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  1. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    New Akiyuky model is out.
  2. Same here. Thanks for the post :)
  3. Very fair. It is always very helpful to read the comments about a model from an experienced builder like you :)
  4. How do you like its functions? Based on others reviews I have a feeling that the mechanism may be too complicated to the point that it is not reliable or performant.
  5. I can get 42043 and 42054 for about the same price now. I like the functionalities of 42054 better but 42043 seems to have better value for parts. What would you think?
  6. I think this is the same gearbox as the Mercedes Gullwing which is supposed to be more reliable. I am also curious about how reliable it is, the success rate. And how it performs when driving. The video doesn't seem to do the justice.
  7. I have mixed feelings about this MOC. I like the functions very much. However, it is a real pity that switching gears doesn't seem to make much noticeable difference when driving. That's even worse than the Land Rover Defender 110 which is much bigger. The BMW i8 is much better in that regard. Regardless, that is really understandable given that this is LEGO with LEGO PFs after all. Still a masterpiece.
  8. Impressive! Really like the folding roof and pop up lights!
  9. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    I just finished building the Invisible Lift. It is just awesome and impressed everyone who looked at it! At first the machine kept dropping balls at the first a few antennas. But once I follow the assembly video by TheRebricker to adjust the timing carefully (it is great that the machine is designed in a way that you don't have to take anything apart to adjust the timing), the machine works quite reliably. It still drops balls at a pretty low rate though. Another issue I noticed is the ball unloader. Over time, the connection will become loose and the claw is not tight enough to grab the balls. I had to tighten the connection once in a while. Is there anyone who managed to make the machine running for more than 10 minutes at 100% success rate? I also added return tracks at the back of the machine. I basically copied the design of the Cycloidal Drive. It was a bit harder than it seemed to get the angle right so that there's enough room for a second track, and the balls would not run too fast to dash out of the track. It has been a great fun building this machine. BIG THANKS to Blakbird and TheRebricker for the instructions!
  10. Superfield

    [MOC] ICARUS Supercar

    Genius! I really like the curves of the body especially the side views. It is sexy! And designed with panels instead of flex axles, wow!
  11. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    That's what I thought :) I think I will certainly end up building more than just one module. Just following this thread itself is so addictive to me!
  12. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    I had the same question. I wanted to build a mini circuit with just one Akiyuki module. I thought I would definitely consider the Ball Factory first, and then probably the Invisible Lift (which should be easy to add a return to to complete a circuit). But after reviewing many posts I am a little hesitant now. You didn't recommend the Ball Factory, is it because it is too hard to get the timing right, too easy to break down, less interesting to you compared to the other two, or simply because the instruction is not ready yet? :)
  13. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    I already have most technic parts. I have very few system bricks. Here's how I divided the orders by Brickefficiency. First I removed all the technic parts. I will place a separate order if I still need some technic parts after sorting out my inventory. I also removed the buckets and the base plates. I will buy then separately. Then I changed all the yellow parts into black. That's just personal preference on the color scheme. I also changed some dark bluish gray parts into black since I found black ones are available in more stores. After the chances, I was able to find all parts in 3 stores for around $150.
  14. Did anyone who has built the ball factory try the 14mm beads from China? I guess they would be just fine as the most parts of this machine that need extreme precision are those that interact with the buckets. But I would love to hear from someone that actually tried it.
  15. Superfield

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    Hope you will solve the misalignment soon. Thank you so much for leading the Akiyuky project! I have been keeping a close eye on it and enjoying it very much.