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23 hours ago, grum64 said:

I know there are far more intersting things in your life than wondering what I'm building next but since you ask it'll be Jurgens Ultimate 42082 and as I finished the 42030 yesterday (to be posted shortly) building will be starting soon.

With that in mind you may want to ensure your next haul is a long one. Make that a very long one. It's a big build :wink:

Well Given that we just wound the clocks back on the weekend, and it has got a bit colder at night ( Puttles is now sleeping in the bed instead of on top ) you could say winter is on its way...However due to circumstances beyond my control I have had a change of career ( got married as well ) and have a little more time on my hands, and are home at night.

And besides I quite enjoy Grum TV ... the show is pretty good.

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Congratulations on getting married. I wish for you and your Wife to be as happy as me & Mrs Grum because if you are then you’re going to have a really great life together and one heck of an adventure.

Hope the career change works out and is all you want it to be.

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Building Time 5hrs 20min - Total Build Time 5hrs 20mins

This post is very photo heavy. Sorry.

After having had a fun filled week with the Little Darlings they've now gone back home :sad: so it’s time for another build to begin.

This time it’s the 42082 Rough Terrain Crane only it’s not, not really. This is Jurgen’s Ultimate 42082. Out of the box the RTC’s a great set but Jurgen’s version being full RC is so much more playable. Full RC means fitting 6 motors, 2 servos and an extra battery box into the model which seems unlikely but Jurgens done it.

The first job was to get the parts emptied into a sorting tray which was a good idea in theory but 4057 parts in one, albeit big 120cmx55cmx5cm, tray turned out to be not the best idea I’ve ever had. Being full to almost overflowing sorting parts out was nigh on impossible without a tidal wave of parts cascading over the edges. After getting the huge pile of parts divided into two trays it was time to start building.

So far the build has gone well with just the marriage of the two large sub assemblies being the fly backstroking it’s way through the ointment. With the universal joints being more wiggly than even the wiggliest of wiggly worms, stopping it moving about while trying guide it and the other axles towards and into their respective destinations proved to be time consuming and very frustrating. Aargh.......

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Wow quite impressive how densly packed with functions that assembly is so far, looks like great fun. A minor thing to keep in mind, for future assembly of multiple universal joints, line the slots up on the U-joints so that they are on the same spline of the axle, you will have smoother operation. This is how it is done on real machinery. 

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35 minutes ago, Johnny1360 said:

Wow quite impressive how densly packed with functions that assembly is so far, looks like great fun. A minor thing to keep in mind, for future assembly of multiple universal joints, line the slots up on the U-joints so that they are on the same spline of the axle, you will have smoother operation. This is how it is done on real machinery. 

Like you, I'm amazed how much is being fitted into the available space. It's an interesting build and one I'm learning a lot from. Learning while having fun, just how education should be.

Thanks for the info on lining up the slots on the universal joints. It’s something I'm well aware of but, along with many other things, often forget to do. One too many knocks to the head over the years I'm afraid.

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53 minutes ago, Johnny1360 said:

Wow quite impressive how densly packed with functions that assembly is so far, looks like great fun. A minor thing to keep in mind, for future assembly of multiple universal joints, line the slots up on the U-joints so that they are on the same spline of the axle, you will have smoother operation. This is how it is done on real machinery. 

You are on a roll my friend.:thumbup:

And I hate to bring it to you, but @Johnny1360 is right about those U-joints... The angular motion of the straight axle will be ever so slightly non-uniform. Luckily for you you made the mistake on both ends of the axle, so it is only the middle part that is not moving perfectly. So I'd say, no harm done this time

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25 minutes ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

You are on a roll my friend.:thumbup:

And I hate to bring it to you, but @Johnny1360 is right about those U-joints... The angular motion of the straight axle will be ever so slightly non-uniform. Luckily for you you made the mistake on both ends of the axle, so it is only the middle part that is not moving perfectly. So I'd say, no harm done this time

Thank you Jeroen. It's been a really enjoyable build so far.

I think I'll correct the middle part of the Universal Joint anyway if I can. Jurgen put a lot into designing this so the very least I can do is build it right.

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22 hours ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

The angular motion of the straight axle will be ever so slightly non-uniform. Luckily for you you made the mistake on both ends of the axle, so it is only the middle part that is not moving perfectly. So I'd say, no harm done this time

This is new to me, but I'm not sure I follow. The straight axle you are refering to appears to be the only one where the slots in the U-joints are aligned, yet you say this is the axle that will not behave correctly. Do you mind clearing this up a bit for me?

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38 minutes ago, zoo said:

This is new to me, but I'm not sure I follow. The straight axle you are refering to appears to be the only one where the slots in the U-joints are aligned, yet you say this is the axle that will not behave correctly. Do you mind clearing this up a bit for me?

If both U-joints aren't following the same alignment, the axle will rotate in a slight circle rather than simply rotating on the spot. I've seen it happen on my 42029; luckily, I was able to correct them without taking anything apart. :sweet:

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1 hour ago, zoo said:

This is new to me, but I'm not sure I follow. The straight axle you are refering to appears to be the only one where the slots in the U-joints are aligned, yet you say this is the axle that will not behave correctly. Do you mind clearing this up a bit for me?

This is because there are two non-aligned U-joints leading towards that straight axle. And the input is before the non-aligned U-joints.

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17 hours ago, zoo said:

This is new to me, but I'm not sure I follow. The straight axle you are refering to appears to be the only one where the slots in the U-joints are aligned, yet you say this is the axle that will not behave correctly. Do you mind clearing this up a bit for me?

Have a look at this thread for a demonstration of the effects

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18 hours ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

This is because there are two non-aligned U-joints leading towards that straight axle. And the input is before the non-aligned U-joints.

Alright, got it. Thank you!

3 hours ago, LucyCol said:

Have a look at this thread for a demonstration of the effects

Cool, thanks!

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