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This topic can be used to present your CADA model/set, as well to discuss.

PLEASE NOTE: We don’t endorse other brands on the Technic forum, although we want to make an exception for this topic only, since our members have created some awesome models with this brand.

Rules:
- CADA only, no other brands at this point.
- This is the only CADA topic for the Technic forum, and each CADA model goes here, so no opening a new topic for a new CADA model.
- Do not use this topic solely to promote your CADA set/instructions. Do use this topic to make a nice presentation of your CADA model, and you can put a small link to the store. Again, all the presentation and discussion should be done here.
- Mind the size of your pictures (max 1024).
- Rules might change as the time goes on.

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Thanks for making some room for discussion about CADA. This could be really useful. Do I understand correctly that it's also okay to discuss CADA in general, such as its distinct parts?

I do have a question that I did not want to ask so far. CADA seems to have a bunch of useful parts that do not exist in Lego technic, such as short flip-flop beams and various connectors. I have been thinking about getting such parts to try them out for building, ad they are easy to differentiate from Lego parts. However, I could not find a site to list such parts, not to mention to buy them by piece. Is there such a place, something like bricks and pieces for Lego parts? I have seen some people posting builds that use a few CADA parts only. Did you get them standalone or from CADA sets?

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On 2/4/2022 at 9:47 PM, gyenesvi said:

I have seen some people posting builds that use a few CADA parts only. Did you get them standalone or from CADA sets

I have bought Sets and got a few free Sets from Cada to make my Testbuilds. Cada has a very small spare part section on their online shop, but actually no flip flop beams or beams with pins at the end. The G5 from Cada for example is a very good partspack if you need special parts.

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Edit: A link to the instruction page to find the part lists.

G5 instruction with part list

 

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Unique parts contained in the Humvee.

 

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Cada electronics. For the upcoming Buggy motor i have no file.

 

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The general Link to the Cada homepage : https://www.doubleeagle-group.com/

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I'm glad to see some official recognition for discussion of CADA in this limited way! (It makes more sense than the way we were using Brunoj1's Supercar topic as an unofficial one!)

 

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Interesting topic, and I think this one will be quite active with all their amazing (upcoming and current) releases. Nice to have for sure rather than having the entire forum cluttered with individual topics.

CaDA Master series index

The CaDA master series consists of sets that have been designed by LEGO fans, and were bought by CaDA to be released as a set. At the time of writing, the list of partners consists of: Eric Trax, Brunojj1, T-lego, Maciej Szymanski, M. Schlegel and Suhwan Ji. 

I will do my best to keep this list updated with other Master Series releases and keep them as easy to read as possible. I will list the most important bits of info regarding these sets. For more info, look on CaDA's website or ask around in the topic. 

CADA Master Series

Supercar 770-4 C61041W
designed by @T Lego, 3842 parts, manual
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Rebrickable  
DECADASTORE  YouTube  
Eurobricks

 

 

Italian Supercar C61042W, C61043W, C61057W
designed by @brunojj1, 3187 parts, RC or manual
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DECADASTORE  YouTube  Eurobricks
also without motors (C1043W), or in yellow (C61057W)

 

V12 Hypercar C61053W
designed by Suhwan Ji, 4449 parts, RC
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DECADASTORE  YouTube

 

Goliath Dump Truck C61054W
designed by @eric trax , 3067 parts, RC
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DECADASTORE  YouTube

 

Farm Tractor C61042W
designed by @eric trax, 1675 pieces, RC
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ReBrickable DECADASTORE YouTube

 

Telehandler C61051W
designed by @eric trax, 1469 parts, RC
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Rebrickable  DECADASTORE  YouTube  Eurobricks

 

Soviet Union WW II T-34 Tank C61072W

designed by Maciej Szymanski, 772 parts, RC

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DECADASTORE  YouTube

 

Tiger Tank | C61071W
designed by Maciej Szymanski, 925parts, RC

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DECADASTORE  YouTube

Classic Sports Car 61045W
designed by M. Schlegel, 1429 parts, RC

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DECADASTORE  YouTube

Goliath Bulldozer 61045W
designed by Maciej Szymanski, 2826 parts, RC

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DECADASTORE  YouTube

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While I’m not really a fan of the real car, I think this is the kind of angular bodywork that Technic does a very good job of recreating. It’s a very impressive model

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@Milan: thank you for doing that :thumbup:. It´s obvious that this is a good way to discuss things which enhance our building experience by using the broadest palette of parts in a comfortable way. Freedom of choice and opinions for everybody!

34 minutes ago, efferman said:

I have bought Sets and got a few free Sets from Cada to make my Testbuilds. Cada has a very small spare part section on their online shop, but actually no flip flop beams or beams with pins at the end. The G5 from Cada for example is a very good partspack if you need special parts.

Please post a small link for the parts pack.

33 minutes ago, 2GodBDGlory said:

I'm glad to see some official recognition for discussion of CADA in this limited way! (It makes more sense than the way we were using Brunoj1's Supercar topic as an unofficial one!)

I didn´t feel it was the case, but I endorse to put it the right way. There are many more interesting sets and parts to be discussed for sure!

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2 hours ago, LvdH said:

I I don't like the color they chose though. They could have chosen anything as wild as their imagination allows, but they chose a boring white with some red accents (mostly stickers). 

Tell me about it! It would have been a perfect opportunity to do something completely different from what lego offers, like purple or yellow. But instead they went with legos sticker route. Any colour: orange, red, green, blue would've looked better.

When you look on there website I also found this a bit strange. "black pins UNcluded". What does that mean?? There are obvious blue pins showing in the model, I don't know why they'd do that after releasing Bruno's model with all black pins.

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20 minutes ago, langko said:

When you look on there website I also found this a bit strange. "black pins UNcluded". What does that mean?? There are obvious blue pins showing in the model, I don't know why they'd do that after releasing Bruno's model with all black pins.

If I read correctly you get a full set of red and black pins. 

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Now that this thread exists, I think it'd be useful to compile a list of CaDA brand pieces with frequent moulding issues, since in my time with the Centenario I've come across a fair few

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1 hour ago, LvdH said:

If I read correctly you get a full set of red and black pins. 

That's what I'd assume, but I think there's better ways to say that. Uncluded implies you don't get any, included would imply that you would. (unless it's a spelling error, U and I are next to each other on the keyboard). Plus I don't know why you'd bother giving blue pins when (I assume) most people would use the black ones...

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1 hour ago, langko said:

That's what I'd assume, but I think there's better ways to say that. Uncluded implies you don't get any, included would imply that you would. (unless it's a spelling error, U and I are next to each other on the keyboard). Plus I don't know why you'd bother giving blue pins when (I assume) most people would use the black ones...

I ran a review on this set a while back, and my impression was that the blue pins were used in the chassis, while the black ones were used in the bodywork.

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Man. Look at that chrome connectors parts with those spiked ones. Watched a couple of videos on YT and I think the parts definitely got improved although the friction quality of 2L black/blue axle-pins yet to be seen.
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On 2/4/2022 at 10:37 PM, brunojj1 said:

Please post a small link for the parts pack.

Done in my first post.

 

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The picture does not include the 7L perpendicular beam which I found is the most useful.

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Then I discovered this part in the mentioned white „BMW“ set – it´s quite nice to have it in order to go the narrow path if needed:

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The sometimes too slippery white Lego clutches can get annoying. These ones are on the other extreme end. Nice alternative too, although some of them seem almost impossible to move.

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14 minutes ago, brunojj1 said:

does not include the 7L perpendicular beam

oops, corrected. Btw, all of them are very Usefull. So I use many of them in my upcoming Cada Sets

Yes the cada clutches are harder than the linear clutches from Lego. A little bit to stiff i think.

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Just happened to receive another package from CaDA R&D. This alternative design is being produced according to my proposal:

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It´s not hard to spot some differences compared to the known standard elements when it comes to elasticity and attachment points. Not sure they have been implemented in some of the recent sets though. If somebody can spot them, please share a picture. At least they will come in a new hypercar of mine this summer (most likely not black!). 

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Very happy to see this topic added to the forum! 

I think we all will have great fun discussing the (upcomming) master releases and growing parts catalogue with many unique parts. Proudly being part of their group of individual designers and therefore having some inside knowledge, I am afraid this topic will get unclear  soon with such variety of things being discussed. However I fully understand and respect the decision to keep it to a single topic only - it's a Lego forum after all. :thumbup: 

Have a great time everyone!

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Is there an alternative link for instructions? I only found this but it's ridiculously slow and in chinese, no matter what language I chose :<

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There is also a pin with balljoint, except female. These appear in the C61053 “Apollo IE”.

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6 minutes ago, Gimmick said:

Is there an alternative link for instructions? I only found this but it's ridiculously slow and in chinese, no matter what language I chose :<

They do upload some of their instructions on their FB group. I know, not everyones favorite site, but it’s so much faster. 

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6 minutes ago, LvdH said:

These appear in the C61053 “Apollo IE”.

There are 14 of them in the G5.

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Just like the other CaDA Master designers here on EB I really appreciate this topic popping up. Thank you very much! Talking about unique parts I got my hands on flexible liftarms with axle holes. They were invented and patented by a German company but they are now being produced by CaDA. They can be best compared to 45590 but feel more like plastic. There are various length (up to 22L) and can be easily cut to any length. I got a feeling they might be very useful.

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1 hour ago, Gimmick said:

Is there an alternative link for instructions? I only found this but it's ridiculously slow and in chinese, no matter what language I chose :<

Wow! Slow or not, that's a cool link. I didn't realize they shared all their instructions like that!

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55 minutes ago, jorgeopesi said:

I do not know what CADA is, can anybody explain to me please?

Cada is a Chinese manufacturer of Sets made of liftarms and bricks. They have many unique parts, and even the 2 long pins have a different design, to avoid a exact copy of the lego design.

Even lego is using now the flipflop beams, slightly modified, from cada in 11 and 15 modules. Cada doesnt make copys of Lego Sets or mocs and works together with some Moccers to bring their ideas to the market. The quality is quite good, but the friction in the Crossaxle connectors is sometimes a little to low.

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