More Progress.

A project log for Remote Control Land Strider

I got it in my head to build a Land Strider, pretty much just because I think they're neat.

douglas-millerDouglas Miller 03/01/2016 at 00:050 Comments

Finally got a few days to work on this thing again, and took advantage of it. Still beefing up the legs. The main push rods are doubled and have a clip that holds them together. That allowed me to build cups to keep the bearings in place. Works great! I also drilled down through the nuts on the cam shaft and right through the rods. No way can the torque undo them when running in reverse now!

Started on a base for the body to come, and worked on getting the wiring under control. Things are getting nailed down instead of just hanging loose. For a while there it looked like it was dragging it's entrails behind it as it moved...

All in all, it's starting to look and act like I imagined it would when I started this project. Still a lot of work to do to get it where I want it, but it's moving more into the body, and the way it will look when other people see it. Me, I'm sure I'll always see the guts of it every time I look at it, every single piece, nuts, bolts and over stressed pieces of plastic.