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Ferrari F430 Spider . . Hi everybody, I present my finished model of a 1/10 scale Ferrari F430 Spider, featuring: * Remote controlled driving * Remote controlled steering * Remote controlled opening the doors * Remote controlled roof * Manual 4-speed gearbox * V8 Engine * Full independent Suspension * Working headlights I've built quite some sportscars in the past, but I've never created a cabrio before. So when I decided to make a Lego model of a Ferrari F430, I chose to make the Spider. Since the original roof-mechanism of the F430 Spider is incredibly complex, it would be impossible to make out of Lego in this scale, so I had to improvise. The back of the car automatically opens when the roof comes out or goes goes back down (as can seen in the following pictures. The doors can be opened with the remote control. Because I had only 1 engine left for controlling both doors, I integrated an switch in the seats. By pressing the seat down, it locks that door to the door-opening-mechanism. The gearbox is a manual 4-speed design of my own. The difference in speed between the 1st and the last gear is a factor 5. In order to get a decent transmission, I put the electric (PF XL) driving motor in the place where the original engine would be, forcing me to put the V8-engine in the back of the car. Unfortunately, due to the size and large number of technical functions, the model turned out to be quite heavy. This severly limited it's remote-controlled-driving-fun. Another reason for this is that the entire car has been built with new-style (studless) Lego, with which it is very hard to make a sturdy chassis. It caused some unneccesary friction in the drivetrain. One of my next models will be a lighter, simpler RC Car with a chassis made of old-style (studded) Lego. Bottom view, showing parts of the gearbox and the door mechanism. I spent a lot of time getting the shape right. I ended up re-designing just about every part of the car 3 or 4 times (or more). The F430 has a lot of round curves, which can only be made with flexible beams. Disadvantige of the method of building is that it is impossoble to close the model as much as I would like. I hope you like it. Feel free to comment.


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