This is my Seventh LEGO RC MOC. It was completed on 2/20/2014. It features Drive, Steering, 5-Cylinder Engine, and Lights. This is also my first model to use the 88000 AAA Battery Box.
About this creation
After the success with my Monster Truck, I thought about making a very light and very fast model. I was not happy with that because it lacked torque, and it is powered from the AAA Battery Box which doesn't last very long. I could have gotten the Rechargeable Battery which has the same dimensions as the AAA Battery Box, but it is extremely expensive, and you still have to get the charger which is about half of the Rechargeable Battery's price. Also, it might not power the motors as fast as it runs on a lower voltage than standard batteries.
I knew the model was going to be small, so I made a very simple drivetrain with sideways portal axle hubs from the 9398 set so it can be an attachment point for the body, and it is driven with a single L-Motor. I've had problems with having enough yellow pieces on my Pick-Up Truck model but surprisingly this model had enough yellow pieces for its body. The 5-Cylinder (A V8 would be better but I do not have enough cylinders) engine is driven with another L-Motor (A M-Motor would be less power consuming but I am having problems with its wire) and is pretty impressive when motorized, and I think because the motor is on the same outlet as the propulsion motor pushing it forward rotates the piston engine, although there is no mechanical connections between the wheels and the engine. The chassis is small, so it bends a bit, but not noticeably. The front is designed like a traditional Hot Rod, and the doors can't open after many experiments with them in previous MOCs I've decided to abandon opening doors on my MOCs until further experiences, although opening doors is simple. Opening the doors means it exposes the mechanisms inside it, and the seats are small due to that reason. Its look wasn't perfect, but good enough.
Overall, I wasn't so happy with the model. It was slow, the AAA Batteries lacked power, and the model looks crude, like a cube over wheels. I simply feel like I've rushed on this model. However, you can expect better Hot Rod MOCs in the future.