rskamen

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  1. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    Thank you for the update. I am over 1 month now awaiting a parts shipment from Germany. We have started an insurance claim against DHL for a lost package. Everything in that shipment was for this project. I will have to source some of those rare and expensive parts (the chrome cups) somewhere else.
  2. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    @Berthil - Excellent. Not a problem. I have not gotten to that point yet. I appreciate the notice on this improvement. Just post when you have updated the file.
  3. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I am build a lot of the components while I await more parts for the main structure. Stay well during these trying times.
  4. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    @Berthil there are 7 pieces in instruction 182 and 7 pieces in instruction 185 that look like axles or rods or pieces of 3mm hose. I am not sure what they are or how long they are. I do not see anything in the parts list that looks like these pieces. Can you please identify them for me? I am still awaiting parts from Germany, but because of Covid-19, air freight to the USA is moving slowly. Thank you,
  5. @Quanix-Germany I ran across the video of your Version 3 pneumatic ball factory. Is there any possibility that you have, or will create a parts list and instructions or an lld or stud.io file? I would love to build this version and it is a work or art. Thank you from sunny Florida.
  6. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    @Berthil I was able to order the chrome buckets and curved macaroni from a Lego reseller in Germany. Their price was reasonable. I have along way to go in ordering parts but will keep checking this forum for updated information. Any pictures or advice on the Fork-to-Fork? It seems not too complex. I have about 80% of the parts so far. More coming via US Post soon.
  7. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    Thank you @Berthil for your reply and information. Will look at some alternatives. Let's see how this forum develops. A friend borrowed my @Berthil V3 of the Great Ball Factory while he is trying to build the same thing. That my friend is a magnificent build.
  8. rskamen

    Tensegrity GBC

    Outstanding build and execution. I already started ordering parts along with what I need to finish up my Akiyuki Fork-to-Fork. Is there any possible alternative build or parts that can be substituted for the chrome "cups" and the chrome curved pieces on the front delivery end? Those items are rare and rather expensive. I will order what I need and await to see if @Berthil or anyone else comes up with a retrofit for those parts and components. This will be a real conversation piece among my grandchildren if they can ever come visit again (we are still being very cautious with the pandemic). I am glad that there is a forum on this GBC to further improve or develop alternative parts and components. Great job @Berthil !
  9. rskamen

    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    I will try to post some in the next few days.
  10. rskamen

    [GBC] Akiyuki Ball Factory

    It runs extremely well and was fun to rebuild from the Version2. My neighbor has it so he can study how it works as he is contemplating building one as well. A very good version.
  11. @Kladovec Thank you for your answer and encouragement. I finished axles 5 & 6 and now working on the outrigger subassemblies. I will post once the carrier is finished.
  12. I am trying to figure out why he connection between ther front 2 axle assembly and the middle 2 axle assembly is not a solid connection. It is only held together with 2 black ping at the end of a 15L beam. Any help for @Kladovec or @gerger
  13. @gerger and @afol1969 Looking for help. I am building the non-suspension carrier using the 1.1.7 version of the instructions. On page 24, where you attach the front 2 axles assembly with the middle 2 axle assembly, both assemblies end up being held together with one black pin at the end of a 15L technic beam. When handling the chassis, it does not stay together. I have reviewed the instruction numerous times and I see no other way that the two sections of axles lock together. Am I missing something? Is there more reinforcement that gets added later? I have built a number of very detailed technic sets and MOCs and never had a section so poorly attached. Any help or insight please?
  14. Looking for help. I am building the non-suspension carrier using the 1.1.7 version of the instructions. On page 24, where you attach the front 2 axles assembly with the middle 2 axle assembly, both assemblies end up being held together with one black pin at the end of a 15L technic beam. When handling the chassis, it does not stay together. I have reviewed the instruction numerous times and I see no other way that the two sections of axles lock together. Am I missing something? Is there more reinforcement that gets added later? I have built a number of very detailed technic sets and MOCs and never had a section so poorly attached. Any help or insight please?
  15. If an axle is only 1/2 stud in, why not take a longer axle and cut it down so it is inserted the full 1L depth? Is this considered "legal" in the world of Lego? I've cut a lot of 8L axles into double the amount of 4L axles when I needed them.