About the MOC
I first built the Innenrrad back in September of 2011. It has remained unchanged until now(June 9th, 2013).
I worked on the MOC to address the structural and functional issues it had at the front end, as well as redesign the aesthetics of that area. The new features include:
- overall better looking front end
- stabler construction
- Front wheel no longer rubs against the cannon arms(midak skyblasters) when turning
- smoother rolling front wheel
- improved kickstand for added stability
The Innenrrad as a MOC sports many realistic functions and details.
- handlebar steering
- Front and rear suspension
- adjustable seat
- cannon arms that swing out and actually fire
- lowerable kickstand
- realistic details that include
- tail lights
- and rotated Hero Factory core "I" badges
Both the adjustable seat and the cannon arms work by rotating axles that have Gear screws
connected to gears to produce movement. The steering system is liftarm
based and employes the Towball
system to work in tandem with the rear suspension system causing the handlebars to pivot vertically. This all allows the Innerrad to have a Steering+suspension system. Directory
MOCs featured in this Deviation: MelanthiosKumignasiBackground Image
. I do not claim any credit for this work, all credit goes to
Credit must also be given to
who helped me decide the name of this MOC. "Innenrrad" is an amalgamation of two German words, "innen" which means "inner, internal, or "inside," and "motorrad" which is German for "motorcycle" to create "innercycle" so to speak. Youtube video
of me explaining the innenrrad's features and functions. The video is from when I first made the Innenrrad so please keep in mind that it is the previous version. MOCpages Gallery bio
The innenrrad was first a prototype vehicle built by Kumignasi
as a vehicle specialized for long treks across the Bara Magnan
deserts. The prototype was destroyed in a bad crash that almost killed Kumignasi and left him permanently disfigured. The prototype had gone to full testing phases and while he was recovering the Innenrrad was put into full production as a vehicle that could be purchased or won in gladiatorial matches. The first production model built was given to Kumi, which he traded to Melanthios
who is now primary pilot and owner of it.
The innenrrad is a very fast but not very agile vehicle, its turning radius is rather large, making it difficult to maneuver in tight winding areas. It is best suited for relatively flat open land where it can reach its high speeds and have plenty of room to maneuver. It also sports an array of weaponry for fending off hostiles out in the vicious deserts of Bara Magna. The primary "light weapon" is the dual fusion blasters located towards the front of the vehicle, these blasters are situated low to the ground as to target opposing vehicle's wheels tracks or legs.
The secondary "heavy" weapon consists of dual extendable cannon arms. When retracted the arms act as armoring for the main body of the innenrrad. When extended the cannons are armed and can be fired. The does leave the innenrrad more susceptible to damage. With the awesome firepower tucked away in those cannons, the enemy usually busy running away rather than attacking. The cannon arms can also be detached or ejected from the cockpit if damaged, or if a quicker get away is required. Some drivers like to experiment with different armaments in place of the cannon arms which come stock, often having many different "load in's" for different situations or tasks. These usually range from additional rapid fire weapons, variants of heavy artillery, flame throwers, mine droppers or simply additional armoring to keep the vehicle light while protecting the engine compartments. Melanthios in particular keeps his model stock as he doesn't possess much skill in mechanics.
As well as being adequately armed Innenrrads are sturdily built to take a beating. They can handle mild to moderately high jumps and in extreme cases can withstand landings from larger heights but the odds of the vehicle remaining functional drastically decrease. The Innenrrad also features a compartmentalized engine that operates both the front and rear wheel while having smaller engines in each wheel as redundancies to prevent complete immobilization from engine failure. These additional engines also come online when the vehicle reaches higher speeds to assist in high speed performance. They will power off when the Innenrrad is slowed down to conserve fuel cell depletion.
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