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Remote Controlled Car
| I have
wanted to build a remote controlled car out of Lego ever since my
first expert builder set (Go-Cart 948). I did not get any Lego motors
for a long time. A few years ago I got two motors for Christmas, and
since I was away from my house at relatives, I had a lot more time
Since I was out of town when I built this model, I was away
from most of my Lego collection. So this guy had to be constructed
from a relatively small amount of pieces. I had four sets at my
disposal. Of course two of them were #8735 the new Technic motors.
The other two sets are the Press and Play Helicopter #8232 and a
used #8808 (small Indy car) that was missing two pieces. I thought
it was kind of neat having only a few sets to choose from, it definitely
made it more challenging.
I had to add a large beam in the center of the car to keep
the wires from catching on the body of the car, and it works best
without the airfoil. The wheels are also a little too small to go
over any large obstacles my next car will have larger wheels.
The car has two motors, one is mounted rear center. It is connected
to one of the rear wheels. I tried to connect it to two wheels,
but like most real cars it doesnt work to well. At last
without a differential, and with the small tires it just could
not be done. The other engine steers the wheels and the steering
wheel. It is mounted to the right of the driver.
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