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[Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

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[Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby pastormacman » Wed May 26, 2010 11:32 pm

Alright, here's my hand at showing off one of my MOCs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21271131@N ... otostream/

It's a Tumbler Batmobile built around a #8183 Racers remote control chassis. It is drivable and steerable using the remote controller. The toughest part to design was the steering linkage for the inverted front suspension. After that, everything else just kind of came together.
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby vynsane » Thu May 27, 2010 5:35 am

What, no video??? ;)

That's pretty tight lookin' - not a huge fan of 'The Tumbler' design in general, but I can appreciate when someone's done something awesome, and that's awesome. Your SW Medical Frigate looks great, too, btw.
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby onions » Thu May 27, 2010 9:32 am

definitely need to see video on this
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby vynsane » Thu May 27, 2010 11:48 am

Also: does it jump? ;)
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby pastormacman » Thu May 27, 2010 12:51 pm

Ok here's a short video of it:

http://gallery.me.com/pastormacman/100021

As you can see from the pics I posted before, the Tumbler is quite a bit larger than the 8183 chassis and there is quite a bit of slop in the steering linkage so the car is not as fast or nimble as a standard 8183 Racer. It's still drivable but the car and wheels are too heavy for the steering mechanism so it can't steer the wheels until it has enough momentum. And no it can't jump, sorry. The landing would likely break off several pieces. I'll try to shoot some footage of the linkage working later.
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby vynsane » Thu May 27, 2010 2:19 pm

HAHA, sweet. Now you need to build some police cars for it to destroy. I like how loose the steering linkage is, it almost behaves like the real thing, how it kinda leans over in turns. Now you just need to build in the 'self destruct' mode and Bat-Pod ejection ;)
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby onions » Fri May 28, 2010 2:41 am

very cool, cool enough to be posted. thanks for sharing!
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby pastormacman » Fri May 28, 2010 9:59 am

OK, I shot another video with better quality. It shows the linkage movement. I also mounted the camera on the top of the car so you could see the steering working while it's driving.

http://gallery.me.com/pastormacman/100028
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby onions » Fri May 28, 2010 10:12 am

too cool. i really like the car-mounted cam pov. you don't have any pets to chase around? that would have been epic. :star:
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby KarolRabalski » Fri May 28, 2010 1:29 pm

AWESOMENESS.
----like spinning plates---------
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby vynsane » Fri May 28, 2010 6:53 pm

The POV cam was awesome.
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby fallenangel327 » Sun May 30, 2010 3:15 pm

Cool!!!!

By the way, any more pics of the Rebel Frigate?
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby TheWarrior » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:09 am

Great build of a gloriously fantastic vehicle. If only TLC had made one as good as yours...
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Re: [Batman] Remote Controlled Tumbler

Postby vynsane » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:13 pm

fallenangel327 wrote:By the way, any more pics of the Rebel Frigate?


I think so... ;)
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