the Technic Crawler which means I have now two L-Motors at my disposal.. I could use those instead of the M-motors but it's actually not really needed, it already performs pretty well.



How does it perform ?




Some explanation is needed I think,
as you would have seen the vehicle is slow, that has nothing to do with its weight or anything, it's simply because of the construction, I used worm-wormwheel gears for a more compact construction (which is definitely needed in a vehicle this small). This gave a speed reduction of 1/8.
This results in a low speed but high torque.
it drives best on a rough surface such as frozen earth as seen in the video, a carpet is also great terrain (a pile of clothes. Because it has much torque you'd think it's an excellent climber, however it only climbs on a rough surface, everyone who has used lego tracks before will know that they don't have a lot of grip, I tried driving it on a sloped plank but it sled down.

The dissadvantage of rough surfaces however is that the vehicle shows difficulty with turning then, this might be because the center of turning, which is in the middle of the vehicle doesn't have tracks, a dissadvantage of the quadro track set-up.

Overall I'm pleased with its performance, I might do some modifications later.
I hope you like it



Comments

 I like it 
  November 20, 2014
Very cool looking moc!
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  November 19, 2014
That's brilliant. A MOC after my own heart, with its colourful sci-fi themes and RC Power Functions. I like your simple but effective solution to mounting, springing and powering the four sets of tracks.
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  March 22, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 15, 2013
Quoting corey lopez Looks like a decent rescue vehicle that can battle most terrain. Im still not so sure what the top part is used for. Just a few ideas, if you ever want to change it or make other variants, adding a snowplow on the front, put end caps on the 2 outer items and call them fuel tanks, or take off the top item and rework the back part to transport rescuers and/ or rescuees. I don't know how the inner back portion is made, thus I'm not sure if you can rework the back. All in all, its a good vehicle with many possibilities.
Thank you for the constructive feedback, I'm definitely not done with this moc yet, the top crane is indeed a bit unfinished and not really functional, I like the snowplow Idea, I might make one that is easy to attach/detach. Transporting anything in the back would be difficult because of teh Receiver and cables but I could maybe make it look like there is a transport compartiment. For now I'm looking to change the colorscheme a bit, there's a bit too much red near the outer fuel tanks.
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  March 14, 2013
Looks like a decent rescue vehicle that can battle most terrain. Im still not so sure what the top part is used for. Just a few ideas, if you ever want to change it or make other variants, adding a snowplow on the front, put end caps on the 2 outer items and call them fuel tanks, or take off the top item and rework the back part to transport rescuers and/ or rescuees. I don't know how the inner back portion is made, thus I'm not sure if you can rework the back. All in all, its a good vehicle with many possibilities.
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  March 2, 2013
That's great! But umm... could you make me one that can get a beer of the fridge? ~ Chris.
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  February 27, 2013
That is just awesome.
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  February 26, 2013
I'm thoroughly impressed that this can drive on snow.
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  February 25, 2013
Not only is it good-looking, but it is moving.
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  February 24, 2013
Great look and function! Very cool.
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  February 24, 2013
Super cool!
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  February 24, 2013
Now that looks fun! Wicked build :-)
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  February 24, 2013
looks like it would be fun to play with! Great job looks great and RC!
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  February 24, 2013
Amazing details and functionality!
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  February 24, 2013
Great job. Regarding the grip and steering problems at Lego tracks, there is one simple solution, but not very nice one: clamp series of thin rubber cross-bands in the gaps between track members on the outer side of the track. Grip and steering on soft and smooth surfaces will improve dramatically. This is not totally illegal move, as some Lego sets contain thin rubber bands, so it can be considered as Lego part.
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  February 24, 2013
Awesome. The vehicle looks like it can't get destroyed that easily in nature!
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  February 24, 2013
Quoting Philippe Moisan Great look! I would like to see it turn.
I updated the page with another video where it turns ;)
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  February 23, 2013
Great look! I would like to see it turn.
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  February 23, 2013
Very nice, I wouldn't guess it to have a motor by looking at it. You've hid all the wires and stuff, which is good.
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  February 23, 2013
Great mix of technic and regular lego blocks. It makes me want to get some lego motors or at least chop some regular electric motors to work with LEGO.
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  February 23, 2013
Wicked! How about carpet padding, that type of material, going up and over various obstacles? I bet it would have enough grip for the treads. Nice design here, Chief, it looks like something they should have for disaster zones.
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  February 23, 2013
Very impressive! Motorized stuff always adds a whole new level of coolness.
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  February 23, 2013
Quoting Sebeus I 31 per pod making a total of 124, I'm not sure how many there will be in the CAD, I have my tracks from the TIE Crawler, I also bought that set just for the tracks.
Thanks, sir. Very smart ;)
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  February 23, 2013
Quoting Ape Fight Saw this on The Lego Car Blog earlier today, awesome to see it on MOCpages. Love the design, future-y but realistic too. 5 stars : )
Thanks, cool to see it on the Lego Car Blog, I was very surprised :)
Quoting Dave Benson Excellent! Quite rare seeing something motorized from you.
I make a lot of motorized creations but I only post few of them because the majority are just experiments, purely functional without good looks.
Quoting TX-008 1998 That looks very interesting. I planned to build one later this year. I'm gonna buy the Star Wars CAD from June because of the track pieces. How many track pieces did you use, may I ask?
31 per pod making a total of 124, I'm not sure how many there will be in the CAD, I have my tracks from the TIE Crawler, I also bought that set just for the tracks.
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  February 23, 2013
Awesome design! Power functions are decently easy to implement in a functional design, but to implement them in a functional design AND a good-looking creation is difficult...but it def looks like you've mastered it!
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  February 23, 2013
very good looking thunderbird like vehicle, a nice upgrade!
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  February 23, 2013
That looks very interesting. I planned to build one later this year. I'm gonna buy the Star Wars CAD from June because of the track pieces. How many track pieces did you use, may I ask?
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  February 23, 2013
Excellent! Quite rare seeing something motorized from you.
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  February 23, 2013
Saw this on The Lego Car Blog earlier today, awesome to see it on MOCpages. Love the design, future-y but realistic too. 5 stars : )
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
That is so cool! Looks great and works well.
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  February 23, 2013
Quoting Sebeus I You're back at a motorized ship ??? I still haven't found out how to open cannon hatches without external gears/technics
I did figure how to make the external gears invisible. (You simple cover them up with brick's. Like a small window that's curving out of the main hull) This however is just a theory. (But it should solve the problem)
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Wow.
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  February 23, 2013
Quoting Morthen P I know its made for terrain. But. you should change some gears, and give it more speed =) Really nice job on this one. I wouldn't mind being rescued by it. Im currently working on a Motorized Pirate Ship. Which means, im ahead of you again. HEHE. Great job 6/5
Thanks, there's not exactly a lot of space to change gears and you can't reverse a worm-wormwheel set, those only work in one direction. You're back at a motorized ship ??? I still haven't found out how to open cannon hatches without external gears/technics
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  February 23, 2013
I know its made for terrain. But. you should change some gears, and give it more speed =) Really nice job on this one. I wouldn't mind being rescued by it. Im currently working on a Motorized Pirate Ship. Which means, im ahead of you again. HEHE. Great job 6/5
 
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