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  1. suffocation

    [MOC] Rubbish Terrain Crane

    Took some new, post-lockdown pics with some more details of the internals.
  2. suffocation

    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    There's an iconic/ironic case of the pot calling the kettle black here
  3. suffocation

    BuWizz + Lamborghini

    For maximum speed yes, you'd need BuWizz. Two units would probably be better than one.
  4. suffocation

    BuWizz + Lamborghini

    I'd go with two L motors per axle, four in all. That should ensure more than enough torque and speed, especially in ludicrous mode. Furthermore, L motors are great for structural reinforcement, so you could easily gut out most of the car's innards without compromising its stiffness.
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    BuWizz + Lamborghini

    Funny thing is, that Tesla would probably be just as fast if not faster with four motors instead of eight. You get to a point where the added torque isn't needed and the extra motors just become dead weight.
  6. suffocation

    Lego 4 output gearbox designs

    @Mr Jos This might help:
  7. +2 Not to mention the inspiration coming from your (jb70's) Mocs.
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    Power Function Rechargeable Battery 8878

    Actually, the flashing is the same in both battery boxes. The difference is that the dead battery box carries on flashing indefinitely - I left it plugged in overnight and it was still flashing this morning - whereas the working one stops flashing after a couple of hours, as expected. It's the original Lego charger (could've bought five bottles of Nero d'Avola with that money ).
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    Technic SUV, Chassis and Axles

    I'd check the axle collection thread:
  10. I think the stacked frames may be an issue. Stacked frames don't quite measure up to their theoretical height, so e.g. four stacked frames will measure a fraction of a mm less than four studs, which is more than enough to generate unwanted friction, especially between bevel gears.
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    Power Function Rechargeable Battery 8878

    Thanks! I can probably find someone able to handle the task - if I try it my clumsy self, northern Italy's likely to get wiped off the map Couldn't agree more! At least three of my models would be lost without it. It sat there untouched for three months (bloody lockdown and bloody remote working). I tried using it today but it was drained, so I charged it for a few hours but to no avail. I do have another one which I also recharged and now works fine, so I'd rule out any problems with the charger. As I mentioned before, the light next to the charger port does flash when the charger's plugged in, so I assume the circuitry "thinks" it's recharging the battery. Also, the power light does come on if I press the button with the charger plugged in, however the second I remove the charger the whole battery goes dead.
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    Power Function Rechargeable Battery 8878

    Apologies for going full necro on this thread. One of my 8878 batteries has just gone belly up. If I plug in the charger, the light next to the charger port flashes away like a demented Christmas tree for hours on end but once I unplug it the battery won't switch on. So, big question - is there any way to replace the LiPo battery inside? Note that my electrotechnical proficiency on a scale of 1 to 10 is a fat zilch.
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    [wip] sort-of-Manitowoc-inspired lifty thing

    It's a black 5x7 frame Not yet. There seem to be very few track lengths where the tracks will sit just right and I just happened to chance on one here I haven't tested the tracks under heavy load, though, so I may have to tweak things further down the line. Gonna use the BuWizz app, like I did here.
  14. My youngest nephew fell head-over-heels in love with the Manitowoc 31000, so this is the ab ovo stage of my half-arsed attempt at building something very, very loosely based on it. The hardest part so far has been designing solid, form-locked modular tracks. They're geared down a mere 9:1 - far from realistic, but very playable.
  15. @Jundis This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it might help. (I believe it's by @Superkoala)