zap2012, on 21 January 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:
It seems to me that you're forgetting that Technic sets are child's toys. This whole forum is about toys. Cool, sophisticated toys, yes, but toys nonetheless.
As for RC or non-RC, I say RC all the way. The fully RCed 8043 is one of the coolest Lego sets I've seen in a long time. I would love it if the Unimog had three differentials and a PF motor to drive the wheels. And if we're doing that, I'd love to have a functioning RC-able gearshift with several gears and reverse. I mean, that's not all I'd want, but those things would just make it a lot of fun.
When it comes to most technic you are right, they are childs toys, but the flagship has always been more than just a childs toy, well to me anyway. It could just be me but when I was a child I always considered my haul of christmas goodies as a bunch of childs toys, and one something cooler and way more exiting than the rest because it's not just some other childs toy, it's the technic flagship, it's not a toy, it's as close are practical to the real thing, just smaller. That's why realism in the way it works I think is so important. Don't get me wrong I don't mind it if a set is fully RC, I just don't think it really adds much to either and would rather the extra cost went on new, more authentic parts and more complexity.
The kind of remote control you described, with the 3 differencials and gearbox would be awesome. Imajine an RC supercar with a 5 or 6 + r sequncial remote controlled gearbox, with a new high rpm motor and more reasilstic gearbox parts that can handle lots of stress without sapping too much power from the motor to overcome it's internal friction. That really would be awesome. And also, why is it that only supercars have gearboxes? Most trucks (including all unimogs to my knowledge) have gearboxes. Just a random thought there, the Unimog still looks absolutely brilliant.
I don't know, maybe the dissapointing fully RC models of the past has put me off, but the future is not the past so I guess i'm open to it.
Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!