After many months of work through the last year, I present you my new supercar: a Land-Rover Deffender (110 version).
Yes, for me it is a supercar, it is not a truck trial or a normal 4x4. Yes, I know, it is very high and square, but it has many advanced features and solutions, and for me it is enought to call it supercar.
Note: The number with the name means the wheelbase in inches, 110 in this case, it is the most used. But nowadays exist 90, 110 and 130 versions.
My history with this vehicle:
When I was a child, in my town, everyone used a Land-Rover Defender
(usually very old) to go to the countryside, mainly for the
It's a extraordinary cross-country car and nearly indestructible. That's the reason why it's very used all around the world.
Since then, I am a Land-Rover Defender fan (nowadays, I have two of them to use in my family's farm).
I tried to built it some years ago, but with the parts avaiable in that moment it wasn't possible...(because of the wheels mainly).
But, with the new Unimog tires was the perfect moment to built it definetly.
This model is made in 1:8.4 scale, thus remains in 28 studs wide, 65 of length and 29 of high (without roof).
It have 5+R speeds secuential gearbox, with auto clutch.
The mechanism disconnect the clutch, change the speed and connect it again, pushing only once the controller.
I know this is not realistic, but I you want to control the gearbox remotely, this is the only way to do it.
The speeds ratio
R - 2.08:1
1 - 1.67:1
2 - 1.25:1
3 - 1:1
4 - 1:1.33
5 - 1:1.67
Also it has 2-speeds transfer case:
High range - 1:1
Low range - 3:1
Finally it has RWD and AWD modes
The maximal speed in high range 5th speed is around 4 kph(2.5mph)
It uses 3 IR recievers and 7 PF motors:
- 2XL for drive
- M for the steering
- XL for main gearbox
- M for the brakes
- M for the tranfer case
- M for connect the AWD
Of course the 4-cylinder fake engine moves with the drive motors.
The steering system is based in the real live axles system, it not uses the typical rack.
It has disc brakes in all wheels. They are very powerfull, enought to stop the transmision.
Also you can disasembly the bodywork removing only 4 pins and the steering wheel, do it is very fast.
With the bodywork removed, you can remove 5 more pins and take out the complete powertrain.
The powertrain includes:
- 4-cylinder fake engine
- Secuential gearbox
- Transfer case
- RWD-AWD selector
Finally as always a video showing all features:
You can see more pictures here:
Now this car is in cuusoo.com!!!
Cuusoo.com is a website where you can upload your creations, and anyone can vote for it. When a creation get 10,000 votes LEGO launch it as an official set!!!
Vote for it here: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16894
I hope you like it!!!