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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. dhc6twinotter

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

    Great looking model!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. dhc6twinotter

    Favorite Technic Part

    Differential, particularly the older ones. There are some pretty awesome mechanical things that can be done with them!
  13. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Personally, I think having to manually select functions on an RC set defies the whole purpose of having RC. Aside from the adventure bike, nothing in this year's Technic lineup appeals to me. I'm hoping for some new drivetrain parts in that tow truck though. It looks like I'll be focusing more on the Creator line this year.
  14. dhc6twinotter

    [BUG] Navigation in new Technic Forum

    Happens to me on my iPhone/Safari as well.
  15. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    I'm not really a fan of the looks, including the colors, but I do like how the stabilizers are built. They use the new rack and rack holder part (or boom piece or telescoping piece or whatever it's called). The racks extend downward and swivel out at the same time. This how many real stabilizers work, and I don't know that I've ever seen this done in Lego before. I am curious how the drivetrain is built. This would appear to be quite a heavy model, and it will be interesting to see how Lego deals with motor placement, u-joint design, and hub design. Perhaps we will see some new drivetrain components in the set. Man I am really not a fan of the yellow rims, and they should really be black or red. Pretty scrappy looking crane arm too. The entire body looks like it's made from about five or six different pieces.