suffocation

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  1. Someone may have posted this already but it's worth pointing out: you can actually use the Buwizz unit as a battery box, couple it with at least four IR receivers (can someone with more see how far they can push it?) - i.e. 8 independent channels - and have all the motors running at slow, normal or fast speed. All you need to do is run the app, set it up to run at the desired speed, give any one slider an input and it's done. I'm not sure how healthy the fast setting is for the IR receivers; in any case, it's a cheap albeit less effective alternative to the SBrick-Buwizz combo. Edit: obviously, if you're content with the slow setting then you needn't run the app.
  2. Tried with an array of Android devices - no luck. What DID improve things - more or less - was switching on the location device along with the BT, which for some reason greatly improved responsiveness. Now I'm facing another issue, though. When I have three or more active sliders, I can only use two at the same time. This is pretty frustrating because if I'm driving a tracked vehicle with a subtractor I want to be able to run the two tracks independently (2 separate XLs in my case) as well as the subtractor's motor (1 M), all at the same time. I wonder if this is a deliberate software limitation to limit battery drainage or something like that, and if that's the case if it can be overcome using SBrick.
  3. Let's try once more before I see myself forced to return what seem to be two dud units. I'm using a Samsung J3. No way to update the firmware, and the lag between the controls and the motors is unnerving. I've tried all the tricks given in the thread but none of them seems to work. Has anyone else had a similar experience, maybe using the same smartphone?
  4. Same here. Migros had it going for 181 Swiss Francs (156 Euro) this week but I just don't think it's worth it - lousy design, lousy assortment of parts.
  5. [MOC] Merlo Roto Telehandler

    What an awesome model! And Blakbird's renders are top-notch. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
  6. [MOC] BENZ ACTROS 4163 with Magic Box

    Would be nice to see a full video and a few belly shots, which always seem to be missing.
  7. There's always pendular suspension if you want. It's the least sophisticated but it beats solid axles and probably takes up the least space of all. Or, if you're willing to go a more complex but highly rewarding route, you could replicate Pipasseyoyo's brilliant springless multilink suspension. There's an LDD file out there somewhere; if you can't find it I can send it to you as soon as I find it on my hard drive.
  8. 42054 C model- Articulated Hauler

    I like it a lot - it's got a nice aggressive look. A real-life version of something like this would look terrific in a post-apocalyptic film. You're improving in leaps and bounds!
  9. Same issues here. I'm using a Samsung J3. No way to update the firmware, and the lag between the controls and the motors is unnerving. I've tried all the tricks given in the thread but none of them seems to work. Has anyone else had a similar experience, maybe using the same smartphone?
  10. [MOC] Liebherr 250 EC-B Towercrane 1:18

    Love it, especially how all the studded parts make it look so imposing. Do you have a link to the string you used?
  11. Thanks @Anto I bit the bullet and ordered a couple yesterday. Got a mail today telling me they're already on their way
  12. 42055 already had all the parts you needed to get two functions through a turntable. One thing that might not be clear from the pictures is that the driving ring ( ) going through the turntable must be without the driving ring connector ( ). This way the driving ring and clutch gears spin freely around the axle, giving you two independent coaxial functions. Of course, you can replace the driving ring and clutch gears with a 4L differential - the end result is more or less the same.
  13. Can anyone confirm that the prices listed on the BuWizz website are without VAT? I was kind of shocked to see the quote for 2 units shoot up from $220 to $268 (plus $20 shipping).
  14. Exactly - one input, seven outputs. You can arrange it to have more or fewer outputs, of course. You could also have the input in the middle and three (two, four, whatever) functions mounted vertically on either side, like this (sorry about the hideous pics):
  15. This is a very basic setup (you'll need much stronger framework, of course) that gives you seven independent, two-way outputs. Don't cringe at the three 8z gears - they can carry more than enough torque for an excavator.