Final Design Costs
These are the costs of the components used in the final design.
|Britains Ford TW 30||1||€50.00||Britains No. 42841|
|Orlandoo Hunter||1||€70.00||Some parts left over|
|Siku New Holland Wheels||2||€26.00|
|RC Tractor Guy Vehicle Control Board||1||€15.00||RCTG0001 – V4|
|Small Dual Motor Driver Board||1||€8.00||RCTG0002 – V4|
|LEDs, Switch, Transistors and Resistors||€1.00||Bought in large quantities|
Britains Ford TW 30
The icon shape of the county 1884 comes from the Ford TW 30. The easiest model i had access to was Britains 42841 which is an 80s era Ford TW 30. The model itself is quite detailed for the price however the body of the model didn’t contain much free space so a 3D printed alternative was required.
The wheels also didn’t suit the County 1884 however I may reuse them on my Ford TW 35 model at some stage. I instead used the front tyres from a Siku New Holland T8.390 as i taught they suited it perfectly.
4 Wheel Drive System
The drive train for this RC model is taken directly from a 1:35 scale Orlandoo RC vehicle. These are great little models which use an N20 motor to drive a transfer box which sends power to the front and rear wheels. The axles do not have differentials so the tractor drives like it has locked diffs but it turns okay because the front wheels are driven.
If you want to learn more about the orlandoo hunter donor vehicle then check out the YouTube playlist here.
RC Ford County 1884 Circuit Diagram
RC Ford County 1884 YouTube Playlist
The RC County 1884 build is interesting because of the added complexity of the four wheel drive system. You can follow the build on the RC Tractor Guy channel and watch a few videos of the County 1884 in action. If you want to view the videos related to the RC Ford County 1884, follow the link below to visit the playlist on the RC Tractor Guy YouTube channel.
RC Ford County 1884 Code
The Ford County 1884 code can be found in the RC Tractor Guy Arduino library.