bonox

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  1. what a machine - just like its builder! :)
  2. out of nothing more than curiosity, they've put 2 models in 1 on the advertising - what's the second model? or are they treating the crate as a B model? It starts looking like such a greedy rush to get some things to sell that they've stopped thinking altogether.
  3. i would agree with you for many of the newer sets. If you are interested in history however, the older boxes had much more interest and utility than the new ones. Old boxes - using the classic space set as an example, had interesting pictures not only of kids actually playing with the toy, but also a range of alternative build ideas that were not ever available in the instructions. The box was as much an advertising and suggestion tool as a means of keeping the parts together. They can be hard to store, especially if you don't flat pack them, but i think some people change their attitudes towards boxes as they get older if they still have an interest in lego. I treat some of mine just like posters - nice lego related pictures to display in my lego room.
  4. what's that line about 1 sparrow making a spring?
  5. the last two are RC which was requested to be avoided. But if you do want to spend up on electric parts, Sheo's RH400 model is fantastically complicated and also has free instructions. Gergers Grove GMK6400 is also free and pretty 'technical' but is also RC. Non RC ideas - have a look through designer Han's older stuff for non-RC machinery Perhaps the Alfa Romeo 4C by Jeroen Ottens Cars and support equipment by Sheepo. He has some RC and all manual versions of the same thing. Modoca has some excellent non RC models on rebrickable with free instructions. And for some refreshing non car like models, try the running horse kinetic sculpture from JKBrickworks.
  6. try Nathaniel Kuipers cars like the Predator
  7. and therein began the dark ages. Thankfully as a middle aged chap, income gets to the point where often you can just go and buy these kinds of things without thinking about it excessively, but at the time there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth :)
  8. wow - you keep reading and looking at pics and it keeps getting better and better. Great effort!
  9. perhaps you could chop the springs like a real car? ;)
  10. good idea. I think we can thank the tithy troves kinetic sculpture for the shortage :)
  11. it's an ultralight - essentially a fabric hang glider wing with a small engine. The name comes from a registration category for very light weight aircraft. I used to make these for airborne: http://www.airborne.com.au/pages/microlights.php
  12. thoroughly awesome! And some great product photography as well.
  13. Dog

    exceptionally entertaining - great effort. :)
  14. and yet very elegant :)
  15. As I understand it, big alternating current induction motors with defined slip ratios won't generally play nicely together as one will end up doing all the work - the slip is slightly different between them in other words. Consequently, the reactive inductance changes, which alters the electrical frequency and then a voltage change. This tends up upset controllers trying to maintain constant frequency. The little dc motors here don't have that control mechanism and should happily react to the applied (or load if you like) torque and contribute input accordingly.