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  1. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Those two are probably some of the best episodes from Top Gear (along with the Vietnam special). Speaking of the backhoe, that is probably going to be a must-buy for me. I haven't purchased a Technic set since the Xerion (stuff is just getting too expensive, especially considering I prefer to builds MOCs rather than sets). I always told myself that if LEGO offers a legitimate backhoe or tow truck, I'd buy one. Otherwise, I don't see much Technic set purchases in my future.
  2. dhc6twinotter

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    I'm seriously thinking about just using the Spike Prime hub for my Mocs instead of the PU Hub. The six ports will come in handy, but even then, having to now find room for two battery boxes is going to be a real pain. I'm not even sure I want to invest in the PU stuff, especially if there isn't going to be any extension cables available. With the PF stuff, I've port stacked on every moc I've built that was RC. I never once had an issue with over-current protectors kicking in. The new PU stuff is nice, but there are some major drawbacks.
  3. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    I light element with programable light patterns would be pretty sweet, especially if more than one pair of lights can be connected to it.
  4. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    I hope there is a way to stack outputs, but it doesn't look like this is the case. Most of my mocs use two drive motors, and I've always stacked the plugs on one IR port. Now, it looks like I'll have to use two ports on the hub, and I presume there is a way to link outputs together in the app. Adding lights and such can use up ports pretty fast too! What I used to do with one BB and 4 IR Receivers may now require three bulky hubs! I really want to see some way to stack port outputs! The new PU system really seems to take up a lot of space, and I'm not a fan of having to have a whole new set of batteries for every four outputs.
  5. dhc6twinotter

    3 functions through the newer turntable

    I don't know that the new turntable would offer much of a difference versus the old one in this regard. It has more space, but I don't think space was the problem with getting three functions through the center of the old turntable. The issue was how to get three shafts spinning around each other without getting in the way of each other as well. This might help: The new turntable doesn't really solve any of these issues, other than maybe give a bit more space.
  6. dhc6twinotter

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Personally, I've never build a B model in my life, so I would prefer TLG spends more development time on the actual A model. That's just me though...
  7. Well, I think it was kind of a collaborated idea, and I really like what I'm seeing so far! There is some neat stuff!
  8. dhc6twinotter

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I'm on the fence with this set. There is no reason why a set this size couldn't have a three section boom or pendular axle. The functions just seem pretty basic to me, although I do like the multi-directions gear boxes. Too bad about all the color vomit and extra dribble. I don't really see a need for things like tool boxes and such on a technic model. That just pads the part count and jacks the price up. The crane might be my only Technic set this year, but I dunno. Maybe I'll hold off.
  9. dhc6twinotter

    42080 Forest Harvester

    Just out of curiosity, do the new valves move any easier than the old ones? The old ones could get a bit stiff at times.
  10. dhc6twinotter

    [MOC] Small 4-axle mobile crane - finished!

    Great looking model!
  11. The great thing about the new selector is that it acts a bit like a worm gear and locks the driving rings in place. It would be very hard, if not impossible, for it to be back driven. Plus, it's more compact and easier to incorporate into models. Win, win, win all around. This is the best new part in ages.
  12. dhc6twinotter

    [MOC] Mini and 1:8 scale W16-engines

    The "W" engines that VW, Audi, Bentley, and Bugatti use have four cams and one crank. When looking at the block from one of the ends, it looks like a V. The two cylinder heads are really wide though. These "W" engines are basically designed around two VR engines mounted together (The VR engines are very narrow 15 degree V engines used in many older VW vehicles. Despite cylinders/pistons being in a V configuration, the VR engines only have one cylinder head). Bugatti did use "W18" engines that did have three banks of cylinders (three heads, three exhaust manifolds, three intakes, etc) in some of the '90s concept cars, but I don't think any made it to production.
  13. dhc6twinotter

    [WIP] Mack Granite GU-813 - Review added

    This is very nice! One of the best looking Technic long-nose trucks I've seen. This looks far better than the Lego one just released.
  14. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    If there is a new valve, I hope it's not as stiff as the current valves. This is pretty exciting though. I'm going to put my road grader on hold until we hear more about these valves.
  15. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    I guess I'm a bit late to the party, but I quite like the rally car! The Mack on the other hand, I don't like at all. Far too many system bricks mixed with the studless parts. I've never been a fan of this, and It looks terrible. I'll be passing on the Mack, but if the price of the rally car is right, it's a must buy.