Like a Rolling Brick

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    [MOC] RC Truggy

    Hi guys! After sooooo many months I decided to disassemble the truggy. I took some pictures to create the building instructions... unfortunately I did it with my smartphone, so some of them are blurry. Anyway they shoud be useful if someone wants to replicate the model with his own parts. Enjoy! Flickr album
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    Parts #2738 and #32195b

    Hi, after almost 3 weeks my order has been delivered... I ordered four un-chamfered parts, but the seller sent me three chamfered and one un-chamfered arm. Probably he didn't know the difference beetween the two versions, either... That's a pic of the parts (#32195b on the top and #2738 below) for future reference: As said some posts above, the holes of #2738 aren't beveled, so pins don't fit well. Anyway it's not a problem: these arms are normally used with axles. Thanks everybody.
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    ...And the bullbar and the lights are completely different
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    I checked this pic and the live model is missing a few yellow pieces on the hood and on the roof! There are also no stickers and the antennas are mounted in a different position. TLG displayed a slightly different model (but the one on the box looks better, IMHO)
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    [MOC] RC Truggy

    Hi guys, this is my first Lego Technic MOC so far. It's a truggy inspired by a real RC model, HPI Trophy Truggy Flux. I wanted to create a model that resembled as much as possibile a real RC truggy. The model is 100% Lego and it's 39 cm long and 25.5 cm wide. Its weight is 1.230 kg. It's powered by 2 RC Motors and a RC Unit, and it also features 4 independent suspended axles. The chassis is flat and the arms are parallel to the ground. The front steered axle comes with several mods from Sariel's great Trophy Truck. Unlike Sariel's model, however, the real axle insn't dragged but the arms are fully independent. The rear towers that support shock absorbers are wider than the front ones. Note that rear shock absorbers are mounted differently than the front ones because of the different design of the axles (the front ones have limitations due to the use of the part #15459 - Light Bluish Gray Technic, Steering Arm 5 x 1 with Towball Socket Rounded, Chamfered) I choosed to use the outer output of the RC motors, that in theory should give less speed but more torque on offroad tracks. The hubs mount 56mm D. x 34mm 3 pin holes wheels, so both 94.8 x 44 R Balloon Crawler's and 94.3 x 38 R Unimog's tyres fit the model perfectly. The chassis is completed by two oversized bumpers and a sturdy deck wing. As in a real RC model, the bodyshell can be completely removed from the chassis (in a Lego RC truggy this feature has no real meaning, because there are no electronics to have access to, but I always found this feature cool, so I kept it! ) For the bodysheel I took my inspiration from the new 42065 Tracked Racer. The white-and-red colors scheme is anyway the same of the HPI Trophy Truggy Flux. I choosed to leave the bodyshell rather crude, without adding many details, to make it light and simple as real RC models. This is also useful when driving outside, because it minimizes the risk of losing parts. I tested the truggy in my aparment and then outside on asphalt, cobblestone, dirt and low grass, and it performed not bad... for being a Lego model, I mean The best performance was on harder terrains, like asphalt or cobblestone. On the dirt the motors started to suffer due the lack of torque. The poorest run was on the grass, even if it was dry because of the winter cold. The lack of torque was particularly evident climbing little hills... the motors often stalled. On the straight, the peak speed was decent even if not amazing. ...Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll shoot a video of the truggy to show you its performances!
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    Parts #2738 and #32195b

    Neither I noticed this detail on the pics on line, but that's pretty evident on the picture posted by Zux
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    Parts #2738 and #32195b

    Ok, thanks! I'll go for the un-chamfered version, as it's very difficult to match the items in my wanted lists to the shops where I can buy them, minimizing the number of the orders. Thank you very much
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    Parts #2738 and #32195b

    Ok, thanks! But, to talk in practical terms, can the older un-chamfeder part be used with the part #x873c01, Steering Arm with 4 Ball Joints, Complete Assembly with Black Wheel Hub? http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=x873c01#T=S&O={"cond":"N","rpp":"500"} Normally this hub is associated with the chamfered version of the arm. Will the un-chamfeder one affect significantly the steering mechanism and/or the suspensions?
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    Parts #2738 and #32195b

    Hi there, I'm ready to submit an order for some spare parts but I can't understand the difference between two parts that seem almost identical to me: I'm referring to #2738 and #32195b, Technic, Steering Arm 6.5 x 2 with Towball Socket Squared. The first one older and is named Un-Chamfered, the second one is relatively newer and is named Chamfered. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=2738&name=Technic, Steering Arm 6.5 x 2 with Towball Socket Squared, Un-Chamfered&category=[Technic, Steering]#T=S&O={"cond":"N","rpp":"500"} http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=32195b&name=Technic, Steering Arm 6.5 x 2 with Towball Socket Rounded, Chamfered&category=[Technic, Steering]#T=S&O={"cond":"N","rpp":"500"} Which is the difference? When building a MOC, are they interchangeable? Thanks in advance.
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    Can't wait for it!
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    Not sure I'm enough skilled to do this kind of mods, anyway I would be a satisfied man if you would post the so much needed instructions for your great MGB Trophy Truck!
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    It's powered by an RC Motor and in my opinion it performs very well. Good speed and enough torque. It's a little beast! The obstacles aren't a problem as long as they are relatively low, because it's still a mini model... I particularly love the weeeee sound of the motor when it peaks the top speed
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    Hi there, like every model of this size it's really fun to drive expecially in tight spaces, so my best compliments to pg5200 for having had the original idea. I doubt I'm going to shoot a video for a MOD, but anyway... never say never. It could be funny if I get enough free time! The tires come directly from the Eighties. You could find the for example on the legendary 8848 Power Truck! http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=4267&in=S
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    [MOD] RC Mini Buggy

    Hi guys! This is my version of pg5200's Mini Buggy. I used the same chassis of the original one adding some minor changes to the bodywork, to make it more "pimped out". The front bullbar is the same of another model that is strictly related to this one, DesignJunkie58's Small RC Buggy. The model is run by a RC Motor with Servo for steering, both fueled by an AAA Battery Box. The IR Receiver is v2. I also tried a 1:1 gears ratio as shown in Piterx' Gearsbraker Sandrail, but the RC motor had the tendency to overheat. Anyway the problem doesn't happen with the 1:1.667 ratio. The buggy is small and very fun to play outside on a moderately dirty road. As I usually drive in my apartment, I put at the back the Old School 20x30 tyres, the rubber of which is harder and smoother. This way, when the RC motor runs fast and you steer, the back end gets loose on the floor and the model suddenly drifts...
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    Suzuki Vitara Instructions

    Ok, you got a new client! I'm going to send you a PM. Of course the "professional looking" building instructions are the best, but also a step-by-step photografic guide is ok, I think that anyone can manage it. IMHO LDD files are the worst, but... better than nothing!