Knex Recovery Truck





Introduction: Knex Recovery Truck

This is my Knex Recovery Truck that i made about 7 years ago (back when i was a mere 16), and has been in my loft since. The whole model was my own design, i got inspiration for the crane part from a knex digger i saw. A few years ago i bought a load of knex and in with it was the instructions for a lorry, which i made and added to the front of this, as it was better then the one i made.

It uses a large grey motor for the main winch. It has twin cyber knex motors running another winch on the main boom. It also has 2 "drag" winches on the back.

Its 19 inches high, 9 inches wide and 36 inches long.

Sorry about the poor photo's, but they were taken on my phone.

It's strong and can lift quite a lot - i added a picture of it lifting the ZKAR (with ease) and also a knex "big rig" which is a copy of one made by Beanieostrich

I wont be able to make instructions as i don't have enough of the correct spare bits to do so.

Please tell me what you think



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    tha t looks awesome why dont you add some steering parts to the truck and if you have difficulties doing that then have a look at some of my creations and fill free to copy then you can modify some components to fit

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    Thank you. I did try adding steering to it a few years ago, but it didn't work. I will have a look at your creations and will try again at some point :)

    Thank you. No i'm not - i'm not very good at designing my own things, so i just stick to building guns other people have made :)

    that's what i thought before i started making my own guns. except for a recent kinno-1 mod i made based on kinetic's design, but still rather different, i haven't built anyone else's gun in almost 20 months. it really is all about being confident in yourself, learning things based on other's guns and your own experience, and simply just experimenting and trying. do your best, and if it's not good enough, take it apart and do your best again. your best will increase drastically, i promise. i just want to see more people making guns. i feel like the only person actively designing new types of guns, maybe with the exception of innovanna... if you want i could help you.

    I've tried a few times to make my own guns, but just don't really know what to do. I've tried modifying existing guns, but don't really know what to do :P. Thank you for your offer - i'll take apart some existing things i have made and will get back to you :)

    nobody knows how to make guns before they try multiple times. start off with something simple. try making a simple small pistol with a trigger. if you succeed move on to something bigger like a rifle with a magazine, then perhaps a removable magazine (you could use an existing magazine and build a gun around it), and then maybe a simple bullpup. if you do make these, i suggest you either don't post them (you could show me a picture or something if you want), or post a forum topic about them, because simple T guns are swarming the site, but you do need to know how to make them before you can make something better. after all those you could try making a bolt action gun, it's really simple. anyway, try to do your best, and lets hope you manage.

    I want to make the Kinno-1 first and then will give it a try. I've just had an idea about a mod for the ZKAR, so that may be the first thing i'll try and then see where i go :)

    Great! What did you have in mind?

    It was a sort of gravity fed magazine, don't think it would be that good, so may not bother. I like to make a shotgun tho, will have a look at some that are already on this site and see what i can come up with :)

    gravity fed is never good. you can't rely on gravity with your gun, it just makes it very annoying because you have to keep it straight and the bullets also jump up and down every shot. i don't think knex has much future in shotguns, but have fun building one if you want. a slingshot shotgun (not like thedunkis' challenge, but like a magazine one with three bullets or something) would be cool. good luck.

    Well, its was basically just going to be a mag that fed from the top and had a pusher - don't know why i said gravity - but i'm not going to bother with it anyway. I'll give it a try and see what i can come up with :)

    That's kinda ruining the point of the zkar, isn't it? It definitely wouldn't make it better... Good luck with the shotgun, remember don't hesitate to ask for help from me or anyone else ever.

    Indeed, that's why i won't be making it - it was just some random idea that came to mind :/. Thank you and i will do :)

    could you post it or have you already taken it apart

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    Still got it - it lives up in my loft. Not got enough bits to be able to make instructions for it