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Dodge Tomahawk

February 5th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dodge Tomahawk

Model of a concept bike. Features full suspension, drive and lights but no steering.

Datasheet:

Completion date: 31/01/2010
Power: electric (Power Functions)
Dimensions:  length 44 studs / width 16 studs / height 16 studs
Weight: 0.73 kg
Suspension: full with shock absorbers, left and right wheels connected together
Motors: 1x PF Medium

I like unusual vehicles and I like bikes, so I got interested in Dodge’s crazy concept bike (4 wheels and a 500 HP engine) quite a time ago. I wanted to build smaller, not motorized version earlier, but I eventually focused on a medium-sized motorized model.

The goal was to make it driven remotely, with full suspension, and looking as accurate as possible. Steering turned out to be impossible – the real bike has left and right wheels suspended independently, and is steered by tilting left / right.  With the LEGO model, it became apparent that both front and rear suspension needs a solid axle connecting two wheels in order to maintain the proper stiffness. Since there was no place for another motor anyway, I decided to give up the steering completely.

The model was eventually not entirely accurate, but it maintained the size and the silhouette of the original vehicle.  All electric and almost all mechanic parts were covered up, the model was fitted with front and rear light and an integrated on/off switch. I liked its look and I consider it an interesting experiment, even though it was not so really  fun to drive only straight ahead 🙂

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  1. Sariel
    April 17th, 2010 at 17:16 | #1

    @NXTnut
    The drive system. It’s just a single PF Medium motor.

  2. NXTnut
    April 17th, 2010 at 15:52 | #2

    What is the dive system?

  3. Sariel
    February 6th, 2010 at 19:01 | #3

    @Mihály Stépán
    They are pretty strong, but not stable enough to keep the wheels straight without a common axle between them.

  4. Alex
    February 6th, 2010 at 18:53 | #4

    @lego+car= 😀
    You have to look at design and proportions here .. I think it is very well done in respect to these. It couldn’t be done any bigger since 8420 wheels are the biggest available, so no that much room for “technicalities” here

  5. Mihály Stépán
    February 6th, 2010 at 16:05 | #5

    @lego+car= 😀
    C’mon, can you build such a “rubbish” yourself?

  6. lego+car= :-D
    February 6th, 2010 at 12:51 | #6

    its a bit rubbish…
    its so bad it doesnot have steering!

  7. Mihály Stépán
    February 6th, 2010 at 10:17 | #7

    How strong are those wishbone suspension arms?

  8. Sariel
    February 6th, 2010 at 09:46 | #8

    @Mihály Stépán
    No, I don’t think so.

    @RjbsNXT
    The space between rear wheels is 3 studs wide, it’s just enough to fit some bevel gears in some bracing in.

  9. Wl-45
    February 6th, 2010 at 03:58 | #9

    It looks like it could be the Bat bike

  10. RjbsNXT
    February 5th, 2010 at 22:26 | #10

    One question I’ve had since I first saw this model is how does the gearbox work in the rear axle? – there isn’t much space.

  11. Mihály Stépán
    February 5th, 2010 at 22:16 | #11

    😛 And I forgot to say what I really wanted: great model!

  12. Mihály Stépán
    February 5th, 2010 at 22:14 | #12

    I just had a crazy idea. Do you think if you made a motorbike, and if you drove it fast enough, it’s stay up and going? (Put aside difficulties like 2 motors in a bike, steering etc…. )

  13. Alex
    February 5th, 2010 at 21:16 | #13

    Hi 🙂 great design. the proprortions look quite the same as the original. I still have not understood whether the original model could steer or not …

  14. sverre
    February 5th, 2010 at 21:09 | #14

    Nice looking model! The black and blue colors are great together, and nicely portioned on this one. The suspension is cool. Really liking the links to the front wheel.

  15. b0kI
    February 5th, 2010 at 18:07 | #15

    I like how you put the headlight and rear light between the wheel, also too bad for the steering 🙁

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