aeh5040

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  1. I agree on all this. The comparison with 8480 definitely feels appropriate, which is not something I would say lightly! I too hope it sells well. I have been concerned that the theme is evolving into something different, with all the complexity being pushed into the app. I can understand the motivation for that, but this wholehearted return of mechanical wizardry is very welcome indeed. Let's hope that message gets back to TLG.
  2. I'm not sure what the ultimate goal is (although the picture looks intriguing), but if you want them perfectly in sync I'm virtually certain the best option will be simply to physically connect the motor outputs. This should be done before gearing down, and ideally I think the motors should share electrical power. That way any electrical and mechanical power should automatically balance each other, compensating for any differences in motor characteristics.
  3. There is a switch marked on/off on the left side, towards the back.
  4. Yes, 852 was amazing - I was absolutely enthralled by it as a child. I can't imagine how I would have felt about this beast...!
  5. I for one am pretty excited about this set (more than I've been about a set for a while, really). So long as there is no major unforseen flaw, I am beginning to think of it as a spiritual successor to the remarkable (for its time) 852 and the legendary 8480...
  6. I'm surprised by how insecure the attachment of the new 5-way liftarm appears to be (given the weight of the rotor). If I'm interpreting it right, the square hole in the centre slides onto the vertical liftarm, and the only thing holding it in place vertically and stopping it from wobbling is the offset connector just below it and the offset axle running vertically through one of the holes. Judging by the other arms, it is a pin hole not an axle hole, but who knows? Perhaps the square hole is a very tight fit, which would help with wobble?
  7. I'm surprised by how insecure the attachment of the new 5-way liftarm appears to be (given the weight of the rotor). If I'm interpreting it right, the square hole in the centre slides onto the vertical liftarm, and the only thing holding it in place vertically and stopping it from wobbling is the offset connector just below it and the offset axle running vertically through one of the holes. Judging by the other arms, it is a pin hole not an axle hole, but who knows? Perhaps the square hole is a very tight fit, which would help with wobble? I agree, the evidence in favour of genuine cyclic now looks very strong!
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    10303 Loop Coaster

    So, looking at the latest videos, I was wrong about this bit. The elevator drops back under gravity (slowed by the counterweight), rather than getting lowered by the other side of the chain. A bit of a disappointment, but now I come to think about it, the system I was imagining would be tricky to implement, because there would be nowhere for the gear support to go...
  9. Really hoping you're wrong here too! I don't know but I think there is some reason for optimism. In the mechanism picture from the box, the "swash plate" seems to be tilted at quite a big angle, but the whole rotor does not seem to be tilted at a significant angle.
  10. Yours. I think I had four blades. But the gearing system was essentially the same. It was also pre- small turntables! I recently thought about doing a monster version using Osprey blades too...
  11. Great work! I always wondered how this set worked.
  12. Great work! I actually made a rudimentary boat using exactly this basic design of "pseudo-VS" drive about 15 years ago, but never got round to perfecting it. Mine was very bulky (these fins were not available), so I only had one propeller and could not do the counter rotation, plus power functions badly limited the range, etc etc. You have turned the same basic idea into what it should be!
  13. Reminds me of this (although the effect is achieved in a completely different way, also very clever):
  14. That's extremely interesting! Does it have real world applications? Did you invent the concept? Could you coil the ends up more compactly, for an even more startling effect?
  15. Very nice. I love the elegant minimality. Would be nice if there was Lego-only way to do it. Could a very carefully cut tube end work?