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17 hours ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Has anyone been able to order the black rotor blades and the dumb hub from TLG?

when ordered my parts black blades were listed but out of stock

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I ordered a batch of white and red parts to reconstruct a white-red Osprey. Will update with further progress later.

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Took about 5 weeks from order to delivery of parts that I bought from Lego direct in Europe.

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9 hours ago, gregorski904 said:

black blades were listed but out of stock

This means that they will only become available again with a new design since there is currently no reason to mold a new batch.
Some kind of Schrödingers brick: It's there but it's not there :laugh_hard:

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Finished building last night. Looks great! Glad I decided to get the parts together.

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34 minutes ago, Ragana9289 said:

Where are the lime screws from ?

??

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12 hours ago, wg100 said:

Finished building last night. Looks great! Glad I decided to get the parts together.

What is the solution for the motor and the battery box that you used?

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Just now, Ngoc Nguyen said:

What is the solution for the motor and the battery box that you used?

Used the Control+ Hub with Power Up L motor and the lever designed by chefkaspa from Rebrickable.

Added the extra three 8z gears in the gearbox as per this method: 50172960462_c32fe3751c_o.png
Haven’t gotten round to modding the engine gearbox yet.

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4 hours ago, Ragana9289 said:

Where are the lime screws from ?

You mean the propeller blades? From the Lamborghini.

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I did have a chance finally to test how the Osprey's gear-crunching works exactly and what are the potential fixes:

Unfortunately the fix suggested by Huw in his Brickset article has its own issues and it is not a viable solution. I tested the version suggested by @wg100 with some slight modifications, and it seems to hold better. I still don't think it is the ultimate solution, but creating one would require some bigger design changes in the gearbox. 

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16 hours ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Actually it's user's abuse.

No, it definitely is a quality control issue. It’s a design that can be broken very easily, even by kids. This set has pretty severe mechanical issues.

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The parts I ordered to reconstruct a white-red 42113 replica have arrived. I'll do a test build this weekend and report on anything noteworthy. I'm gonna use the PF L motor and Seo-on Daddy's solution for the battery box.

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All of the parts for the reconstructed version are here.

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I found a problem with @Seo-onDaddy's battery box solution.

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This design pushes the end with the switch (driver's side) slightly away from the pin hole in the panel. If I tried to force the 5.5 axle, the middle section of the design bends slightly forward, and this is not desirable. My fix for this is that I replaced the two 2L thin liftarm with the rubber 2L liftarm with two axle holes.

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The second problem with the previous design is that in the original setup, the wire for the L motor will go out from the front and will be squeezed by the cockpit subassembly. There is no place to route the wire for the L motor. My solution is that I removed one hole in the brick line and routed the wire from between the switch axle and the red connector.

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I just received the black rotor blades. Was able to order them directly from Lego by phone. 

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I finished the reconstructed version I put in the first post.

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As mentioned above, I found two problems with Seoon-Daddy's battery box. However, they are minor problems and can be fixed quickly. Then I found out a 3rd problem. The rotor doesn't tilt up. This can be due to either:
 

- The battery box doesn't provide enough energy
- The motor doesn't have enough torque, I recalled having read somewhere that the PF L motor has slightly less torque than the Control+ L motor
- The custom rotor blades are heavier than the official blade.
 

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I've just found out there is a version of the real Osprey that kinda resembles the reconstructed version.

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey first flight

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Hiya All,

I finally got 6 Lambo blades in and well... spray painted them black (ducks!) Just used a $2.99 can of cheapie paint (fiddly bits brand from Bunnings).

They were really hard to get in Australia (no one had more than 2!) but since then I found a store that has 14, with special pricing on 2 lots of 6.

https://store.bricklink.com/fantechnic?p=fantechnic#/shop?o={"itemID":189768}

They also have all of the Sian panels and I noted an orange T !!!  (but too pricey for me!)

Hopefully some real black blades will be available soon, but in the mean time sprayed ones do the job for me!

 

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