Some month ago, I found a random image of what looks like an exploration truck.
I had since in project to make a 6×6 arctic truck mounted on tracks. Initially the plan was to take the cabin from the Arocs 42043, maybe a tool, and be fully remote controlled. A sort of big brother for the 42069 I still not have bought.
But when I get back on this idea, i preferred a small size vehicle two reason: Firstly, i do not have enough info on the real machine so impossible to use it as reference (and a google image research didn’t helped). Secondly, I had another project in progress and still not have dismantled my 42055, so I was short on part.
Some choices have been made:
- A classical front wheel steering would have been possible, but very fragile due to the size of the vehicle. And I will need a pivot + linear actuator system for a future project, so it was a good opportunity to use it.
- No differential, because I’m lazy and again size matters.
- Suspension if possible
- Tracks, of course.
Here is what came out of my genius brain:
The full album is available on FlickR.
Power function part used :
- 1x PF-M for Steering trough mini Linear Actuator
- 1x PF-M for AWD propulsion without differential
- IR receptor
- Rechargeable battery
Unfortunately/fortunately, after I had finished this little boi, I found a new picture of the real vehicle. But not searching with “arctic/exploration truck”, I had all wrong since the beginning. This thing is actually a Oilfield flatbed truck: the Cossack from ATK.
Guess what ? It will soon be a real thing.