Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano PF Edition

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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano PF Edition

Postby Siegfried » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:22 am

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Tifa was sick of relying on Cloud to get around Edge. It just wasn't helping their relationship either he was starting to enjoy the whole biker chick thing a bit too much. :-|

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So she asked Rufus for a favour and he delivered!

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Just look how jealous Cloud is! :-D

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Errr... OK, back to reality. :-$ I've been wanting to make a IR car ever since Lego announced the new PF motors, and when I got this Ferrari for almost half price I had the perfect chance!

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I could swear that Lego had this in mind when they designed the set; the motor is a perfect fit! 8-° I needed to remove the hand-of-god steering gears to make it fit so well, but once done it enabled me to connect to the differential with only 2 gears. It's secured top and bottom so there isn't much play. The only major cosmetic change that I had to do was the boot. It was the best place for the battery box so I felt it was worth ruining the look a bit.

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Below you can see that I haven't changed too much. The motors are from the Creator Dino set. The small one was very easy to fit in. I didn't secure it in overly well as I wanted to be able to disengage the motor easily to change the wheel angle. It holds in well enough to steer the car, and it has a bit of play which is a good thing as I haven't added any motor protection... :-/

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From the top the small motor looks a bit like a gear box! :-D The engine is still connected the same way it was originally.

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It was my goal to change as little as possible so it still looks like the same set at a casual glance. Thus I didn't put the battery box in the front, even though it would have been good from a balance point of view.

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It was hard to find a good place for the sensor, so in the end I didn't... :-$ It is clipped in place, but not as neat as I would have liked. I hoped to fit it between the battery box and the motor but it was just slightly too big.

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I went though several configurations before I was happy with the motor placement. At first I used the steering control stub, but I soon realised that I should be able to fit the motor the other way, which would have the added benefit of using less gears. How fast does it go? A bit faster than the bulldozer is the answer. The steering is a bit too quick to make it a good RC car anyway so I wouldn't want it too fast!

Thanks for looking!
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Postby Hinckley » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:21 am

I like the story. Where are the characters from? They are cool. I would like to make custom torsos out of them. Was this more of modifications or a whole MOC of your own? I don't know technic very well. :-$

What's with kids doing this?

:idea: :arrow: :wink: :roll: :twisted: :P :-$ :cry: :lol: 8) :o :( :? :shock: :x :evil: :!:

Don't they know they're tard monkeys?
tee hee!
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Postby Siegfried » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:39 am

You were supposed to reply on EB.... :wink: But to answer your questions, the characters are from Final Fantasy VII and it's just a mod of 8145.
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