TeamThrifty

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  1. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    It raises important questions... do i create a separate tray in my build area for orange ones?!! Those green lift arms are defo going in the 'misc' tray.....
  2. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    2M Fric. Snap W/Cross Hole - how come they're all suddenly orange?! 72 of them!
  3. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Not really a compelling reason to bite the hand that feeds us all... I agree completely.
  4. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    are you allowed to drop hints of good it is, or is feedback zero until the 1st?
  5. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I'm not jealous.. much. Looking forward to seeing the review and pics of the build process... when roughly do you think you'll have a review posted?
  6. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Complexity is an excellent additional metric. And for all i agree its a personal judgement call on the function part ratio, it still should be quantifiable to at least some degree... I agree completely about BWE, but its part count to piece ratio is worse than 42082.. it gains on originality, so maybe that offsets the function count.
  7. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    This is something mentioned a few times... but to coin a phrase, its meaningless generalisation. For it stand up as an argument you need to quantify an acceptable function-to-part-count ratio. Its easy to generalise, which is why a poor debating tool. Howmany functions has BWE got for example.. more than 42082? probably not.. (drive, slewing, conveyor, arm raise lower..) vs (boom raise, extend, hook lower, stabilisers, steering, 4wd) Looks to be less and no one mentions the Golden Ratio when discussing it... or Chiron. Steering, engine, gearbox, suspension. Big part count, BIIIIIG price tag, but again no one really jumps on the part count ratio... so why is 42082 in the Golden Ratio spotlight? Obviously my function count was just off the top of my head when typing, but rather generalise meaninglessly, why not do an actual facts based assessment and see what the reality is? For transparency, i love 42082. If it was a 4k piece empty box, i wouldn't.. but it isn't.
  8. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I'm not sure why big is bad? Function count to size ratio isn't a critical factor for me, maybe if it was an empty shell, but it isn't... in fact if they offered two crane's, both with the same functions and one as small as possible and one monster at 4000 pieces, i'd buy the monster every time. Maybe there should be a c model competition to see who can make it the smallest!! But for me, too much is never enough.. There's rule for life, right there!!
  9. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    or maybe the bearing arrangement caused grip/slip friction? Still love it and can't wait to get it.
  10. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I'm with you now! its the boom angle causing the LA's to rotate around their driving axis and effectively extending one and retracting the other... course. Thanks for that!!
  11. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    LA's... still not following why the load is on one. Could be just me.. but if they're both 'aligned' to the same length to start with, then aside from slop in the gears, they'll extend at the same rate and share the load. if they start aligned, they'll stay aligned....?
  12. TeamThrifty

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Yea, for me too... i must be missing something? Overall, i was already looking forward to this set. That video has doubled that!! Looks awesome. Also, there does seem to be a bearing cage inside the turntables, there's some yellow in there rotating at half-speed
  13. Update: The new blue clutch gears WILL engage with the old driving ring extenders, so its possible in some situations that they could be retro-fitted.. so red 2L driving ring + old gray extender + blue 20t clutch = OK Ha! just looked at what i typed... Doh! must need more coffee...
  14. No, they're the same as the newer red clutch gear. They won't engage with the old red driving ring for the same reason - the central 'collar' thats a larger diameter on the new gears won't insert into the old driving ring. the new 4L driving ring has a larger diameter hole.. if that makes sense?
  15. i've currently got one in use in a diff-lock situation using old red 2L driving rings on a smooth 2L axle connector - works perfectly. Worth noting though, that the orange selector needs to be 0.5l offset when using old 2L rings, but as lego thoughtfully provide 0.5L bushes, its drama free!! And it does make diff-lock a lot neater. And it can't 'unlock' as its effectively trying to drive a worm gear backwards, which as we all know, it can't... so difflock stays locked even when torqued up.