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42077 Mods Needed

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Will any of the experienced Technic builders here have any interest in motorizing the rally car just released? I'd love to buy this set but since I'm not proficient with motorizing technic sets, it would be awesome to see the pros in here show the world how it can be done!

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That's exactly what I was thinking how nobody in here has started a modding thread on this set! I already see the mac anthem has motorization threads...why not the rally car? Is it because the car is too simple? 

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1 hour ago, GT_8Ricks said:

That's exactly what I was thinking how nobody in here has started a modding thread on this set! I already see the mac anthem has motorization threads...why not the rally car? Is it because the car is too simple? 

Perhaps people like more machinery than cars or is the main reason that we have lots of great cars with their own topics here on Eurobricks, who knows...

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I think motorizing 42077 should be quite simple, from what ive seen there is a ton of empty space underneath the fake engine directly in front of the diff, bolting an L motor in there is probably quite easy. Intercepting the steering axle at some point and putting a servo on it (probably between the seats in the cabin) shouldnt be hard either, then it is just a matter of putting the receiver and battery box somewhere and routing some cables.

In terms of mods, im much more interest to see if the space under the engine could hold a gearbox, even a simple 2 speed box with a sequential style shifter between the seats would improve the set greatly imho

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I'm already done with the motorization of the B model, both with PF motors and a buggy motor variant. Working on a video and instructions in the upcoming days, afterwards I'll focus on the A model. I'll post the progress in the existing 42077 topic, I'm not sure if we need to create a separate topic for the motorization.

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1 hour ago, vectormatic said:

engine could hold a gearbox, even a simple 2 speed box with a sequential style shifter between the seats would improve the set greatly imho

There is definitely enough space. Rerouting the steering and keeping the control in the same place will be a huge problem.

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