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1 hour ago, Johnny1360 said:

I often use it to mount wheels onto, where the tire would rub against a 3 L beam with 2 pins. 

Exactly :wink: it is very usefull when trying to make as narrow as possible axle and good example is truck wheel (like in Arocs). Another excellent quality - it is very stiff so I use them often when I have to connect and make stiffer two "levels" if beams. It is actually very usefull part. It would be also great to have variant with axles instead of pins.

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Yes, I also figured a good narrow suspension with steering .. i use that part as a wheel hub 

note: thats a u-joint !! 

 

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 10:03 PM, Doug72 said:

I agree, the Rough Terrain Crane uses 19 pce. I replaced many by 3L beam & 2 pins which I have plenty of, keeping the RTC ones for other possible uses, yet to be determined !

I'm sure I used one of these once because a half beam was slightly too thick for something. To get better with lego bricks you gotta think like a lego brick. it could maybe fit beside the teeth of a gear but without catching or grinding on the teeth.

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2 hours ago, SNIPE said:

I[...] it could maybe fit beside the teeth of a gear but without catching or grinding on the teeth.

Spot on - it can sit flush next to a z24 gear and will barely touch it; flush next to a friction gear there's no contact at all.

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The new LEGO Star Wars Anakin's Podracer 75258 appears to have clear Transparent) beams, are these new?

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transparent parts are good cause you can see the mechanisms working more, eg a gearbox made with transparent beams.

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When we have discussion about parts color; I wonder how is it possible that some MOCs have this part in yellow?

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They are great indeed and they have non centralized mounting point which is additional good point.

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They look very cool, but there is one question a bit different: is there a parts like this only 5 studs in diameter?

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Some parts arrived, this would be at least 165€ on BL if such parts were actualy in stock. I wish TLG would make such parts from time to time to fill aftermarket :sceptic:

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7 hours ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

@Ivan_M Why don't you use the new wheel hub with ball-pin and ball-axle

I'm not sure but I think the old hubs (from 8297 and 8070, among others, if my memory isn't screwing with me again) allow you to have the towball arm flush with the driving axle, whereas the new hubs place it one stud higher (or lower). In some cases, the former may be preferrable.

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8 hours ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

@Ivan_M Why don't you use the new wheel hub with ball-pin and ball-axle

because the current hubs require 5 horizontal studs between hub arms and those old hubs require only 3 studs. When you want to make steered and driven axle with 62,2mm wheels it is huge difference, because 5 studs high axle leave almost no ground clearance.

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7 minutes ago, Ivan_M said:

because the current hubs require 5 horizontal studs between hub arms and those old hubs require only 3 studs. When you want to make steered and driven axle with 62,2mm wheels it is huge difference, because 5 studs high axle leave almost no ground clearance.

That is logical, but you could also use 5l steering arms from Arocs and make (relatively) narrow axle

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On 3/15/2019 at 9:07 PM, I_Igor said:

That is logical, but you could also use 5l steering arms from Arocs and make (relatively) narrow axle

yea I meant vertical 5 studs, my bad

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7 hours ago, Ivan_M said:

yea I meant vertical 5 studs, my bad

No problem :wink:

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