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Auto Wrecker(Tow Truck) By MKI

21.6k MoterKade  3.2 years ago

I bring to you MKI Towing. For all you Car hauling needs. Plane and Simple! (See what I did there ;) )
Special Thanks to @TehDuck for testing and helping me with some ideas for this build.

This build is as accurate as I could get to the real deal in performance with some exception of course.The Truck is Capable of 120mph with sluggish exceleration without 4wd on. Put 4wD on and all that is rightiousness goes to the wheels and the 4 horseman of the apocolypes release the reigns and this coyote punches it to 225 mph quicker then road runner ever could. That being said.. At that speed, don't expect to turn gracefully. I mean it will but its gonna look as good as a gerbal stuck in a spinning wheel. Its turning....well you are going to need 40 achres to turn this rig around ( Dont take it wide and watch the body roll...and continue to roll...right over lol.

I found the best way to bring this runaway train to a halt quick is to Hit the brake and reverse hard. The front will dive and the rear gets right up. Look pretty cool. Don't Brake and hit even the edge of something wrong and well it blows up!( that normal right! )

There is alot of detail here. From the Exhaust and frame to working engine pulleys and Speedometer. Drive Shafts and shifter move as well as tilt steering, working lights even Mud flaps that well..flap! All Tow related features work as well. From Tow hook (swings in the wind)to Tow Bar. Controls are complicated but managable. Upper and Lower Contol arm, duel shock suspension on the front and Solid rear axle Duellys with trailing arm suspension on the rear.

I hope you enjoy this build. Sorry to you mobile players. I build at the capacity of my PC. So I tend to forget about you guys. I will try to build something alittle more mobile friendly once the new version is out for you that use it.

Anyway here is the run down of the controls ( Warning this is a Gizmo Crazy build )

Throttle – Starts Engine pulleys, Tow light motors, and drive shafts spinning..
Act 1 + VTOL down – Operates Hood and tilt steering
Act 2 – Enables 4wD ( Stock car Speeds ... FYI – Not a stock car! ) (Green light on Dash)
Act 3 – Turns on Hazard lights and Tow lights on (Orange Blinky light on Dash)
Act 4 – Turn on all other exterior lighting ( Pale yellow light on Dash )
Act 5 +VTOL – Tow Bar expander/retract ( Light Blue Light on Dash)
Act 5 +Trim – Tow Bar Wheel Clamp rotators ( Light Blue Light on Dash )
Act 6 +VTOL - Tow Bar Extender (Yellow light on Dash)
Act 6 +Trim – Tow Bar Lift/Drop (Yellow Light on Dash)
Act 7 + Trim – Tow Hook Lift/Drop ( Red Light on Dash)
Act 7 +VTOL – Tow Hook Extender (Red Light on Dash)

Pitch up/down – Forward and Reverse ( Shifter moves as well )
Roll – Steering (Steering turns with the wheels at Proper Ratio )
Brake – Brake ( Well its says it stops lol )

I recommend when changing from Action to Action, turn off that action and return the VTOL/Trim to center then turn on the next action or you will get some pretty odd cobinations of movements.

Oh I should add I use a controller mapped out for this truck so some handling characteristics may vary user to user.

Cheers - MoterKade

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 16.4ft (5.0m)
  • Length 39.1ft (11.9m)
  • Height 16.1ft (4.9m)
  • Empty Weight 21,200lbs (9,616kg)
  • Loaded Weight 21,449lbs (9,729kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 20524

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1006
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @ShrimpMcNugget it’s running on my iPhone 8

    1.5 years ago
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    Sadly won't run on mobile device :(

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    Nice!

    2.3 years ago
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    698 FireNut58

    @MoterKade o ok

    2.8 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @FireNut58 Act 1 + VTOL down – Operates Hood and tilt steering

    2.8 years ago
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    698 FireNut58

    is there a version / the trunk down it cool for the engine but how can ya drivve it if thats up all the time

    2.8 years ago
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    Thanks a lot!@MoterKade

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @zackattack316 Sorry it took so long. There is a new "lighter" version up now but its still all most 650 parts. I build everything so intergrated that it was hard just getting it down to that with out a serious rebuild. Hope you will atleast get a chance to trying it.

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @gameboy95953 Thanks! much appreicated!

    3.2 years ago
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    Thanks @MoterKade

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @zackattack316 I can attempt too. I fear it will loose most of the details and some features,but if you don't mind that I'm up to the challenge.Is there anything that is a " must stay" feature? Some thing you would like me to keep? Remember the engine alone is 100 parts. Drivetrain and suspension is probably a good 1/4 or more of the build. Think if I chop all that and use the wheels internal suspension and drop a few of the cosmetic details I and get it to around 300- 400 parts maybe. If the general consensus is for a mobile version created. I will attempt it for this weekend.

    3.2 years ago
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    Can you make it mobile friendly?@MoterKade

    3.2 years ago
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    5,515 Mikaelismck

    That looks like my uncle's tow truck

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @Coen1888 No Problem :)

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade okay, thanks I Appreciate it a lot!

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @Coen1888 yep just measured side by side with a standard straight block

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade you sure?

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @Coen1888 I lied lol they are 1 block in height

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade okay!

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @Coen1888 will do once I get home. Be round 45 mins or so;)

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade okay, could you try to get the measurement? I'm getting ready for the update.

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    Um.. I think 2 high. I'm not on my PC right now so I can't check. If not its between 2 and 2 1/2 i think @Coen1888

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade Oh, okay! One random question, but how tall are the suspension pieces?

    3.2 years ago
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    21.6k MoterKade

    @Coen1888 I have the engine posted already to go;) in three different looks and power ;)

    3.2 years ago
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    5,520 Bucket

    @MoterKade Can you make the engine a sub assembly

    3.2 years ago
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