Old, staying for reference [MAN TGA UNICAT EX-70 HDQ]
An all terrain truck, originally based on the MAN TGA chassis. My lego version is simply a 6×6 rally truck
Firstly this project was ment to be a quick ‘just for fun, project but as it was finished I notices it performed very good so I continued it’s outer appearance to make it look slightly more like a truck. Some time awhile I was thinking about making an opening front , pneumatically, so fixing stuff inside the cabin will be easier and cooler…..
Now the Unicat has this function! With one pneumatic hand compressor, a switch and a cylinder.
The truck has two types of suspension: pendular and 4 link.
- Pendular suspension-gives the rear 4 wheels of the truck the ability to ” go up and down” like a pedal does. It helps a lot when trying to drive over some big obstacles- keeps the rear/front pair of wheels on the ground. It’s quite the same as my KAMAZ 8×8 had.
- 4 Link Suspension- Actually this specific suspension arrangement is the same my warthog had. Only the front wheels obviously .
The truck is motorized by 2 NXT motors and steered by one. because of that it is powerful and fast. So it could handle some rally tracks.