Technic 1h 2013
Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:39 PM
I think if you take a look at the L.A., the liftarm panels or the tracks you can easy imagine the size.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:31 AM
the grand prix racer is 57cm long according to the leaked images, the 2005 Ferrari was 61cm long, so it is definitely the same scale.
I am sure it would have suspension. there is no way they would make a car this big without it!
gear box? maybe. it seems equivalent to 8070, and that had suspension and a gearbox (although not linked to the drivetrain). I hope it has a gearbox, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it doesn't.
could we see the return of the damped supension springs for the opening engine cover like the Silver Champion?
Panels: I am imagining this having a hell of a lot of panels!
I would doubt this would have a motor, unless it is RC like this year's crawler, but that would just be silly. This would mean, unless there are a couple more sets to be revealed, no motors in the first half.
the clawed crawler should be quite cool, I like tracked vehicles. I would like to see the claw controlled from the main body like the motorized excavator. it should definitely be possible.
It would be cool if it had stabilizers controlled through the turntable. I worked at a metal recycling place for a couple of days, and the grabber cranes they had there wrere like that, although they did have wheels instead of tracks. I can't see anything like that on the small image, so maybe it would be something to add on when I get the set.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:56 AM
I think they got this flaw covered. A formula car has a very different back - low and open. Behind the rear suspension there is almost nothing, maybe some exhausts and a wing.
And second, maybe it doens't have a batterybox/pf-motor at all.
We will see...
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:29 AM
Currently the only colours that you can get all the panels in are black and red. orange (2 missing), yellow (1 missing) and white (1 missing) are pretty close. (light grey (2 missing) too, by the looks of it)
hopefully we get some of these in 2013 (the last white one at least appears to be in the F1 car)
at least there will be large track wheels in the grabber. I only have four of them from the excavator because I don't yet have the bulldozer.
as for the wheels, they appear to have black rims, so either the silver F1 rims are being released in black, the tyres are the Nitro Menace tyres, or the wheels/tyres are completely new. I kind of hope the last one, although a combination of 1 and 2 would be quite cool (thinner tyres at the front). it will certainly be nice getting more white parts, but PLEASE let there be a blue set!
Can't wait until some better photos are leaked. :-)
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:36 AM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:06 PM
I join your opinion - I want BLUE set as well :) and something with more LIME panels and liftarms than 9393.. love the color, but it is rather rare...
Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:41 PM
I don't buy stuff that has the same old parts and no significant building challenge.
Hence Unimog 8110 - pneumatics, orange, 4WD
Crawler 9398 - PF L-motors and Servo motor but nothing new from the 4x4 system, still the same old steering limitations.
Helicopter 9396 - blades for my own flight experiments.
Jet Plane 9394 - aerodynamic panels for my own flight experiments.
Motorbike 8051 - good smooth wheels for road vehicles. I suppose the next one will have off-road tyres as they tend to alternate between a road bike and trial bike.
My favourite car wheels are the ones from the Silver Champion. Steering pivots were closer to the wheels too.
TLG needs new ideas and needs to fund the new Technic parts to hold my interest. I have plenty of the usual parts.
What I really want is more small versatile parts, often 2M or smaller, that allow me to get stuff into tight spaces. These would not cost much and be high production volume. I had to cut down a few to make a 1M axle with bezel for connecting two 0.5M wide half beams together. That's the sort of piece I need. They could just employ me for a couple of years in the parts department, but I'm sure they've already made most of the parts we want in prototype!
Technic sets for me are OK for the model sometimes but are primarily parts packs because the MOC's the thing.
More pneumatics please!
Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:33 PM
If I saw correctly its this tires:
on standard wheels (like from 8070).
Racer has no visible suspension, just what is gained from twisting wishbone arms (it could be that there are hidden shock absorber in bosy like in large racers (silver, williams and ferrari), but there are no arrows on the box showing that function.
Functions are: steering wia knob in front of drivers cabin (it could be also connected to main steering wheel, but again, there are no arrows showing that), lifting main body (like in large racers), adjustable rear wing (or just switch for lifting the body) and working V8 motor.
There are no new panels and all large ones are red (at least from what can be seen from the picture). All white ones are smaller type, like in 8071, but htere are many white liftarms and other parts. Body is not so solid as it appears from small picture, but its still very nice design.
On the box it says that power functions can be added. I guess this is for lifting main body.
There is nothing more to add to material handler, since it can all be seen from the picture: a little cunkier and maybe smaller than 8294, arm can be completly operate form the body (complete with claw, which was not the case in previous models)
Motorcycle uses same wheel as 8053, but it has new, very nice motocross tires. If i remember correctly its colour is orange. It has two cylinder V motor (which is strange for motocross bike)
Remaining set is small construction vehicle, but I dont remember any details (I have no interest in that kind of sets).
Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:53 AM
So, all in appropriate time (to be clear: I dont know anything about 2H except some hints and I didnt even ask for more).
For now: lets enjoy and discuss 1H sets.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:39 PM
Edited by sama, 13 September 2012 - 12:31 AM.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:55 PM
I don´t think so, if it will be RC it had a lot of gears for the undercarriage trasmision, it will only have gears to operate the arm I think... but everything can be...
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