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8043 Equipment mods

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hi,very good modification...i saw in your video you have a briefcase in which you put your lego bricks...where did you buy it?

thanks in advance

daniele

I bought it at a local hardware store (I have 4 of those + several other. Most hardware stores have something like it), but i would only recommend it for larger bricks. The sidewalls between compartments can be moved, and smaller bricks have a tendency to slip under the walls. This can be frustrating, so for smaller parts i recommend this:

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It can be bought at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QWYF?ie=UTF8&tag=valkmindstorm-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00005QWYF

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here is a vid of the naked mechanism

Wow that's very simple yet functional. Thanks for rebuilding it!! I will try to incorporate it into my 8043.

tim

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simple solutions are the best solutions. is the vid enough or do you want some pics?

I think the videos perfect! Thanks for making it.

tim

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I bought it at a local hardware store (I have 4 of those + several other. Most hardware stores have something like it), but i would only recommend it for larger bricks. The sidewalls between compartments can be moved, and smaller bricks have a tendency to slip under the walls. This can be frustrating, so for smaller parts i recommend this:

415fi0Rk%2BhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

It can be bought at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QWYF?ie=UTF8&tag=valkmindstorm-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00005QWYF

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thanks for this info..i'll probably buy one of those as i really wanted to categorize all my bricks..and you know some technic ones are vey small...

thanks again

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Unfortunately, i am classifying my project of a huge demolition excavator as a failure :sad: ./ The LAs just don't have enough power to lift the boom, and i cant make the boom any smaller. I am however excited about my next project!!

Picture: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=483193

tim

Have you tryed useing a bit of string to help raise the boom,can you insert a pic of what ever you were trying so we can see it brickshelf will take a while for it to be moderated.

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Have you tryed useing a bit of string to help raise the boom,can you insert a pic of what ever you were trying so we can see it brickshelf will take a while for it to be moderated.

Brickshelf keeps giving me a weird error saying that the pictures cant be opened because they contain errors. IL try re-uploading late today.

tim

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damn , this thread makes me want 8043 . i didnt get it because of poor performance . any pros and cons ?

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Pro's:

4 small pf motors

2 receivers

2 controllers

4 LA'S

And a lot of usefull parts especially if you like making gearboxes. :thumbup:

cons:

£130 price

The gear box takes up a lot of power i removed it and added another receiver and 2 more motors.

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Pro's:

4 small pf motors

2 receivers

2 controllers

4 LA'S

And a lot of usefull parts especially if you like making gearboxes. :thumbup:

cons:

£130 price

The gear box takes up a lot of power i removed it and added another receiver and 2 more motors.

Thanks man ! :)

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Your pics are live tim mayby you could show us the gearing set up to the boom? :classic:

Tim's Demolition excavator (8043 mod)

Yes. Think I could take some more pictures. My 8043 is kind of mangled at the moment because i took off the boom and LA's for my latest project.

Pro's:

4 small pf motors

2 receivers

2 controllers

4 LA'S

And a lot of usefull parts especially if you like making gearboxes. :thumbup:

cons:

£130 price

The gear box takes up a lot of power i removed it and added another receiver and 2 more motors.

I would agree exactly! The gearbox is underpowered and wastes a lot of room. You are much better off adding motors/recievers.

Tim

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Hi!

I'm not in technics since my dark ages...but yesterday I received an 8043, and I'm very happy with it!!!Today I added some lights to the model. They come from an old city set, lights, cable and battery box (9V, square battery). It add some extra weight to the front, but I think there is no problem. Of course, the best solution for lighting would be this: My link led lights, but I dont have any of these!!Here some pics:

http://www.flickr.co...57627639123544/

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Hi!

I'm not in technics since my dark ages...but yesterday I received an 8043, and I'm very happy with it!!!Today I added some lights to the model. They come from an old city set, lights, cable and battery box (9V, square battery). It add some extra weight to the front, but I think there is no problem. Of course, the best solution for lighting would be this: My link led lights, but I dont have any of these!!Here some pics:

http://www.flickr.co...57627639123544/

Nice mod!! Its good to be out of the dark ages!! IF your feeling ambitious, you might want to try some of the mods in this thread.

tim

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in the photo above was the 8043 with various things and there was a bucket on his arm! how did you do it?

I think he means the one in post #16.

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I have already taken that bucket apart, but I think you can see enough detail from the picture to build it yourself.

tim

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