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  1. Oh I see what you mean, I would still change the tire width because I think it would look better, but I cannot for the reasons stated above.
  2. Thank you, and I agree that the wheels are too thin, now that I think about it. It would have wreaked havoc on my drivetrain to have wider tires though. (It is hard to get this thing to turn)
  3. Thank you and it is a great base to build with. It's also quite fun to play with, even without the RC. Thank you, building the gearbox sequencer was the most challenging, but also the most fun part of the build. It is a great set, everything works well, and it is very advanced for its size. I'm really dreading returning it to original condition though, since I'll end up having to disassemble the chassis to rebuild the axles to their stock form :( I need the motors I added for something big.......
  4. Neither am I. I think the steering linkage may rub on the shock absorber at full steering lock, and a linkage moving side to side in that position would barely even steer the wheels, if at all.
  5. It wouldn't be too difficult to reinforce the green and blue connectors, but I won't argue about it being better to build the models with physical parts, even if he were just to build the chassis. Building the models on a computer simply cannot compete with a real life scenario of building bricks, especially in terms of basic trial and error. Still a great looking model by pagicence though.
  6. Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've had the clips to make this video for 2 months now, but not enough time to edit. Anyhow, with that said, here's what I have done. I have rebuilt both of the rear axles so they can be driven by 2 L-Motors, and rebuilt the front axle so that it can be steered by a servo, and still be able to fit an engine and have room in the cab for other motors. I also rebuilt the front of the truck since it seemed too sparse to me, but I've left the rest of the truck (besides some of the internals) original. I decided I only wanted to use a single Sbrick, and I had only one port left, since there was already an M-Motor in the model to drive the functions connected to the distribution gearbox, so I built a custom sequential shifter that I could fit in the cab, and access the axles of the changeover catches in the gearbox, and thus shift through the functions sequentially. This is done with one M-Motor. All of the internal mechanics of the gearbox were left stock, besides the elimination of any white 24 tooth clutch gears. I did not change the rest of the model that much, though I did think having an inline-4 seemed kind of lame, so I put in a V8 instead. i will not release any instructions due to the extense of the modifications. Please enjoy the video and photos below, and feel free to leave a reply!
  7. Thank you! Thanks, I have to agree with you on the wheels, though the they do look a bit more proportionate in real life. I probably should have used 2 L-motors in retrospect: 4 L-motors coupled together is no better than 2 L-motors for gearing up (due to the differences in weight), the only real advantage is in gearing down for the 4 L-motors. I really do wish it was faster, but 3.5 pounds is no small feat to move, and there are many gears in the drive train. Maybe next time I will make it faster. Thanks for the feedback! :)
  8. A very nice model! Great work!
  9. To be honest this video was supposed to be my video releasing a new version of the RC Car with Sbrick along with some instructions. However, after a request for a build battle by LEGO Technic Mastermind, I have decided to postpone that video, but that will happen sometime in the future. In the meantime, I have made a rear-wheel drive sports car with an opening hood, small-cylinder V8 engine, functional headlights and taillights with PF LEDs, full independent suspension on all four wheels, a steered front axle with toe in (steered by a PF servo), and a four speed manual gearbox driven by 4 PF L-motors. To control all the powered functions, I have used two Sbricks, each connected to their own AAA battery box. I have not much else to say, just enjoy the video and photos below.
  10. If you make a custom controller in the profile designer, you can set the maximum positive and negative settings for an individual slider(so it has an equal amount power in each direction). I had used the wrong profile to drive the creation, which drove the servo at 0.2 (20%) of its full power. Lesson learned: don't mess around with your controller settings.
  11. I really (really) like the way it looks, but if you're doing a steered front axle, does the wheel hit small LA in the down position when it turns?
  12. It does if you have it If you have it set to 10~20% power (like me) it won't work, as it encounters some resistance at its outermost angles. That being said, you are right if you don't decrease the power level by more than 30% or switch to a AAA battery box.
  13. That's the point, and I decided to fix the steering after the video (I had forgotten that I wasn't running the servo at full power). Thanks for the feedback! Ok, Thanks for the tip!