This is based on a new military vehicle developed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics. It's remote controlled and has independent suspension. I built MkI (based on an older vehicle) a few months ago, and decided to dismantle it to build this aggressively styled MkII. Enjoy!
About this creation
This is the actual vehicle which is developed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics. It's very good looking isn't it! Photo taken from http://defense-studies.blogspot.sg/.
Side view.(This is supposed to look aggressive due to the sloping angles)
It seats 6! I haven't featured these LEGO Technic figurines for sometime.
Front lights and bumper.
Close up of rear lights.
With the remote. One control for forward/reverse and one for steering, as usual.
Undercarriage. One flaw of this model is that if the batteries need to be changed, I pretty much have to tear down the whole thing to take out the battery box. This is because the battery box is a structural component integrated with the chassis. I hope they won't run out of juice any time soon!
Stripped down to the chassis.
Front of chassis - double wishbone suspension. The gear you see at the centre is for steering, and is connected to a servomotor.
You can see the huge XL motor that drives the rear wheels. For the previous vehicle I used a L motor that only had half the torque. Suspension is live axle. The black cage that surrounds the rear wheels goes a long way in stiffening the rear chassis.
This is the LSV MkI that I built in May 2013. Now, the MkII is significantly better as I've rebuilt the whole vehicle from scratch and improved on its flaws:
1) Much faster now, with a bigger motor and better gear ratio. It can even climb over short obstacles.
2) Got rid of the 2 speed gearbox which wasn't very useful. Created space for other things!
3) Styling is better... but then again the actual vehicle looks good in the first place. I decided not to put any 'weapons' on MkII as it looks fierce enough.
4) Stiffer chassis.
Quoting cyberfrank 2010
great technics model! very elaborate, 2 speeds must ve been awesome, why was nt it good enough?
Thanks! I used a L-motor for the MkI. For the low speed gear, it was too slow, while for the high speed, there wasn't enough torque. I considered using a XL-motor but there simply wasn't enough space. That's why I decided to do without the gearbox for the MkII as it's not very practical for this MOC scale.