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December 30th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Rare case of my construction other that a vehicle. Features remotely elevated and slided hook, and ability to drive the gauntry remotely along rails.


Completion date: 17/02/2008
Power: electric (Power Functions)
Dimensions: unknown
Weight:  unknown
Suspension: none
Motors: 3 x PF Medium

From time to time I become interested in something other than typical vehicles. Here I was absorbed by the concept of a fully functional remote-controlled gauntry, with focus on functionality rather than aesthetics. The result is a relatively simple construction able to elevate and slide the hook crosswise, as well as to drive along the rails. Since the battery box is mounted on the gauntry, the construction is top-heavy, which prompted me to use smooth rails and tireless wheels – a solution that works like a natural clutch when the end of a rail is reached. Hence there is no risk of the gauntry loosing stability if it’s driven too far on rails.

The load capacity has not been tested. The drive range and size of the gauntry could be easily increased, and with more attention to the aesthetic side, it could probably be an interesting part of some larger Lego town.


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  1. Sariel
    January 19th, 2011 at 08:34 | #1

    I don’t remember, probably a couple of days.

  2. logan
    January 19th, 2011 at 02:03 | #2

    cool sariel how long did it take to make

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