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RTV Rapid Track Vehicle
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About this creation
Hi-Speed, ultra light and agile tracked vehicle.
Featuring two XLs Motor for propulsion and tracks with awesome grip!



I searched for tracked vehicle that is light and agile, as a relaxation MOC, in a middle of big projects and I found a project from Roberto Rodricks, a fast and all terrain vehicle that can be used as a racer, a military vehicle or as a emergency vehicle.

I liked how futuristic it looks and that it does not have any unnecessary parts. Just cabin, and tracks.

I based my model on this and tried to make it a s close as possible.



It had to be very light, so I made strong, but flexible chassis, so I don't have to mount shock absorbers.
Chassis is U shaped, and it contains as little parts as it was possible. Everything is build with liftarms, and just a few bricks.

Motors was placed to the front. So all the weight is at front, so it can climb. I guess more than 85% of the wight is on the front. It has great climbing capabilities
Tracks are made of lots of rubber connectors, and are driven with total of four black 36 double bevel gears.



Receiver is placed at the back, so it has good visibility.

Cabin is from Town theme, from airplane. I just used front and back section, without the middle part.
It is sturdy and light. And it looks cool!
Cabin is mounted onto the chassis with long liftarms, which are mounted in a way that are flexible, so they act as absorbers when vehicle jumps and falls.



Battery is hidden inside the cabin. And it has really easy access, in a 3 seconds.

Off road capabilities are excellent!
It can climb over various obstacles, and go through grass and dirt with ease, thanks to 2 XL Monsters.

It is very hard for vehicle to tip over, because the cabin is designed to hit the floor when the vehicle is tilted to much, both at front and back.

Please take a look at the short video:



More info and pictures at my site:
www.ultimate-design.org



Comments

 I made it 
  May 15, 2014
Quoting Dave Benson Excellent work! The body does make it stand out a lot. Looked so funny when it nose dived :) Well done.
Thanks. I have plans for few more mocs with that body.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2014
Excellent work! The body does make it stand out a lot. Looked so funny when it nose dived :) Well done.
 I made it 
  May 3, 2014
Quoting Marin Stipkovic Pretty cool. Be sure to move the centre of gravity to the back of the new version. ;)
Hi Marin! Why do you think the center of gravity should be back? I tried very much to place it as forward as possible. Because that way (like real trial truck) it can stay on the ground without tipping when climbing. Thanks for your praise!
 I like it 
  May 3, 2014
Pretty cool. Be sure to move the centre of gravity to the back of the new version. ;)
 I made it 
  May 2, 2014
Thanks guys for all the great comments! Yes, I am in design process of building new faster and stronger one!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
NPU with the airplane cockpit.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Cool vehicule! Nice alternative to a 4x4 8-) 5/5
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Outstanding design, amazing vehicle! When i saw the first pic, i thought that it was some weird aircraft with nothing on it, but curiosity dragged me to se this monster! Hope you make a faster and more detailed version.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Wow! that is amazing!
  May 2, 2014
Woow! It is awesome. The track design is excellent and it has a lot of power. Would like to own one of these. Congrats on this impressive build. I like it very much!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
great design!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Great build, I like how you custom built the tracks
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Great use for Lego wristwatch links!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Seeing it negotiate a 45 degree slope is genuinely impressive. What a cool little machine!
 
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