Sunday, December 27, 2009

Week TechVideo, 2009 #52 - Igniz got new shoes

...yes the winter arrived and the Igniz was needing some new shoes.

You may remember a recent post about Peer Kreuger's (Mahjqa) Stilzkin Industries, series of Igniz vehicles.
Their innovative rubber tracks were not performing well, now that the snow arrived for a few days. Thus the engineering department went back in a rush, to the plans, drawing boards and picked-up the ABS materials again, in order to get the problems solved. Check it yourself!






The Arctic Team is back!
I really like the tracks frontal slope design, to attack the snow hills.

While stressed by the sudden an unexpected climate conditions, they ended coming-up with a new vehicle for the patrol exits.




You may find additional photos from these Peer's models, at his flickr photostream.

Brilliant Peer! Just loving it.

9 comments:

mahjqa said...

Thanks for blogging this! I've always found 'arctic action' a fun theme, and decided to pay tribute to it. It was one of the very few technic themes, and it has brought us Technic-scale figures. If anyone else wants to build something in the same style, I've included a high-resolution version of the logo in my photostream.

Also, Menno Gorter has brought it to my attention that the additional XL motor I installed in the Arctic version of the Igniz has very little purpose; as the output of the reciever is limited, the Arctic Igniz has 2 XLs running at half power. I would've been better off leaving it with a single XL. Ah well, lesson learned.

arezey said...

LOL at 0:13 of first video.

Isn't there the danger of snow making the PF elements and wires go bananas?

mahjqa said...

Go look at this video of someone using Power Functions UNDERWATER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qa-tumUkHU

So, those few drips don't really worry me.

DISCLAIMER: If you manage to damage your electronics with water anyway, don't blame me :D

Conchas said...

But as you may have read from Martyn's comment in the video, motors under these conditions have worked from 5 minutes to 3 weeks.

In the end all them pass away... :)
I have with me, some of those XL motors damaged in this demo, for a project I have in hands. ;)

arezey said...

Heh. I don't have as much Power Functions parts as you do (I've got 3BB | 3M | 1XL | 2PR | 1L | 1EW). So I am determined to always keep my electronics safe from snow and water. :)

arezey said...

Sans Linear Actuators, of course, which I've got four of, as those things are completely mechanical. Somehow I just can't think of them as PF elements...

Term Papers said...

these videos shows new ideas

Hamza said...

nice set of videos. thanks for sharing

error fix said...

Their innovative rubber tracks were not performing well, now that the snow arrived for a few days. Thus the engineering department went back in a rush, to the plans, drawing boards and picked-up the ABS materials again, in order to get the problems solved. Check it yourself!

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