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About Didumos69

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  1. Interesting read, nice to get an impression of the process. Very recognizable too. An alternate model always comes with compromises. And the end result is something to be proud of. Suspension setup is great as is the bodywork. I'm working on an alternate build of the Zetros myself and I can confirm it's very hard to put together a sophisticated suspension setup with the available parts.
  2. Yes, sure, that would certainly something I can work with.
  3. Is there someone who can share or pm me a stud.io file if the original model?
  4. Thanks! It all comes down to suspension. The suspension arms should be able to move smoothly and as a rule of thumb the suspension should be compressed halfway its overall travel under the vehicle's own weight. That will allow the arms to expand as much as compress while driving.
  5. I can confirm the 3l thin lift arms actually rotates around that pin. Because of the long suspension arms the rotation / suspension travel ratio is relatively small. So I preferred having a firm grip on the motors over a frictionless rotation. I think your idea may work, but I'm not sure if it increases chances of detached parts. You could try pulling the motor assembly out of its pivot points to compare your solution with the original one.
  6. I made instructions for the engine with working valves and exhaust system. This is the engine I have in mind for this revisiting. See this video for the working of the valves.
  7. I will be working on a studless version of 8844 Helicopter, my second set ever.
  8. It could, but it will give much more play, with chances of a slipping driving ring, see image (courtesy of @Attika).
  9. Thanks for your comment! Your understandings are correct. The red driving ring and lbg extension are indeed older pieces, I wouldn't say from the studful era though. They have been produced until 2014. The changeover catch is indeed half a stud off, but it never fails.
  10. I took the time to make instructions for a gearbox concept I had laying around. 4 variations on the same concept, a gear layout I have not yet seen somewhere else. One of the main objectives: Clutch gears are only used for engaging with driving rings, not for transferring drive over axles running at different speed, which is a common source of friction. Ratios: 0.33 0.50 0.67 1.00 Centered heavy-duty manual 4-speed gearbox - Rear input (instructions on Rebrickable): Centered heavy-duty manual 4-speed gearbox - Front input (instructions on Rebrickable): Centered heavy-duty manual AWD 4-speed gearbox - Rear input (instructions on Rebrickable): Centered heavy-duty manual AWD 4-speed gearbox - Front input (instructions on Rebrickable):
  11. Awesome. I like seeing this extreme RC plumbing a lot. Please take it to places no man can go and share some footage .
  12. Is this better? They're static. I'll leave them in for now, but not as main headlights. I did change the main headlights to match the auxiliary lights better. You mean the 2x2 dishes as headlights? That would be too big imo. Here's a render for comparison. The whole front of my build is only 6 studs high.
  13. For the front, perhaps something with a wink to the buggy will work...
  14. Retaining "hammerhead" is not an objective. Retaining ruggedness is. Depending on how it ends up, I'll think of a new name. Btw, here's an example of some connections near the rear lights illustrating the ruggedness. Nothing should come apart easily.
  15. Thanks for the comments! Yes, the 8880-ish or unique look made me hesitate too. I don't see this as parting with the original build though. It's more like how @suffocation puts it: "A natural progression." The process of building the original was one in which I took into account all my self-imposed rules. The result almost felt like the only possible conclusion of that process. This 'revisiting' is more like: How would such a process end up today. I'll see if I can make it more open or meaner. I agree that area needs attention. Something with more profound intakes is a great suggestion. Ruggedness remains to be one of the primary objectives. The curved panel is a perfect piece for covering the structural elements, particularly in the roof and bonnet.