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    Liebherr HS 8040

    Beautiful, instantaneously recognizable. Colour scheme is spot on. Duty-cycle cranes are my favourite!
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    Liebherr HS 8040

    Beautiful, instantaneously recognizable. Colour scheme is spot on. Duty-cycle cranes are my favourite!
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    [wip] simple lattice crane

    IMHO, your carbody's upper structure should be longer in the counterweight area. Also, try adding some catwalks on either side. Another point: if the pendants would reach the top of the boom, it would make a big difference on the proportions. Overall, i like it, just wish i could moc something like that.
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    stringless three-section boom

    3 section boom, but with lego chains, long long time ago... http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=431191
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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    First of all, I'm not a supercar guy. I think here we are dealing with 2 different audiences for Technic: the core Technic fans (and kids/teens) and the "casual adult/nerd" with some disposable income (e.g. all the hype from the UCS Falcon). By releasing every other year a "brand name" supercar, you open up an untapped demographic for the purchase of lego sets. The technic "fans" still get their flagship set even with the release of the supercar. They are not mutually excleusives. Personally, for my future set wish it would be an UCS low loader (e.g. Ingmar's trucks). I know with the release of the Mack it's pretty unlikely but i still keep my hoped up.
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Most common camera location on cranes (crawler and RT) is pointed toward the main winch, so that the operator can see if the cables reel on properly.
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Working every day with RT cranes, I can confirm that the boom can be lowered below horizontal (roughly -10deg). There is no lifting chart at these angles but the reason is for the crane operator to change the number of lines on the block for lifting and also for inspection/greasing of the sheaves while standing on ground level.
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    [MOC] Heavy Drill Rig- 42055 C model- INSTRUCTIONS

    Very nice c-model! It captures the essence of the rotary drill rig. The functions are very simplified compared to an actual rig, but this is lego, and with the "limited" inventory of this set it's actually pretty good. I've been working myself on rotary drill rig for the last 8 years! and still not even close to be completed yet. Kudos for modeling this kind of equipment!
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    General Part Discussion

    Anybody got a description/link for lego string equivalent?
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    Boost/value

    Got my 5y-o son this set, and he loves it. He built 2 out of the 5 models himself. The actual boost module is very massive considering and the controls and applications are not very versatile outside the original instructions. It's a nice introduction for "programming" but the long term potential for MOCing are limited. I can see this set being shelved after a couple years after his other 2 brothers go through it and becoming a parts pack.
  11. Working in special foundations myself, I really love you slurry cable grab. Do you have a couple more pics to post/PM? I'm interested in the cable's trajectory inside the grab. Thanks!
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Canadians didn't get the 8258 Crane Truck back in 2009-2010, had to order mine from Europe! Technic UCS wish: a gooseneck low-loader
  13. Hi community, Is there a resource available for calculating the kinematics of the LA's? Some kind of a computerized solver where you put a initial condition, the stroke of a cylinder, the length, the final angle of rotation or degree needed? Or some program to solve or simulate the kinematics of 3 and 4 point linkage? For example, here's my problem: I want to raise a boom from -10 to 90 deg. What would be the ideal configuration in studless with large LA's? Unfortunately, my laptop can't handle SR3D; is there something else? Thanks
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    [TC6] 3 Ton Linde Forklift

    This was such a marvelous entry, how's your LXF coming?
  15. 8295 was the one that got me. Saw it at a ToysRUs when shopping for sets for my nephew. I remember saying to myself: "wow, lego has linear actuator now! There's no limits now to what you can do!" There was no turning back since.