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1:8 Technic Porsche 918 Spyder
This car is intended to improve again on my previous best 1:8 supercar, my Ford GT. It has eight RC functions, plus a few manual ones.
About this creation

Aesthetics: I think this car looks better than most of mine, but I am still not a master at bodyworks. There are LED headlights, which can be switched on and off using a discreet switch in the central console.

Opening Stuff: The hood opens with a discreet lever in the cabin, and uses two hard shocks to allow it to pop up nicely. There is also a little front trunk, with a helmet, a spare shirt, and a toothbrush! The doors have locks. The rear engine cover can open as well.

Interior: The vehicle has my most complete interior ever, with black on the floor, front, back, and doors of the car. The steering wheel and brake pedal work, the parking brake works, there is a speed indicator, and the seats are adjustable. There is another discreet switch, this time at the bottom of the wall behind the passenger seat, which turns the car on and off.

Suspension: There is fully independent suspension using torsion bars, rubber bands, and optional hard shocks (More on them later). All that spring power is needed because of this car’s immense weight! The suspension has Camber angle, Castor angle, and Kingpin inclination on all four wheels.

Steering: A Servo motor steers, with Ackermann geometry, and a working steering wheel.

Rear Wheel Steering: A separate M-motor slides a unique coupling at the rear of the car to allow the rear wheels to hook up to the front steering. It is geared down to keep the rear wheels from turning as much, as in real life (Mine is barely noticeable, but the real ones only steer 3 degrees, so it is fine) The coupling uses Bohrok eyes and some beams to allow the rear wheels to hook up regardless of the position of the front wheels.

Drive: Two XL motors drive all four wheels (AWD with a central differential), and a micro V8 piston engine, which is way too small and too far back. The gearbox was an immovable barrier to the engine. On a happier note, the car could actually drive in all gears without skipping! (There was an occasional skip, especially in seventh, but it was quite good. Also, it was unhappy driving forward in seventh, though reversing was better.)

Brakes: An M-motor controls the disc brakes and a working brake pedal. The brakes were too weak—they are something I should improve on my next models.

Gearbox: This car has another 7+R dual clutch sequential gearbox with speed indicators. It is mostly just a somewhat improved version of the one in my Ford GT, so for more info, check that car out. It has two 4/3+R gearboxes, plus clutches to choose which one is being used (I kept the unrealistic but efficient quad-clutch setup, where I disengage both the input and output of the idling gearbox). It is driven by an XL motor, which had a little simple stepper thing with only two sides to help it snap into real gears. There were also conventional steppers to control the two sides.

Suspension Adjustability: An L motor for each axle drove a worm gear or two to lower a hard shock per wheel onto the suspension to offer some extra stiffness, which the real car can do.

Spoiler raising: An M-motor uses a couple small Linear Actuators to raise the rear spoiler.

Spoiler tilting: An L-motor tilts the spoiler, as you could probably learn from the heading. An axle slides through the gear on the top of the spoiler so it can be used in any upward spoiler position.

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Overall, I am very pleased with this car. It had piles of functions, a nice interior, looked good, and just as important but easier to ignore, all the functions worked well (Except for those brakes, but who needs strong brakes in a vehicle this slow?) There is a video at


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  November 5, 2018
Beautiful for a Technic model. I just love RC cars!
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