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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 to work.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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 doesn’t 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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