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Scale model Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 wagon handles like the real thing

Arduino TeamJanuary 8th, 2020

Model cars can be fun to use and look at, but when driving one it’s difficult to get the same sort of movement in the suspension as a full-sized vehicle. To enhance his 65cm long 8.5:1 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88, creator Dimitar Tilev turned to an active suspension system controlled by four micro servo motors.

When maneuvering the little beast, an Arduino board along with an MPU-6050 IMU allow it to raise and lower each wheel individually based on the forces it experiences, giving an amazing approximation of an actual car’s behavior. 

The build also features a sound effects system to simulate engine noises and exhaust pops, and an attention to detail in the styling that sets it apart as something really special. 

More info on the project can be found in Tilev’s blog post or see it in action in the videos below! 


5 Responses to “Scale model Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 wagon handles like the real thing”

  1. samarkh Says:

    At last, an RC car that behaves like it should! Well done

  2. Ballscrewbob Says:

    Truly amazing work making it so realistic.

  3. boolrules Says:

    Outstanding job. Great spring rate simulation.

  4. 9greece Says:

    That is awsome. I am a car enthusits and ic would love to be able to do that could you pleas give me tips and help. Love it.

  5. go4sea Says:

    What a great idea and craftmanship. Congratulation to that project!!

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