pleegwat

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  1. Why, 185 of course. For a matching pair
  2. How about, instead of attaching the springs directly to the scissor, attach them to a separate lever which just pushes the scissor up a stud or two?
  3. pleegwat

    Classic Technic

    I actually own a brick separator from that age. I'm pretty sure it was bought separately, probably in the early 90's. It's dark gray, different hue than DBG, and since it reads lego on the studs I'm quite sure it's a real lego piece. But they didn't come in every set back then.
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    Classic Technic

    Ah, yes, my favourite pre-dark-age model. It's a shame most of my 9V wires have decayed beyond usability.
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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    You can't easily run 4 positions off a servo, 3 is more likely. Though I could see a manually controlled switch to a wave selector to allow 2 motors to control 8 functions. Since a PF remote has 2 channels, a 2 or 4 motor model seems more likely than a 3 motor one. However we do not yet know what PU brings for technic; if there is a 4-channel technic hub this makes a 3 motor model more likely IMO. I do not think the new pneumatic switches were made to be motor controlled, among other reasons because the positions aren't 90° apart. More likely I expect them to be used to be able to separate the place a pneumatic function is controlled from the actual switch, and possibly to allow multiple pneumatic circuits to be switched together.
  6. That prop's probably significant but, in the real model, the engine right behind it even more so.
  7. Is the position of the rear wheels based on the reference, or can it be moved further back? Even a little bit may matter a lot. Alternatively, lengthening the wings might help? Again not sure what your reference allows.
  8. I actually agree that worm gears may be a good idea here, provided you're using motors to control the thing anyway. It means you can't (easily) have a moving joystick in the cabin. However if you use levers, you're basically forced to use levers throughout and avoid gears at all cost to minimize backlash. Worm gears dampen a lot of backlash.
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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    I think even a two-level car transporter would not come with multiple additional cars. There is plenty of playability in including only one car, and it makes sense to leave room for additional cars sold as separate sets. I did some googling for possible licenses. With the existence of the corvette I had the idea the car transporter is from the same license. Seems no go though; all the image hits I'm getting for car transporter and chervolet or ford gives them loaded on volvo carriers, or photographed from the back so I can't see the brand. So if it's licensed, it's not from the same deal as any of the already-released cars.
  10. pleegwat

    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    I think I'd rather see the spider crane be motorized with LAs than with pneumatics. A car transporter could easily have two or three times as many parts as the cars it carries. If those cars are the bugatti and the porsche you'd be looking at 6k parts minimum. That would be an impressive model, but beyond flagship range. If motorized, I expect a 42070-style motor-gearbox combo where a pair of motors can be toggled between 'drive' mode and 'loading' mode. I agree a big excavator would be a dream model. The new pneumatic switches mean the switches do not need to be near the outside of the model, but if they go for RC pneumatics I expect new parts. I wonder how HoG could work on a tracked machine, but having motorized drive on a pneumatic machine seems like a high feature level.
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    And/or another small car in 1H 2020. Could be a licensed series in that case.
  12. pleegwat

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    The smaller 2-level transporter makes more sense to me than the flatbed trailer. It might include a car, but it is also possible for a matching car to be sold as a separate model.
  13. pleegwat

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Could be a scale match for the Mack then?
  14. There seems to be quite some room between the battery pack and the motors too. Would it be possible to mount the IR receiver backwards, so the lower part (with the plugs) fits between them? This would also significantly reduce the amount of visible wiring. It would also however require some extra parts because the only pinholes are on the 'high' end, and it might reduce IR receipt from the front.
  15. Possible explanation for the rear: Could this originally have been a power up design? If that is the case the IR receiver was likely a late addition.