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About Didumos69

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    Just Perfectionist Please!
  • Birthday 03/30/1969

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  1. Will there be a solution for the V2s with hardware bug that have already been shipped?
  2. Can one controller be used to control 2 units? For my Greyhound this would only be useful if I can link outputs of two different units to a single control channel.
  3. @piece, it amazes me that your gears broke after 10 seconds. In my build I use the same gears and axles for over half a year now. Without any problems. Did you use this part?
  4. I hope you are using this LXF-file. It has groups resembling reverse engineering steps. If you delete all (sub)groups from top to bottom (depth first) up until the last subgroup, and then restore them one by one with Undo (Shift-Ctrl-Z), then you will be able to follow the steps I used to build it. However, some steps are quite big, for example the front axles and the rear swing arms. The Servo's center position should be flat center. It can happen that your Servo is not centered, you will have to use it to make sure it centers correctly. The whole steering setup allows for perfectly centered steering. The Servo output axle should have a zero degree orientation when the gearrack is perfectly centered. The steering setup does not allow for a complete 90-degree Servo-rotation, so it does not use the last steps of the Servo. Building the rear swing arms without stressing parts is possible by using some rotational steps. I will show this in my photo instructions later.
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    Limited Slip Differential

    A real LSD is open by default and only 'closes' when one output axle starts consuming practically all power. Both attempts in this thread show differentials that are not open by default. In fact they are closed by default and only 'open' with enough torque difference. This will never work in real life: Assume one wheel on a surface with full grip and the other wheel on ice. Now imagine the level of friction the rubber bands would have to induce to avoid slipping of the wheel on ice. The level of friction would need to be so high that the engine won't be able to overcome that friction. You would need so much friction that you can hardly speak of an open differential at all. The result will be that in turns, with both wheels having grip, you get wind-up etc. Not good.
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    👍 Okay, I fully agree. And in that case I think 'aircraft competition' is a better term than 'flying machine competition'.
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    I'm a bit confused though. What do we mean with flying machine competition? Build a model which resembles an aircraft, or build something that can actually fly?
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    +1 for something flying I have a pre-study already ;-)
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    Beamless Chassis Design?

    Completely agree. I can imagine for really small models chassis's can be built from connectors only. In that case the offset problem isn't a real issue and relying on friction locking isn't much of a problem either. But in bigger builds beams are essential to form-locking structures and also essential in providing exact spacings. Both are important in reducing slack and friction, and in preventing slipping in case of structures that support moving parts or gears. To me, it all starts with a good structure and thus with beams and frames.
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    I would like to see an invention contest. Build a model of whatever system with a completely new and authentic approach to one of the essential features of that system. For instance a completely different approach to a gear box. Or a revolutionary approach to makng a robot walk. Anything. I would like to see what the iinventors of this forum are capable of. Who knows we'll change the world with a real invention.
  11. Yes. I'm slowly waking up from my Summer break and this will be the first thing I will start working on. It's here. Thanks! Btw, Stud.io 2.0 makes very nice photorealistic renders .
  12. I didn't like the idea that the belt wheel tires played a role in the overall suspension hardness. So eventually this is what I did to avoid the unintended negative camber. I once again updated the digital files (LXF, LDR) to reflect the changes.
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    First MoC 20 years ago

    This is the main leftover of what I built when I was a kid. It must be over 35 years old. It has rear wheel drive, independent suspension (reinforced with torsion bars), Ackermann steering and a fake V4 engine. My first builds after my dark age are about 4 years old and my kids still play with them (the red model is a heavily modded version of 8845). Both models have torsion bar suspension and Ackermann steering.
  14. After two month without LEGO I took my Greyhound for an indoor drive and had a lot of fun again. But there were also a few things that bothered me. First of all, the rear suspension feels a little too soft and while driving, the rear suspension arms show quite some unintended negative camber. Secondly, although I did not have much trouble with the front suspension, it is clear that the front wheel hubs remain to be the weakest point of the whole build. The problem is that the vertical thin levers from which the hubs are built, are not form-locked, they are only (heavily) friction locked. So I took a look at what I could do about this, without making any consession to suspension travel and steering angle. Eventually, I managed to solve the issues by adding some silicon bands and belt wheel tires. Not very elegant, but it works. I also reinforced the front suspension arms a little. After making the adjustments, I made an indoor endurance test drive, during which I drove over all kinds of obstacles, like shoes and branches at high speed and low speed, over and over again. No problems occurred, nothing fall off or got displaced and the rear wheels don't show much camber anymore while driving. This is what I did: The changes also lift the tail a little, which looks better imo. I updated the digital files (LXF, LDR) to reflect the changes.