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Bruce Hansen's Meccano Erector Moon Rover

Bruce writes: "Here's the lead model from an early 1990's Erector set (from Meccano) labeled 'Remote Control Moon Trekker'. The set included instructions to build 3 different models. The set comes with a battery powered motor, battery pack, remote control unit and other typical Erector hardware.

Here is a picture of the lead model, the Moon Rover:

The remote control receiver has provisions to run two motors. The buttons on the transmitter are momentary switches that power the motors either forward or reverse. Here's a look under the Rover:

The model as designed runs forward in a straight line when powered. An antenna turns also. To change direction, the motor is reversed which reverses the model and forces a right turn."