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  1. This is so awesome, your build inspired me in a lot of ways, I like the rear axle with suspension most and used that design in my current moc. I don't have enough parts for your build atm but I will surely build it in future.
  2. Sure, see attached picture, I don't mind the ratio, but a matching gear to the lego 8 tooth would be better in my opinion.
  3. Hello efferman, you have some very nice parts here. I would like to buy some gears from you but I don't know how they couple together either with your custom gears or with lego ones. I'm particularly looking for ANY two gears that would couple together 1 stud apart in diagonal way. Thank you very much.
  4. Wow very nice, this is so cool to see other people building it for real, very inspiring to make more MOCs and instructions, thank you!
  5. Thank you! This is exactly wht I was looking for, I wonder why I didn't found this video myslef. Again many thanks
  6. So as title suggest, I would like to replace the spring in the larger shock absorber because the genuine one with very hard spring is expensive as hell. I tried searching for a data of the spring so I can buy some 3rd party but unfortunatelly I didn't find any. The only data I need is the stifness of the spring (N/mm), the easiest way how to measure it is putting weight on it till the absorber reach its end and writing the weight here. Thank you very much for any input.
  7. The stud.io is still in beta phase so it is necessary to first open it and then open the file in it as the .io files are not associated with the program itslef. I have exported the model to .ldr file as well but i don't have ldraw to check if everything is in place. You can download .ldr file here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_52o8Yjx1kuc2g5dm1JNGM1TnM/view?usp=sharing I will not make ldd file as it is too difficult to build gears and angled connections in it.
  8. Good to hear! Here is a link to rebrickable entry: http://rebrickable.com/mocs/Ivan_M/excavator
  9. The build is done, updated file is available for download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_52o8Yjx1kuRXVfV1lFdkZKUW8 to start from begining hide all parts and then unhide them step by step. If there is group of parts it means that this group is build separately and then attached to the main structure. I have also published it at rebrickable but it will take a time to get approval since this is my first MOC at rebrickable. Enjoy.
  10. All parts are currently placed in single step so it is quite a mess. I'm currently re-building it from scratch using multiple steps and placing parts like in real life so you shoul be able to build it without problems. I have also made some small improvements in the inner structure. I guess it will take me 3-5 days to finish it. i will post the updated file here and make a rebrickable page as well.
  11. Thank you for your kind words, funny thing is that your C models of 42042 made me buy it
  12. You can see parts list in the model info but there are some weird things that are waiting for correction like u-joints that are part of 3L and part of 4L. The motor is also missing as it is not in stud.io at the moment. The easiest way to build it without proper instructions is to follow steps I placed each part, you can see this in studio as well. Thanks everyone for warm comments.
  13. I have made a video of the model, you can see it here (without the modified arm). I have also uploaded current version of digital buidl to Google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_52o8Yjx1kuNTJ5NUZIZmw4ZzA/view?usp=sharing The file is for the Stud.io from bricklink. Please let me know in case of any problems with video or digital file. Thanks!
  14. Thank you very much. Yes you are right about the arm in center, the first version had it like that but I decided later to move it sideways to save space. Since the whole model is quite compact and minimal width of the arm is 5 studs (to fit two gears) I moved it 3 studs to right to have space for cabin. I could make the cabin sticking out of the superstucture but I didn't liked the looks. The middle part of the arm buges me too, the only solution I was able to come up with is here: I'm not sure about it, it seems too bulk Thank you very much! Thank you very much! Thank you very much. Yes I plan to release digital file, maybe proper instructions as well, I will see how difficult is it to make them :)
  15. Hello everyone. First of all I would like to introduce myself a little - I'm 28 years old and I recently get back to lego thanks to my children who are slowly outgrowing Duplo and tranfering to real lego. I spent my chilhood with sets like 8480 (it is now 20 year since I found it under the Christmas tree) but I found my way to Technic only now. This is my first MOC after darkage, I have bought 42042 and some loose parts to create this excavator. About the model: It is powered by one L motor that drives the gearbox with 4 functions - lower section of the arm with two LA, upper section of arm with one LA, bucket with one mLA and rotation.I wanted to add 5th function as well for drive but I didn't manage to fit it into it. Drive without steering is not really something desireable after all so i think it is OK. The biggest challange was finding out the best gear ratio to move things at acceptable speed and slow enough to have power. Only the rotation remained a little jerky - I guess it is because the center of mass is not exactly in the center of turntable but a little offset due to the arm beeing closer to right side. I was glad for new turntable with bewel gear because I was running out of space due to worm gear. You can see more from the gearings in renders, the pictures are better than words. I build the model in new stud.io, it needs some tweaking but the build in rendering tool is nice. Do not mind the u-joints, they are real pain in the megablocks to work with, some other parts are little off too as aligning them was impossible. There is one "illegal" connection in digital model - the front of the cabin, but it is joined together with real model without any stress at all. Please let me know how would you improve it, I would like to put it on rebrickable once finished, but I don't think it is good enouh yet. Thank you. btw.: is there a preview before submitting a thread/reply as I cannot see it anywhere and it is very handy to check the topic before posting..