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  1. fosamax

    [TC15] AH-77S - HUNTER

    You will find the black shocks on page 3 of that thread so it's not a lego part.
  2. fosamax

    42060 C-Model: Combine Harvester

    You made me buy the set, which was on sale in a store near by me (I payed less than 16 € for both 42060 and 75877 lego speed champion mercedes amg gt3). I will try to build your model by looking at the photos. Thanks.
  3. I took the time to browse through some of the Cada sets released by Double Eagle and there's a lot of sets that don't really appeal to me. Lots of older sets for example included a prebuild frame with a fixedwheelbase and axle width, making most of those sets look similar and better for kids. I think some of noticeables sets are : - C51041 (crawler) - C51043 (buggy) : probably better than crawler - C51057 (excavator) : should be easy to make a full rc mod - C51058 (buildozer) : should be easy to make a full rc mod - C61001 (Abrams tank) : that one uses lego style PF (but with 2,4 ghz technology), it looks great but is way too much expensive. Buildozer and Excavator are interesting : driving is remote controlled but other functions are manual but seems pretty playable for kids, with a well thought use of shock absorber for the two models. I find those too expensive nonetheless. I don't know if anyone found better price ?
  4. I guess you have several options. Keeping the original settings with 2 motors, and adding servos for motorising the gearbox switchs. I think someone made it in the past but unfortunately, the ldd file vanished from Lego's site. You could also try to add one motor per functions by using 2 buwizz or using one buwizz with 2 sbrick or 2 of receiver but you may have to switch between different controllers. Or keep some functions manual like the outriggers. Using only one buwizz I would try the first option.
  5. Yes I can confirm that using the supplied cable is mandatory which is quite strange. I also like those black parts with alterning holes. The quality of the red panels is not that good althought as they look lighter and as if they were a bit translucent. At least, CaDa doesn't seem to try to make bootlegs from existing lego set or steal moc as lepin or other chinese knock-offs. The design of the crawler is not really good. I built the speed version and it's not really fast and as nearly no torque. unfortunatly, you need to dismantle the entire model to build the max torque version. That being said, I didn't have high expectations and I had a good customer experience so I can't complain. I discovered today that CaDa seems to have made lately a partnership with Yoshihito Isogawa featuring his books : The Lego PF Idea books (vol 1 and 2) including books and the needed parts (minus XL motors and big linear actuators) in a cool package. I find this is a good idea . IMHO, Lego could do the same with Sariel's book.
  6. If you're on the budget side, you may look at C51028w in blue flavour, which come with only one L motor. Alternativly, C51043W, is a newly released buggy and it comes with a complete PF set for making your own RC moc (battery, remote, one L motor, one servo and one PF light)
  7. I'm not sure which rim is the 42775. But I guess 15038 rims from 42077 (in red) or from 42070 (in yellow) should fit any 1.9" tires. You can see some budget ones mounted on red rims a few post above. Those are Austar 3020B. You can buy 4 of them (rim included) from Gearbest for less than 15 euros. The tires are not glued which is a plus if you want to use original lego rims. If not the austar rims can be used with lego with very little modification. Just need to enlarge a little the mounting hole and force a conical z12 wheel inside the rim. Then use a pair of pulley 4185 to mount the rim onto the steering hub.
  8. Fantastic C model. Great use of panels including stickers. How many parts are left from the original model ? BTW, your liftgate truck was also really clverly designed. Thanks for sharing with us.
  9. Casa C51041 is on sale today (China black Friday or something like that)... Less than 30 euros.
  10. Ok I had a hard time to find it again but here you are : It looks like it was hard for the owner to dismantle the battery box whereas it was quite easy for me. Don't know why....
  11. Here's my feeling so far. I decided to go with a complete set from Cada and bought it from gearbest. My buying experience with Gearbest was a mix between good and not as good as expected. Firstly, I got my set (Cada C51041) for a little less than 40 euros and the price dropped by 6 dollars the day after. I wouldn't have been upset but the set was clearly not in stock and it took between 10-15 days before shipping. That being said, consumer service was great and offered to refund my GB wallet with 6 dollars and add extra points also. When I finally received my item I was quite happy. Tracking is good, no custom fees and you get the full item with original box and packaging. Then, I tried to charge the battery box and it didn't work. I tried successfully to open it without any problem (no gluing so I just had to force a little to get the box opened). Soldering is not perfect but acceptable. I asked again the customer service and they tried to help. Meanwhile I understand that the included cable is mandatory to charge and that a standard telephone cable don't work. After charging the battery box work and all ports are available and tested at 8,4v. I then checked the other parts to see if everything was good and found a broken shock absorber. I notified the customer service that battery box was finally ok and the broken part but didn't expected they could solve that (in fact I didn't care) and they finally offered to refund the full amount or to set another set for free. So I'm currently waiting for a second set with battery box. I'm overall happy with my purchase even if battery life seems pretty poor. It may be due to the fact that I choose to build the set with a gear ratio for speed and not for torque. It doesn't have great speed notheless but for sure there's quite no torque. I will build the second one with torque setting to compare. This set is currently at 32,59 € from gearbest (from phone app) and I think it's the best offer to get the battery box. Design of the crawler is not a copy from a Lego set and there's some slight change in the mold from most parts. Rims and tyres are really decent. L motor and servo are good even if return to center is not always perfect. There's some custom parts that don't exist in Lego. Red panels looks pretty poor in my opinion but at least they are not stealing Lego or moc design. There's an upcoming C51043 buggy which looks cool and will add PF lights. If you want to see more details from the opened battery box, you could search for Cada C51041.
  12. Hi I just registered to show you the result of budget tyres from ebay (less than 9 euros for a set of 4 tyres with foam insert). Those are the AUSTAR 3020 1.9inch Tires Tyres They fit quite well on 42077 rims even if you need to push a little toward the inside of the rim.