Friday, December 5, 2008

Week TechVideo, 2008 #49 - Forklift PF

Yes... another video from Sariel...
This time, a mastless Power Functions Forklift.

His design, features:

  • 4x PF M-Motors
  • 2x PF XL-Motors
  • 1x Linear Actuator
  • 1x PF Switch (Pole Reverser)
  • Full independent suspension
  • Rear axle drive
  • Remotely raising boom
  • Remotely tilt fork
  • ...and most surprisingly it features 4WS with both normal and a crab steering modes
  • Steering modes switchable remotely





For more details, see the respective gallery at Paul's BS folder.


Note about Crab steering: Crab steering is a feature of 4x4x4 wheel drive vehicles. It was created to allow construction equipment such as backhoes easy movement throughout construction sites. With crab steering, the front and rear wheels of the machine are able to move in opposite directions. It can turn the wheels in the same direction, enabling the machine to move sideways, a feature suited for tight corners and buildings with limited space.

4 comments:

Sariel said...

Thanks Conchas :) LAML Radio published an interview with me today, and now this... I feel like it's my birthday ;)

Mortymore said...

Sariel had actualy "played" with this before, haven't he? :P

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=328241

Another great work from Sariel. Congratulations. ;)

Conchas said...

Hi Paul,

very nice to hear your interview at radio.LAML.org, and know about your thoughts regarding LEGO TECHNIC.

Keep the good work, and hope you could help to make PF even better over time!

Have a nice "birthday"!... ;D


Fernando

Lego Adam (Cagri) said...

Yet another fantastic model from Sariel :)

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