Sunday 13 December 2009, by
See it online
First attempt to create an articulated truck. For many reasons :
more compact (19 stud width)
no friction on pendular axles
no hub steering wheel : much space on axle (We can put blocking differential)
easier to build
But It has disadvantages :
center of gravity follow the cab
weight must be concentrated on axle
no suspensions, not very stable in slant (compare to a normal truck).
It is powered by an XL motor, has blocking differential, full independent pendular suspensions (on central articulation). It has flat 6 fake engine and portal axles (to reduce stress on bevel gear). The axles are very strong and it weights 740g.
View online : Brickshelf gallery