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  1. steph77

    BMW S1000/RR

    Thanks! And it's finally done :) As you can see the front end is done, it's been quiet tricky to get this results but I am happy with the smooth curve of the front and integration of the two headlights. I recolored some parts as well, and get this 50 shades of blue colorsheme that fits well with the race spirit of this motorbike. I also build a stand that really hold the bike correctly and firmly. Looking at the front end the complex shaping of it allows a cool render of the noze's curve, integrate some dynamics lines in the design. I do not use the windshield of the Ducati that I find odd and I prefer using a simple flex tube to suggest the windshield's limit. You can also see that the lower part of the bike has also get attention with complete panelling and details The back view shows a racing spirit The borders of the fuel tank have also been carefully designed with the major holes finished with 1X5 panels. I must say that finding all these tricky angles was fun to do and research... The shifter with the 1/2 2L liftarm that shows wich speed is engaged and also acts as a limitator so getting from 4th speed to first is not possible. And a blurry (sorry) view of the rear suspension system. Multilink, it gives the opportunity to change setup by moving the attachment point of the 5L 1/2 liftarm on the oscillating arm. By modding this the suspensions is (as represented here) low and quiet soft or higher and sensibly harder (race mode) @ you...
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    BMW S1000/RR

    Hi, Sorry i do not. The incoming of the 42107 italian beauty makes me change my plans. I worked on a bavarian response to it: - Shifter pro up and down - 4 speeds gearbox - front fork suspensions - Rear multi-link suspensions Actually not 100% happy with the front build rigidity and also with the very front end. This still doesn't looks like a S1000RR,Work still in progress!
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Pitch control manualy and indépendant for each rotor. Sweet! I used a similar système Somme years ago.
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    42107 - Ducati Panigale V4R

    This could be even simplyer. The Driving ring is mounted on a non-friction sliding connector, true? Why not replace this connector by the friction one?. The selector is manualy operated so it will need a little extra force to lock the Driving ring into the worm gear, but on the other hand the wole 90° lock system could be taken off the model wich results in a better design.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Hi EB, As some oy you may know, i am a passionate AFOL in terms of aircraft and specially helicopter. I didn't ever had a closer look at how a V22-Osprey fly, and so i did. What i found astonnished me by the overal complexity of that thing. Here is a link to an article describing the whole flyght process: Find the article here The main things to remember about that all: - The osprey in vertical flight mode is globaly the same as a big cargo helicopter, with collective, cyclic pitch. Rotation around the vertical axis is done by tilting the nacelles oppositly. - In flight mode the collective pitch acts as a proppeler pitch, no cyclic ... This intricate flight control can be compared to another well knowh aircraft: the Chinook... No need to say these flight command can not be reproduced in lego. Through one single nacelle's articulation, you have the 3 links of the swashplate, one propulsion axle… when lego is limited to 2 axles trough one turntable. View of the swashplate implemented in each nacelle: at 1:25:00 So, good reading, and as final note, i just Wonder wich pilot is stupid enough to take place in such machine. Definaly the most complex, unstable and Dangerous aircraft ever built...
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I see two other functions: one major and one minor one. First, and it is part of the iconic view of the model is a way to retract the wing (the whole wing pivot on it's axe) this mean the blades will have to be foldable... The second, wich is reasonnably not to be awaited, is the tilting of the blades. This last one would need, and means, that the blade command will have to pass both through the tilting pods AND through a central turntable. Building 2 functions through a turntable is easy to do and next to that manage them until the pivoting pods will be quiet complicated. Wait and see...
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Based on the blades; wich are 19L long, i calculate the set dimensions: Width: 57 studs for the wings; 97! studs at the extreme end of the rotors; Width rotor 2X19L + 5studs : 43 studs each Lenght: 56 studs Height of the main cargo structure: about 11 studs from the behind until the top of the wing As @kbalage said in it's lambo review, this will be a HUGE beast. On another note, beside the large dimensions, tje inner space avalaible for mechanics isn't that big. With a superstructure of 11X9 globaly, there will not be that much spaces for complex mecha... Cheers.
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    About what you call color vomit...I must say this is a precious help for people like me who have serious problems into color perception. If I can understand this POV who cares when the final model looks ok?
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    You may ask Uwe ...but i doubt of it. Joke appart, it would be very interresting to see the whole design evolution of the model but i am afraid this is ' authorized eyes only' and that TLG will keep it secret. Who knows? Uwe (i know you read this) would it be possible?
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    It is true this may be an issue...if the suspension travel allowed to see the offset due to this geometry. With one stud travel or just a bit more i think this will not be a problem After looking at the speedbuilt it is the gearbox selector connection. The mechanism for the rear wing is based on lever activated by a lever located in front of Passenger seat. EDIT: BTW the shifter is globaly the same than on chiron exept that the system initialy made by an axle with spring locking the system that is now a lever and a ball joint. I think this will be a great improvment of the chiron's one.
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    I never had in hand one of those big frame. Is there a real +value in terms of rigidity or is it just more convenient to build with?
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    Before speeking of error, best is to demonstrate it first. Due to the low angle and the low rotation rate of the lever i personnaly think it will work proprely. BTW, the box leak was true,...
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    I noticed: - a mechanism for the rear wing go up and down - Mechansim to open the doors (angled parts next to the seats are connected until the rear of the cockpit and accessible via the engine window) - Suspensions with the correspondingly lever setup of Lambo -Cleaned paddelshifter with more credible space for driver's leg ...
  14. Hi Sariel, I'am stunned by this proof of concept working. I have no idea of how it can be improved, as the issue you get is linked to gearbox shifting gears themself. However, even not 100% reliable this system seems correct to be used in mocs especially as it didn't stress or dommage parts. Well done!