z3_2drive

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  1. z3_2drive

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    That is great news. Do you think these new hubs/joints could be used in a trailing arm style suspension? Also I’m curious if the hub is just another bushing design or if there is a bearing involved.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    If I were on the team I’d suggest high strength modular attachments to the motors, like a planetary reduction option (or two) and one with no reduction. That way you can use one motor in multiple models that serve very different purposes. This feels like a missed opportunity for sure.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Nice parts! Progress like this almost makes me want to come back to Lego and snag this set just to test the possibilities. Do those new CV joints snap together so the pins are captured tightly or.... I wonder if Lego considered a dogbone design, they seem to handle a lot of torque but axles sliding out of the differential and friction wear might be too problematic.
  4. I also think when making criticism you should acknowledge the amount of effort someone put into making your MOC. I personally found the comparison of that orange thing to a Lamborghini Aventador to be kinda insulting (his crane took much more planning/work and honestly wasn't a good analogy). But constructive criticisms with explanations are good.
  5. I don't know man, the crane in that topic definitely didn't resemble what it claimed to be, and I don't think there's anything wrong about calling it out. If I make a supercar with shapes and design styles of multiple cars, but use red panels and then call it a Ferrari 458, I'd expect people to tell me that I'm wrong. There's nothing wrong with creating that same MOC and giving it a non-brand or original name. I think people should be more open to criticism around here. Obviously, going around calling other MOCs shit and doomed to fail is not what I'm talking about. But if someone offers a detailed reply about how/why your project is flawed, and even offers a plan or solutions, if you find that offensive then maybe you should humble yourself.
  6. @Bublehead I haven't tried that before, but from what I understand, having them disconnected (I snipped the inlets and made the holes slightly bigger so the damping wouldn't be too strong) allows air to flow in and out freely, so it adds a damping force during both compression and expansion. If they're plugged, it would be like having air-ride suspension, no spring needed, and might need to be reset if air escapes slowly over time. I've seen the latter used on very heavy Lego truck models with all cylinders connected to a single air tank/pump.
  7. For heavy models, using a pneumatic cylinder in conjunction with a spring can provide the perfect damped suspension motion, avoiding excess sag and extra bounciness on bumps. You can combine them but it's kind of a non purist MOD unless you're very careful. It worked well for my previous projects: Link Lego could learn from the RC world though. A great part I could see being developed is a line of proper plastic shocks - 3 choices of plastic shock bodies and metal shafts with the same or 2 sizes of diameter so the seals can be the same, with threaded shock caps/O-ring seal so the damping force is provided by air or a light oil. Doesn't have to be that beefy or take a lot of abuse, but it would be a great thing to have as models get bigger and heavier.
  8. z3_2drive

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    This forum also has rules to follow, and the previous posts already specified where to find these photos.
  9. z3_2drive

    New personal Lego dark age looming?

    I know the feeling. It was a mix of big changes in life happening so Lego was put on hold, and my personal goals in making models were already met, or became unattainable (creating progressively faster and stronger large RC cars). I started shifting my interest to hobby RC and other things, so I figured I might as well drop Lego entirely since I would never be satisfied. Since then I have had great success building my own RC car and it's been a ton of fun. I miss Lego but I don't have many regrets, other than my new hobby being more expensive I guess you just have to understand what your goals are - what do you want to achieve in your MOC projects, and do you see yourself capable of reaching that goal while having fun in the process? If you don't need the money or extra space, I'd avoid selling the collection. I sold mine to afford what I have now and it kinda sucks when I see a really good MOC or set coming up that I would like to tinker with, but without my collection I don't think getting a new set would be worth it long term.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Back end definitely looks nice, and I was right about the sticker on the door, which I'm not a fan of. Spoiler definitely looks adjustable and retractable. Can't be 100% sure but that brake disc piece just looks like an add on for the same hubs from the Porsche I'm liking it better than the Porsche so far, curious about the rest of the functions now.
  11. I actually tried making my own U-joints with these same brass boat parts a couple years ago, however I tried holding the plastic in with friction/set screws and it just wouldn't work. I didn't even think of carving out the cross section, that's obviously smarter Great job! This is a must have for all RC MOCs.
  12. z3_2drive

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Good catch on the interior 'C' shape, I wasn't sure what that was at first. Real Chiron reference:
  13. z3_2drive

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Looks a bit odd with the silver/grey line stopping at the doors, unless there's a sticker at the bottom of it that is hard to see, and the abrupt corners on the front of the vehicle (though it's hard to replicate the real chiron's curves without a bunch of flex axles). I like the lack of gaps and want to see the rear view, and how many functions they packed in
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    [MOC] 2018 Supercar

    Looks better that way, for sure
  15. z3_2drive

    [MOC] 2018 Supercar

    Love it, but I agree the diffuser, or at least the panels on the side, look out of place. Have you tried flipping them upside down? I don't have those in my hand so I can't picture it. I actually really like how the back looks with it completely removed. Try replacing the 24t gear with a black one, and take a picture directly from the rear, I'm sure there's a way to hide it and still look really clean.