8110 Unimog MOC RC

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This is my personal MOC of the awesome 8110 Lego Unimog.

I liked to keep most of the original design, but adding additional technical features by using the plenty of space available in this model.

Additional Features:
- RC controlled drive with XL-motor with two switchable gears (fast/slow) with 4WD and original fake engine
- Can climb slopes up to 65% in low gear
- RC controlled steering with servo motor mounted on front axle
- LED for front lights
- PF switch to control M-motor for pneumatic pump and working devices
- Pneumatic airtank mounted on right side (looks pretty awesome like some real tank)
- Double air pump working 180° phase shifted to balance motor load
- Pneumatic driven 3-side tilting bed (modified by myself to optimize handling, but inspired by eurobricks member Kumbbl (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=57543&st=1675#entry1939279), who was inspired by barman and tripletschiee). Thankx to eurobrick community for sharing these great ideas!
- optimized fixture for tilting cabin
- and last but not least red seats (must be for me!)

Full instructions included (302 pages PDF generated by LPub3D).
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MOC-3286

Name 8110 Unimog MOC RC
Designer jb70
Designed 2015
Inventory 2547 parts
Theme Technic
Modification of 8110-1 Unimog U400

27 COMMENTS

  • 1 month ago wilroh Level 6
    Very nice MOC. I just finished it. Everything was straight forward to build. Only at the end, I had some trouble with all the electric wires.

    Thank you for providing the instructions!!
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago pbratten Level 5
    Hello! I realize this thread is a bit old but I’m hoping to get some advice on two issues. The first is the difficulty with the switch for the pneumatic/PTO. It’s difficult to operate. Switching it directly it’s fine. Any advice?
    Second question is that it’s a bit sluggish. High gear it doesn’t move at all. Batteries are fresh. Anything obvious I should check for? Thank you in advance!
    • 4 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      Yes, there is backlash in the pneumatic/PTO switch of about 90°. Thats because of the 7 small gears in sequence after this switch. If you don‘t like it, move the switches to the right side.
      Does the motor move and stuck, if you try to drive in high gear? Then there may be a blocking gear or to much friction.
      Does the motor move and idle in high gear? Then there may be missing a gear? Or one of the dark grey gears on p.3 step12 is mounted in the wrong direction?
      • 3 months, 3 weeks ago pbratten Level 5
        hi! thanks for writing back, i really appreciate it! I will switch the switches over for the PTO switch.
        When I put it in high gear, the motor does move and the truck moves forward maybe 1 inch, but that is it, it stops and the motor stops too. I checked the dark grey gear, it's oriented correctly. I guess I should just take it apart and take a look, unless you can think of something else?
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago jac324324 Level 6 MOC Designer
    Just finished building it. Great MOC and really good solutions for all the functions! It was a pleasure to build it
  • 1 year, 7 months ago cdll Level 12
    Thank you for a great MOC with very nice instructions! 
    Your work that went into this and your willingness to share are very much appreciated.
  • 1 year, 9 months ago br0ken4life Level 10 PRO
    Wow such a great Moc! I’ve finally found a used set on eBay and can now make this beautiful addition. I tried to add the parts to Bricklink but it seems to be adding every part to build the entire Unimog. Is there a parts list just for the upgrades ? Any help is much appreciated!
    • 1 year, 9 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      You may use Rebrickable‘s compare function to see which parts are different. For the pneumatic hoses you may also buy some longer ones and cut them by yourself. Have fun with your build!
  • 1 year, 11 months ago nigel1975 Level 24 PRO
    I bought the Unimog a few years ago and always wanted to rebuild it full RC with improved steering/suspension, pneumatic and tilt bed. I’d seen this MOC a while back but had not got around to buying an air tank (at a reasonable price).

    Now, thanks to eBay, I had chance to build the MOC. I’m really impressed with the modifications and that they do not detract from the original design of the Unimog. Instructions are of high quality and the build experience was really good. I was hoping that the inclusion of the double piston compressor and the air tank would improve the pneumatic functions of the crane compared to the original design. Whilst it’s an improvement it’s still pretty slow and clunky to operate the crane. I do however really like the tilting tray and how responsive the pneumatic are.

    The crane itself I modified with a  rear PTO pass through from a design by Kumbbl on Eurobricks. I’m intending to add some PTO attachments in the future. My initial attempt includes the adapted 8063 trailer also featured by Kumbbl.

    I included my final build on the photos page.
  • 2 years, 3 months ago Ulf_Madrid Level 8 PRO
    I just finished this awesome MOC and had a lot of fun. Wirklich eine geile Kiste :-)
    Thanks a lot, Jens, for uploading!
    Just two questions/ remarks:
    1) The stabilisator for the front axle seems to be not in the perfect position, should be half stud shifted to the middle. Maybe an construction error in the original model, please have a look in booklet 2, step 19. The rear axle is perfect.
    2) Instead of the infrared receivers I chose a Sbrick, which provides 4 channels, perfect for the 3 motors and the light. In the SBrick App you'll find 5 for the 8110, but it is not clear for me if one of them fits to the MOC. Do I have to program it by myself? Any ideas on this?

    Dear Jens, thanks again for this outstanding MOC
    Best regards from Madrid
    • 2 years, 3 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      I'm glad that you like it.
      To your questions:

      1) You are right. For the stabilisator I just kept the geometry of the original 8110. In that case the front axle is centered only under full suspension load. If you like it to be centered without load, you may just replace one part in booklet 2, page 30 like this:

      But I think, both designs are fully functional. 

      2) I think you need to design your own profile for SBrick using Profile Designer. Just try it out. It's not a big deal.
  • 2 years, 4 months ago asiadream Level 13
    what is 58124c01? is it necessary?
    • 2 years, 3 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      No, it is a sub part and is already included in the motors and cables. I removed it from the inventory. 
      Thankx for your question!
  • 3 years, 3 months ago thomasdietrich Level 2
    Great Mod.

    But I have an issue with the switches for the pnematic pump or the winch. The are very loosely and switching doesen't work very well. Is this a General issue or did I maybe build it wrong?
    • 3 years, 3 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      Yes, there is backlash in this switch of about 90°. Thats because of the 7 small gears in sequence after this switch. Try to operate the red switch on the right side directly to see, if the gear change itself works perfectly in your build. Is your problem solved then?
  • 3 years, 11 months ago Chilekesh Level 12 MOC Designer
    Very nice upgrade, and thank you for the effort. One comment:
    When the suspension is compressed, the marked area in

    rubs hardly with (sometimes crashes into) the black 15x1 beam when it is connected because of the slight lateral sway in suspension, caused by linkage. I removed both dark gray 5x3 and 4x2 altogether to avoid that.
    Here's what I did:

    The rounded edges prevent rubbing to the 1x15 beam upwards and it works mostly in shear so it does not come apart even with the huge power of servo motor.
    My two-penn'orth. :)
    • 3 years, 11 months ago jb70 Level 16 Designed this MOC PRO
      Thanks for your feedback and solution idea!

      I was allready aware of this issue, but didn't find a good solution for this until now. Your solution idea inspired me for a more robust construction of the steering unit, to avoid parts getting loose when the Unimog hits any obstacles. Following your idea with the rounded edges the suspension does not rub or crash hardly to the 15x1 beam any more.

      I have updated my part list and instructions on this site. This is my modification of the front axle:
      • 3 years, 11 months ago Chilekesh Level 12 MOC Designer
        It looks much sturdier now. Though I feel the 4x2 at the backside (to lock the assembly in place) is still necessary so that the assembly is impossible to come apart from the motor, and also even if the middle does bulge a little, it will correct itself automatically. The axle line of the servo takes the largest load when the servo is activated.
  • 4 years, 7 months ago Rishab Level 10 MOC Designer
    My 8110 has been slowly dying on my shelf as I take parts from it, and I think this is just the mod to revitalize it. Nice work
  • 4 years, 7 months ago johann Level 9 PRO
    Habe den Unimog gebaut.Der 3-Seitenkipper und die Motorisierung sind Spitze.Vielen Dank für die tolle Aufbauanleitung.
  • 4 years, 7 months ago Zaxxan Level 5
    Looks great. Definitely going to build this. Only need the air tank.
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