Ludo Visser

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  1. Ludo Visser

    Using a differential to design gear ratios

    This is a nice explanation! The principle is simple, but a good, clear demonstration is always helpful.
  2. Ludo Visser

    Liebherr HS 8040

    Wow, I really like this! Works smoothly and you put in a lot of functions in such a (relatively) small structure. Well done
  3. Ludo Visser

    [WIP] Space Shuttle

    Oh, 8480 was great, loved that set! I always say to myself I should rebuild it some day, but never get to it... Looking forward to where this is going (payload...?) I have to agree with @Erik Leppen and @MangaNOID though. While the real orbiter was a bit flattened on the top also, it wasn't actually flat on the top. Closer to a cylindrical shape: In 8480 it worked great with the 6x4 angled beams with the single 16M studded beam of the robotic arm squeezed in the middle. I hope you can find a better solution also...!
  4. Ludo Visser

    [TC17] Rebel Tow Truck

    That freaked me out too...! Otherwise great video and photo's. And an awesome build of course
  5. Ludo Visser

    [TC17] Rebel Tow Truck

    Keep the chassis. I think it's great and a wonderful nod to the Rebel Wrecker. Awesome build!
  6. Antartica is a desert... Plenty of snow.
  7. Ludo Visser

    Tips for an 8480 rebuild?

    That was a great set. I have a ton of "old" LEGO that is never used, but I keep it just in case some day I want to rebuild 8480, 8868 or 8880... I doubt it'll ever happen though. If I understand you correctly, the set is currently assembled and you intend do disassemble it, clean the parts, and then build it up again. Some parts have likely become brittle and might break easily, so my main recommendation is to be very very careful during the disassembly. In my memory, especially the old-style bushes (full and half) and the axle-pin connectors are easy to crack (but you also might have replacements for them if you own more sets from that era): The clips holding the micro motor are also all broken on my set, and I have a number of the wheel hubs broken, but I don't know if they came from this set or from my first ever set. The cables might be fragile, but if they haven't seen any use for all those years, there's a chance they're not frayed yet. The cables had different types of insulation over the years, some holding up better than others. I don't recall which type was used on 8480,
  8. Ludo Visser

    Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2

    That is absolutely stunningly beautiful! It seems to work super smoothly as well. I can't believe it's only 2700 pieces... Awesome job, well done!
  9. Ludo Visser

    [MOC] Iveco Skip Loader

    Your recent John Deere catapulted itself to very near the top of my list. The Volvo refuse truck is also on it. In general I really like the scale of your MOCs and I intend to learn from them by building them. But I'm possibly the slowest builder ever, so don't hold your breath First is finishing my own MOC...!
  10. Ludo Visser

    [MOC] Iveco Skip Loader

    Very nice! I like those smaller, playable MOCs a lot. Still have some of yours in my to-build list...
  11. That’s a massive module! Great work, well executed. I watched the video a couple of times, because I kept seeing new things. The generator function of those old 9v motors always fascinated me, but I never could think of a useful application. Glad you did. I hope it’s robust enough, my motors always broke (unlike the older box-like motors that all still work fine).
  12. Ludo Visser

    [POC] Solid ball joint

    The 3x1 connectors could be replaced with 2x 1x3 lift arms with a half-pin in them, so you have again a half-pin on four sides.
  13. Ludo Visser

    [MOC] Kenworth W900

    This is great! I really like how this looks and the functionality provides a lot of playability for this scale. Well done! I have to agree with others with respect to the wheels. For a slightly smaller scale, maybe these or these can be a better option, although I understand that you were now constrained by the scale of the containers. Which part did you use for the kingpin ("towball")? Is it a bionicle part? I've been looking for a part like that for a long time for my truck, but after seeing the video you linked I'm convinced this is probably the best fifth-wheel coupling for functional models...!
  14. Ludo Visser

    Limited Technic Reviews

    I only want to chime in to voice my support for the written review, and @Jim’s were among the best. I appreciate all the effort that goes into the video reviews, but I always find myself pausing, rewinding, etc. A written review let’s me go at my own pace and generally provides more detail via the photos.
  15. Ludo Visser

    large scale telescopic crane

    We had a Liebherr LTM 1450 at work last month*. It extends one section at the time with a giant hydraulic ram inside the boom: the ram extends the section, it's locked in place, the ram retracts and locks into the next section. Just some food for thought if the rigging becomes impossible. But indeed: pictures please! *) we had to lift a 20kg box up to 100m. The crane driver was amused and had to actually add some dead weight to keep the crane stable...