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  1. New video works like a charm. I really like the build. Shame to hear about the compressor, pneumatics can be finicky like that.
  2. I can't really comment on wether rebuilding it would be an advantage in this situation, but on the whole I've found that rebuilding something over and over and over again is an intrinsic part of building with Technic. It's something I've grudgingly come to terms with.
  3. I buy most sets merely for parts. I have trouble building them once.
  4. I don't agree. The point I was trying to make is that the proposed parts the OP wants are superfluous, because what they want can easily be done by combining existing parts. You don't need longer parts, you need to put existing parts together the right way. A longer beam alone will not solve their problem, it'll bend. Even a beam made out of a more rigid material will eventually give out if not supported. If you're building on a bigger scale, you easily have the room to connect a couple of parts together to reach the length you need. For proof: Lego consistently manages to make technic models longer than 15 studs. That's where you have a point.
  5. You've made a very nice model, very recogniseable. I really dig the extending functionality of the drill. I'm just wondering; how well does the steering work? You've got 4 steered wheels, as opposed to 8 unsteered wheels. Doesn't seem like a lot.
  6. The current 1 brick high bricks can be very restrictive when building tall houses. Taller bricks would be useful to avoid stacking bricks. There are already 5 brick high pieces like this, so why not any higher?
  7. This seems like the exact thing you want: You can find more info and some screenshots on this page:
  8. No, the best way to make it stop is to simply lock the topics. Obviously, some people can't be trusted to leave well enough alone.
  9. I never used any sort of clutch gears. x928cx1 is strong enough to return a medium motor to its center 1:1, as can be seen , and . I've been using this solution since 2005. As long as you don't permanently keep it in the steered position you should be absolutely fine. Nevertheless, I would recommend just getting a PF Servo, as it's WAY better suited for the task.
  10. Sorry about that, that was really condescending of me. I should've known better.
  11. Everyone and their grandma has built a supercar at some point. And sure, it's a noble pursuit with its own challenges and rewards, but... there are so many more interesting things you can build.
  12. I wholeheartedly approve.
  13. About the software; if you've got an apple product, it'll do just fine. I hear that the latest android update also improved a lot of things. It's just not that great on my sony experia z1. And I get it, programming for android is a twisted mess due to all the different hardware and software shenanigans that are going on. I'd just like things to, y'know, work.
  14. I only needed a very limited range of motion to tilt the mast; one stud forward and backward (so two studs total) does the trick. So this part comes to the rescue: At first I had it hooked up to a M motor with a worm gear to slow it down. However, there are some drawbacks to this system; there are no hard stops at the extremes of the motion, so if you just keep the motor running it just keeps going forwards and backwards. Also, the response is a bit sluggish. With the servo I could just completely drop the worm gear mechanism. Also, the Sbrick software can keep a servo in place indefinitely without holding any buttons. (The 'tilt' slider just stays where you put it), while with a regular PF remote you'd have to keep holding the button. (Or you could use a train remote, but that has its own set of problems). So, while this is definately buildable using regular PF, some advantages you can only get with the Sbrick. (Don't take that last remark as a blind recommendation. People who've followed my shenanigans know I'm not a massive fan, as their android app is still a piece of [expletive deleted], but with a bit of coding I'm sure they'll figure it out someday).
  15. Your piggybacker is pretty damn sweet as well! And as far as I can tell, you may actually be winning in the size department: I'm having some trouble accessing your bricksafe site, but I'll be studying your model closely, since you've also done an excellent job building in a very compact way.