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  1. That_LEGO_Guy

    Bucciali TAV 8-32

    I really really like this, 4x4 just makes it cooler.
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    Part Degradation over Time

    Got hold of a micromotor that didn't work, pulled it apart and the 3 coils sit on the magnet. the surface of the magnet had deteriorated and was covered in flakes that blocked the coils from rotating. I just scraped the flakes off the top of the magnet untill the coil could rotate freely and reassembled it. I'd guess there was about a mm of material removed. only issue is when it is forced to stop it needs a flick to get going again. I took some pictures after I scraped the surface and stuck them on flikr.
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    [TC17] OverLander

    Update time. Shortened the wheel base, finalised the motor mounts on the axles so the lowest point is the diffs, thanks to the portals that's now 1 stud above the wheel center(or is it hole as its technic?) came up with a cool linked the suspention idea through leavers and a diff to allow free articulation but prevents body roll, ~90° between the axles and minimal spring compression, kinda makes the diff locks superfluous. Driving the diff in the syspention makes the chassis rock back and forth, might put a loading ramp on the back for a buggy or similar. Partly because most of my panels ared and I don't have enough to build a full body. Still can't work out why one of the mini pneumatic rams isn't working. maybe it needs new grease, if any one know how to fix it that would be greatly apreciated. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="" title="tc17"> would overhauling my Delorean moc and using as the car on the back break the "Entries need to be new" rule?
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    [TC17] OverLander

    No correction needed May the best bus win, although it'll come down to who finnishes.
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    [TC17] OverLander

    My potential entry to the 17th Eurobricks Technic chalenge. Current Idea is a bus thats been given the monster truck treatment, massive lift, 4x4, diff locks, portal axles, power puller wheels, currenty 70 cm long the diff locks are pneumatic but one of the small pistons is rather sticky for some reason, and the m-motor powered pump can't move it.
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    Technic General Discussion

    Are we the biggest forum on eurobricks? We're not far behind star wars in post count but well ahead in topics.
  7. no 3rd party parts. time to put away the RC tires and bust out the PowerPullers
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    [MOC] Delorean

    Didn't know they existed, they're going on my BL wishlist
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    [MOC] Delorean

    Well overdue for a Delorean MOC, to make it stick out from the bunch I've packed some Technic into it as with all my builds. Full independant suspention with working steering. The Doors open up the steering wheel works, all the fun stuff. There is about 1 beam width of suspention travel And a engine under the cover. 33% bigger than the real one, It might make it to 88mph now. I'm quite proud of the front end, It's probably one of the most complex ive made. I remeber seeing the concept of a virtual Pivot steering,Sariel's I belive, and though it could be expanded on to include suspention, just never got around to trying it. So thanks Sariel. Underside Steering and suspention there is a chanel on the underside runing the entire length of the car that would be perfect for a HOG steering shaft to come out under the rear bumper, I just can't figure out a way to connect it up to the steering gears without fauling the mechanism. If you have an idea on how to, I'd love to hear it. I've now realised the poster is missing part of the car, The rear wheel should be between Marty's legs By some amazing stroke of luck all of it can be build in LDD, just need to connect one 5beam to the 1.5 pin in the steering and to bend the hood down ~2degrees
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    General Part Discussion

    Like they often do my Micro Motor stopped working so I decided to open it up and see if I could fix it. After rotating the rotor to confirm the gearing was fine I noticed the magnet has started to deteriorate, the surface was flaking apart and blocking the rotor. Used a small knife to scrape all the flaking magnet off until the rotor spun freely. Using 2 staples in a rubber to hold the brushes in the base open I put it back together and it works fine.
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    Making converter Cables

    Thankyou those will help
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    Making converter Cables

    I've recently come into possession of a bunch of dacta 9V motors, cables, battery boxes and a few sensors and I'd really like to use them with my PF and NXT stuff. Does anyone know how to wire up Power function-9V and NXT-9V converter cables? I've got a few damaged cables and would rather make use of them than buy some Also does anyone know if the rotation sensor can be used with the NXT?
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    Though I'd re-try my attempt at small scale suspension and I think I've succeeded; it's strong, small and can be small enough for use with 55982 wheels and tires the elastic bands used are not lego but are 5x5 studs similar to part x90 The axles are portals, just like the real truck. The cab and tray are connected by 4 studs, enough to hold them on but few enough for them to be removable The cab bonnet and doors open revealing the interior, 4 gear sticks and the engine. The elastic bands allow for a fair bit of articulation. A video of the Suspension on flickr, not sure how to embed it: The loader connects to the protruding chassis by clicking the bricks to the bottom Then the 1x1 tech brick to the top and siding the locking axle through I have a few ideas for more attachments/modules; longer chassis, 4 door cab, a crane, back hoe
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    General Part Discussion

    I thought that I may be useful to someone to share my recent discovery: a 3rd party replacement for pneumatic tubing. I needed different lengths and didn't want to cut up genuine parts. I bought the Black tubing just to test the quality and it is indistinguishable from LEGO tubing, it bends the same, kinks at the same angle, the colour is identical although had a bit of an odour before washing it in soapy water. I also found grey tubing, the only listing for it at the correct size for LEGO (2mm ID x 4mm OD ) but I have not bought it as it's 10m what are peoples opinion on 3rd party pneumatic tubing? I've seen people using clear and some yellow in builds.
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    Third Party Tires for Lego Technic Rims

    I've tried 2 together with a power puller tire over them, defiantly not recommended as they stretched them a little but the 2.2 inch I've tried(sorry no pic) stuck on perfect, I've got a set of rock crawler tires with foam insert on a single drill part, they work great. All 3 wheel configs( power-puller and 2.2 inch on 2 drill part, and 1.8 on single drill) dragged a 10kg dumbbell. As the drill part has a ring gear built into the back you can drive that (16 tooth gives a 1/3 reduction) instead of the axle the wheel sits on allowing you to make the hubs a little stronger, more compact, turn it into a quick portal axle or just to have a hub cap that doesn't rotate with the wheel, might look good on a super-car.