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  1. I showed this MOC the past weekend in the Lego Fan Weekend in Skaerbaek. After many cars and other land vehicles, now its time to build something different. This creation is based in the Russian helicopter Kamov KA-32. This helicopter has the peculiarity that it has two coaxial rotors turning in opposite directions, instead of the traditional main rotor with a small tail rotor. A real Kamov KA-32 used in Spain for firefighting. I have used the same color scheme. This MOC has been build in scale 1:16. The rotors has a diameter of 127 studs(102 cm or 40 in.) The fuselage size is 98x15x23 studs (78x12x18 cm or 30.7x4.7x7.1 in.) Both rotors are powered by only one PF XL motor and a PF Rechargeable battery. Complete rotors control using two swashplates directly from the cabin. Just like the real KA-32. Collective lever control: fly up-down Cyclic stick control(both sticks works): fly front-back-right-left(not turn) Upper rotor pitch pedals: turn right-left The controls only control de lower swashplate, and this one control the upper swashplate using the there grey links . The front wheels have free steering. And the rear ones have suspension, and a side sliding door. Very quick fuselage disassemble. I know that all this technical features and strange functions are difficult to understand. So here you have a video showing the helicopter working. As always more info and pictures in my website:
  2. REVIEW - 42052 - HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTER INTRODUCTION Helicopters, planes...basically everything airborne is +1 for me. The 9396 - Helicopter is one of my favorite models. I own three copies, which says it all. the news about a new helicopter made me very excited. The news about twin rotors made me even more excited. Although I must admit I was hoping for a Chinook style tandem rotor, instead of a double rotor where one is positioned on top of the other. This set does come with a Chinook style B-model, so maybe that will be worth building. One thing I immediately like better than the 9396 is the color scheme. I love the bright orange-white combination. This set seems to have a huge number of panels, which is not to everyone's liking. Let's find out what's going on underneath that smooth surface! Note: All images can be clicked for hi-res versions. SET INFORMATION Number: 42052 Title: Heavy Lift Helicopter Theme: Technic Released: 2016 Part Count: 1042 Box Weight: 1831 gr Box Dimensions: 57,0 cm x 37,3 cm x 8,0 cm Set Price (MSRP): € 119,99 Price per Part: € 0,115 Links: Brickset, Bricklink THE BOX The box is fairly big, which indicates a pretty big model. Unfortunately the box was damaged. Some cracks and dents, but luckily it wasn't ripped apart, like my Mercedes box. I'm not sure if TLG sends out the sets the same way when they sell via S&H, because I would be slightly disappointed to receive my sets like this. Update: I've seen more complaints about wrecked and/or damaged boxes, so there's room for improvement in the shipping department. The front of the box shows the helicopter lifting it's load. The model is 60 cm long and 53 cm wide. It also shows the contra-rotating rotors. As you can see an M-motor and battery box are included, so there are some powered functions. BACK The back of the box shows which functions are powered. We will deal with the functions later. It also shows the Chinook style B-model, which has motorised functions too. Looking at the front of the B-model I am not very tempted to build it. It looks like a flying guinea-pig CONTENT OF THE BOX The box contains: Sealed instruction booklet with stickers 6 Helicopter Blades 1 Sealed M-Motor 1 Battery Box 2 Soft Axles 10 Unnumbered Bags SEALED INSTRUCTIONS WITH STICKERS The stickers are sealed with the instruction booklet, like we are getting used to with bigger sets. I've said it before, but TLG deserves a big thumbs-up for this! The sticker sheet is still in perfect shape! HELICOPTER BLADES This set contains six of the Large Technic Rotor Blades, first released in the 9396 - Helicopter in 2012. PF BATTERY BOX AND M-MOTOR SOFT AXLES Two Soft Axles, or Flex Axles, are delivered unbagged. 19L? Who knows! More on these later BAGS Ten bags containing the rest of the, mostly white, parts. HIGHLIGHTED PARTS This chapter describes new and interesting parts. Not sure if it's a trend, but like the 24 Hours Race Car this set also has an abundance of panels. I've counted 51 of 'em (not counting the engine covers). It does have two new panels, introduced in most of the 1H 2016 sets. As from today this set officially contains the most Technic Panels. One more than the 42025 - Cargo Plane. 42052 - 51 panels 42025 - 50 panels 42039 - 47 panels BLUE 5x3 BENT PANELS These new Bent Panels seem to be very suited to make fenders/wheel arches and seats. AXLE AND PIN HOLE The axle counterpart of the Pin and Pin Hole. YELLOW 5L AXLE From what I can tell at the moment, the yellow 6L Axle is unique to this set. I made a mistake here. It's actually a yellow 5L axle instead of 6L. RED 6L AXLE Like the yellow 6L axle, the red 5L Axle seems to be unique to this set. This will obviously change over the course of time, but for now it's the only set containing them. I made a mistake here. It's actually a red 6L axle instead of 5L. 19L SOFT AXLES Finally, the black 19L Soft Axles! A lot of people will be glad to see these being used again. Only released in the 8450 - The Mission in 1999, this part has become very rare. DRUM TIPPER Of course these are no Cement Mixer Drum Tippers (60018 - Cement Mixer, 7990 - Cement Mixer). These are Helicopter Engine Covers, and quite good looking ones. They seem to be more versatile then you'd imagine, since they already appeared in 4 other sets. GREEN 3x11 PANEL Two green 3x11 Panels, not to be confused with bright green, used in the 42039. This is the same green as the 42008 - Service Truck from 2013. ORANGE PANELS A collection of 13 orange panels. WHITE PANELS A collection of 34 white panels. WHITE 5x11 TAPERED PANEL PLATE Introduced last year in the Fire Plane, this is a relatively new panel. 2x4 PERPENDICULAR BENT PIN CONNECTOR This 2x4 Perpendicular Bent Pin Connector was introduced in 2013 and it's one of those parts flying under the radar. You won't be needing this every day, but who knows when it might come in handy. PART LIST The set consists of 1042, shown below. THE BUILD Upon opening the booklet with building instructions, I noticed the color of the pages has slightly changed. The pages are lighter blue than we're used to. Probably to increase the contrast and make the difference between the darker colors better visible. This new color is used in every booklet of the new sets. The build setup is a bit different than we're used to. Usually you start by building one side, followed by adding things inside and finished by closing up the model. This time you start by building the fuselage, after which you continue with the gear box and rotors. ROTORS The image below shows the mechanism for the contra-rotating rotors. Actually I made a mistake here. I switched the two turntables. Luckily it didn't take me long to find out. At the top you can see an Axle Connector with Axle Hole which is connected to an axle going through the turntables. This axle is only connected to one of the turntables (obviously). The first set of rotors is connected to one of the turntables, while the other is connected to the axle going through the turntable. This is demonstrated in the video below. GEARBOX Here you can see the setup of the gearbox. A basic setup with a single layer of gears (more or less). You can see the 3L Driving Ring on both sides of the model, used to switch between the different functions. CARGO BAY DOORS I found the mechanism to open the bottom cargo bay doors to be very intriguing. Here you can see three stages of moving the H-Frame down. The video below demonstrates the gearbox and the mechanism for the cargo bay doors. This video shows the gearbox mounted on the fuselage, and the contra-rotating rotors. CARGO CONTAINER The cargo container wraps up the build. FINISHED MODEL Leaving the other building steps for you to discover, we skip right to the finished model. There's always a lot of debate about panels and closing a Technic model with them. I personally love a finished look with panels. Looking at the image below, I can only compliment the designer with his accomplishment. The helicopter looks fantastic! The design itself is fantastic and the color scheme is really spot on. This helicopter looks even better than the 9396 - Helicopter, which I will compare later in this review. The Drum Tipper parts used as engine covers is very well done. You would almost think they are designed to be used in this helicopter. SIDE REAR VIEW In this picture you can clearly see the rear cargo bay door/ramp and the landing gear. The tail rudders are operated manually, which is slightly disappointing. The solution in the 42025 - Cargo Plane was much better. The landing gear is pretty clever though. Very simple, but it works like a charm, using nothing more than gravity. SIDE VIEW The side view shows how well the helicopter has been designed. The panels align very well and the model is almost entirely closed. This is a matter of personal preference, but I absolutely love it. BOTTOM VIEW Yup, there it is...the battery box. You can also see the mechanism to operate the tail wing. I find this to be a weak spot of the model. The lever is positioned very close to the wing itself, which feels a bit useless. It would have been great to operate the wing with the orange Bionicle Tooth located near the tail gate. You can clearly see which panels are used for cargo bay doors. Two 3x11 panels are used as bottom cargo bay doors, and a 5x11 is used as the back cargo bay door (ramp). Both are operated by the Power Functions motor (see features and functions). FRONT VIEW REAR VIEW ADDITIONAL IMAGES Here are two additional images from different angles. PARTS LEFT It's interesting too see TLG provided an extra 19L Soft Axle. It appears to be used in the B-model, but it somehow feels like an added bonus, since this part is wanted by a lot of builders. The 6L"]http://alpha.brickli..."color":11}"]6L Rigid Hose[/url], which is also used in the B-model, is extra too. Since the instruction booklet tells us we are only supposed to get a single 19L Soft Axle, I am not sure whether it's used in the B-model (it looks that way though). FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS This set has the following features: Contra-rotating rotors (Power Functions) Opening bottom cargo bay doors (Power Functions) Opening rear cargo bay door/ramp (Power Functions) Operating the winch Operating tail wing (Manual) Operating tail rudders (Manual) Landing gear Castering nose wheel The following video demonstrated all of the functions/features. I have added an IR receiver and I am using a PF remote to operate the powered functions. As you can see all the functions work very smooth. The powered functions work pretty fast, so there's no waiting for ages before the cargo doors open up. The winch is the slowest of them all, but that makes sense. As you could read in the review, I don't really like the manual tail wind and rudder functions. I know a designer needs to make concessions, but wasn't it possible to operate the tail wing with the orange bionicle tooth. The castering nose wheel does work properly, and so does the landing gear. Both very simple, but they do their job. SUMMARY Like I said at the beginning of my review, I am fan of flying machines. And to be honest, I am an even bigger fan of helicopters than planes or jets. This might influence my judgement. I am also a big fan of white, orange and grey, so that's another plus. And I happen to like models finished with panels. Do you see where this is going?! I absolutely love this model. The 9396 - Helicopter was one of my favorite models, but I like this one even better. The closed design is something I like a lot, as long as the model is packing some functions too. Panels alone don't cut it. Well, this set has some cool features under those panels. The mechanism for the contra-rotating rotors is pretty nifty. So are the bottom cargo bay doors. The things I like the least is are the tail wing and tail rudders. The tail wing is operated manually, but it's a simple lever positioned very closely to the actual wing. And the rudders are operated by simply moving the rudders themselves. As with the Mercedes I am not a big fan of operating a model by using the switch on the battery box. It confuses me, and you can't easily reach it. I understand TLG can't throw in a remote and IR receiver each time they supply a PF motor, but it's probably one of the modifications most AFOLs will immediately apply. That being said, I absolutely recommend getting this fantastic model! SCORE Okay, so how do I grade this set? 9 DESIGN Absolutely magnificent. 8 BUILDING EXPERIENCE Great build with some clever techniques. 8 FEATURES Great functions, but rudder and tail controls need improvement. 8 PLAYABILITY Lots of things to operate, but would work better with a remote control. 9 PARTS Contains lots of new parts and loads of white panels. 9 VALUE FOR MONEY Worth every penny. Will buy another one. 8,5 ABSOLUTE EYECATCHER BONUS COMPARISON I will end this review with a comparison between the "new" and "old" helicopter. As you can see my 9396 has a yellow and black color scheme, instead of the original yellow and red, but it will give you a clear picture on how these two compare. More pictures can be found on my Flickr page. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.
  3. inkpanther

    [LDD MOC] Helicopter

    A helicopter I made in LDD. It's not a recreation of any particular real world model. This is basically my first thread in this forums showing off my MOC, so please be gentle. ;) Pictures created using Bluerender with SunFlow Mod.
  4. Good day! I have seen many helicopter MOCs that inclined the main rotor to go in that direction. But real helicopters don't work like that. The cyclic control changes the pitch of the propeller blades unevenly what inclines the helicopter in the desired direction Here is a good page that explains in detail the controls of a helicopter The LDD is at 0% Functions: cyclic control - inclines and flies the helicopter in the desired direction anti-torque pedals - the "steering" collective control - the altitude control Enought speaking here are the pics, expect the video soon I wanted to make all the mechanisms visible , so no bodywork Bricksafe
  5. wolf_grrr

    Coaxial rotor design?

    I'm wolf_grrr here. You can find me on lots of various places. Look for me me
  6. This model is inspired from 6691 set which was produced between 1981 - 1983. It was one of my favorites sets in childhood. There are many differences but I intended to keep the Classic Town spirit. I've added a working door on the right side, windows on sides, I've used nowadays elements like curved slope bricks for actual design and I also made the model a little smaller. LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 6 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 5 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 4 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 2 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 1 by Severus A, on Flickr
  7. bananaworld

    Creator Aircraft Fleet

    Creator is among my favourite themes, with its no-nonsense, anonymised, 3-in-1, 'pure LEGO' approach, and in this theme, the aircraft are always my first purchases. I recently bodged together a nice light-up display area for models and the first theme to go in was a selection of Creator's aircraft: CIMG0062b by bananaworld, on Flickr The Dilemma: They've been on display for a while now and I'm itching to build up another theme from the stash, BUT I don't want to take them apart! Which ones should I save to display elsewhere? Just the stunning larger ones, or are any of the smaller sets just too brilliant to part-out?
  8. After the Lego Atlantis line went out, I had been thinking about how if the divers were indeed a salvage team, it would be logical for them to have a form of sky unit. And after experimenting with some helicopter designs, I decided to create my own Atlantis sky unit. The helicopter is more or less based of a military attack chopper, mixed with a medium transporter. The model can fit two minifigs, A pilot up front, and another operator behind. The pilot uses a custom control panel made of a droid body and some clips. The operator just uses some Lego levers. Unfortunately, there's a small gap at the front, because of the way the two walls are positioned sideways. The model would have looked better without this, but I didn't want to screw up any of the chopper's streamlined shaping just to fix one small little gap. The helicopter, being on a dive team, has removable tools, and an ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) in back. Here, everything is detached. The Helicopter got its name unintentionally when I noticed its similarities to a dolphin in profile. And being an Atlantis helicopter, that didn't seem out of place, so I named it the Dolphin Chopper. Quick Facts: The Atlantis Dolphin Chopper, has specially designed pontoons to land on water. I may possibly add a winch attachment later on that can hoist up the ROV. I will add a follow up to this post if I do. You probably have noticed the huge bulging windows on either side. they may look silly but, this is simply a way of being realistic. Many large transport choppers have these windows so pilots may look out and down at the ground. Examples of helicopters like these would be this Chinook:
  9. So I got a new LEGO room / ManCave for my son and I. Its large, about 20'x30', with open cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, ideal for hanging 9393 helicopter, 8480 space shuttle, 42025 cargo plane, etc.. I am looking for some solutions to do so - some requirements are - sturdy, can't risk any model falling; easily removable, by standing on a step stool should be able to reach the model and uncouple it from the hanger system for occasional swooshing and PF operation, and the hanging solution should be somewhat invisible. I am thinking about using this part , in trans-clear, as part of the support structure under the models, and then using colorless nylon rope to loop over the exposed beams. Perhaps s-hooks or carabiner-hooks can be used to attach the beams to the rope. Wondering if anyone else has done something similar and their solution. I am not planning to operate the PF while the models are suspended, however, but could one day...
  10. Hello ! I have made this skycrane for a contest on TechLUG. The objectives were : Have a mechanism for the rotation of the rotors A host mechanism The helicopter must can catch a container It can have a motorization with a battery box and a M motor for the rotation of the rotors ant the host mechanism We had a maximum of 900 parts I chose to make a gearbox to have the possibility to choose between the rotation of the rotors or the host mechanism. The gearbox is activated by a crank. There is a linear clutch to have progressive acceleration of the rotors and to secure they when the M motor is turning. On these pictures, you can see the rotors mechanism. Here, the pictures of the host mechanism. The clamp is openable by a little mechanism. The motorizatioon can be add in the cab, by removing the interior. It is not the best solution, but there is not space is this helicopter. (You can see it in the video) For the design, I choosed to have a thin fairing. The advantage is the helicopter is more resembling reality ; but there is little place for the mechanic. There are just 2 seats in the cab. A made a detailled turbine. It is imposing, it released to the fairing.
  11. Hi all, I've wanted to build a chopper with working rotors in minifig scale for a long time - however, since I knew it would be tricky, I hesitated for quite a while. Now that it’s done (building time about 5 weeks) I can say I had a lot of fun - at least most of the time ;-) The two major issues were the angled tail (especially making the tail rotor spin more or less smoothly) and the position of the battery box. It took a while to understand that it’s too large to be hidden completely within the fuselage and that it must be accessible via the sliding door to turn it on and off. Another major feature might be the tilted rotor axle. Regarding the main rotor I used some ideas of other builders (see credits), however, the fixation of the blades might be a new aspect. I tried to use the TLG Coast Guard color scheme first, but for whatever reason it didn’t work for me plus the white and red color scheme of the U.S. Coast Guard is quite intriguing. It can be very well combined with the blue lettering of TLG Coast Guard stickers. Specs: Power Functions gear: XL motor (main rotor), M motor (tail rotor), battery box, IR receiver Weight: 690 g (batteries included) Length (fuselage): 39 cm Rotor diameter: 44 cm Scale: 1/43 The model fits a crew of 3 minifigs: 2 pilots and 1 winch operator. It’s prepared to be operated via a pushback (e. g. the “Goliath” motorized tug, see http://www.eurobrick...howtopic=134369). Credits: Forex (the radome is a mere copy, couldn’t think of anything better): Mad Physicist: 100% Lego. More pics: Video: You may find some more detailed pics of the chopper on Flickr if you're interested. Thanks for looking!
  12. Farnheim

    MOC - Rescue Helicopter

    Hello community, after the refurbishments of the swap body trucks I could finish another project. It was one of these projects, you start very ambitious and stop immediately due to the lack of parts and/or solutions for building problems and such. The helicopter should have a modern and compact appearance, a color scheme that fits to my other rescue vehicle and some functional details. Now after being more a construction site than a MOC on my desk for months I gave it a second chance. And here it is... Hope y'all like it. C & C welcome as usual. Thanks for watching!
  13. I build this helicopter and the truck as my weekly build for the Andromeda´s Gates Game:
  14. Hello. I want to introduce you to the new model: Helicopter Mi-171 (modification MI-8). The model is made to scale minifigures and all its dimensions and proportions as close as possible to this helicopter. I decided to make a civil cargo modification that can be easily completed yet in the passenger version. original photo review model photo in more detail Some functions of the model minifigures in the cockpit I welcome your comments and feedback.
  15. I have not been happy with the performance of my 9396 for a long time, so I am in the process of rebuilding it. The issue is that both the manual and motor-driven operation of the blades are sluggish and involves seemingly high torque, perhaps due to the large number of gears in the drive train, resulting in very slow turning blades. After completing about 82 steps in the rebuild, I got to a place in the build in which I can turn the blades with the hand knob, and again there seemed to be a lot of binding and "stiction" of the gears, which I traced to the gear directly driving the turntable being the primary trouble maker, highlighted as lime-colored in the LDD image. Loosening the build at this location, by forcing the two DSG11L beams slightly apart, resolves the issue, but is not a permanent solution as these will be tightly locked in place once the build is done. Does anyone else have similar issues, or suggestions to fix?
  16. 3DTutorials

    Helicopter Lego 3D

    hello guys this my model lego helicopter in 3D with Softimage : Please escuse me for my English, I am French:) I am a fan of légo technic and I wanted to work on the 3D assembly(editing) of my model of helicopter. I made the 3D at the same time as I went up my Helicopter really lego and here is the result :) Do not hesitate has to tell me that you think of it :)
  17. Hello everybody, If something is not clear, please ask, english is not my language Here is my last moc: a Sky Crane Helicopter: General: Length: 80 Width: 29 Height: 27 Rotor diameter: about 75 Container: Length 30, width: 11, height 12 Number of parts: 894 all inclusive (manual or with PFS) Design: At first glance, we recognize a type of helicopter Sky Crane: leggy, long and thin, prominent turbines and especially a huge rotor: On the body of the vehicle, the choice of two-tone flatters the eye, an orange border highlights the line and even gives a sporty look to the model! For the cabin, the orange panels allow good highlight the rounded nose of the aircraft, made with white liftarms mounted on flex: At the rear of the panels of the cab give the rectilinear shape of the cabin. The cab roof takes up the two-tone orange piping and large white panels, it's almost like a sports car hood! Turbines, well highlighted, black is easily detached from the rest of the vehicle. The use of wheels, gears of different diameters can refine the turbine. The mechanisms at the front of the copter, also in black, are used to give relief. Cab, massive contrast with the rest of the long, thin copter. Similarly, the landing gear looks very frail. We find the orange border on the legs of the landing gear. The tail assembly is thin and slender. The rear rotor drive shaft visible outside the tail is another characteristic feature of the Sky Crane present on the model. The tail rotor blades 4 and above the horizontal drift gives volume. Finally, the main rotor is given strong presence to the vehicle. The diameter of standard blades (like about 65: 31 + 2 * fixation) is not enough for the model. The diameter has been increased, it now reaches 75 like! Suffice to say that the helicopter must! In addition, the use of various connectors can give yellow color and simulate mechanisms on the rotor. Such a rotor is problematic to expose the model along a wall for example, but by removing only 4 liftarms 5L thin can be easily removed easily wins 2 blades 25 cm deep, without harming the general appearance of the model. The container matches the rest of the helicopter, white and orange: In manual mode, the handle is visible on the left front of the unit. Right side of the cab, a door allows access to the control of the battery case. The PFS elements are also fully integrated in the cabin. Mechanisms: The model is very simple mechanically. There are two main mechanisms: rotor rotation and winch. It may be added, as a secondary mechanism: suspension, directional front wheel and the container locking system. For two main mechanisms, there is a BV with two selectors. The first selector, left, used to operate the winch in one direction or the other. (bottom of photo) The second selector, right, has one function: activate or not the rotation of the rotors. (top in photo) If it is in manual mode, the crank drives a 12T SB makes a bevel with a 12T DB to raise an axis through the cabin. If you are in PFS mode, the motor is mounted vertically, so there is no the first bevel gear. The rest is the same. A second bevel gear 12T SB / 12T DB can direct the axis backwards. It is this axis which carries the first selector. Pushing forward the selector switches in the driving ring of the red wild 16T which in turn causes the 16T of the output shaft. By pushing forward, it triggers a mad 16T will operate a 20T DB, offset in height. The rotational axis will cause a second 20T DB will rotate the DB 12T of the output shaft. There are thus two ways to drive the output shaft or with a gear linkage, or with both. So for a given direction of rotation to the input, rotation is reversed by pushing the lever forward, the rotation is not reversed by pushing the lever backward. This is option is especially useful when the model uses the PFS. From the output shaft, is driven a couple VSF / 8T. Finally, it is on the axis of the 8T what fixed the cable drum. The cable is routed into the body of the helicopter to leave behind the main rotor. This position is determined by the size of the container and the position of the fixing to bring the right container in the middle. This prevents the container tilts when it airlifted. On the input shaft of the first BV, there is a cascade of gears: 16T / 16T / 16T Mad. If you push back the second selector, driving ring just mate with the 16T Folle. The movement is then transmitted to the axis. We walk directly to the main rotor. It shifts the movement towards the center and upwards with 3 16T (16T / 16T Folle to center / 16T to mount). With a bevel gear 12T SB / DB 20T, the rotation axis is vertical and it drives the main rotor. For the rear rotor, starting afresh from 20T, we have a bevel gear 20T DB / 12T SB and heads to the back. Two gimbals to track the shape of the tail of the helicopter. Arriving at the end of the tail, a trio of gears to switch the curvature (SB 12T / 20T SB crazy / 12T) and a corner last reference (SB 12T / 12T DB) can guide in the right direction the axis of rotation of the tail rotor. The suspensions have the function of absorbing (more or less) the soil unevenness. The directional front wheel lets you play with the model on the ground and rotate smoothly. Fixing the container is very simple. At the front, blocking is provided by 3L pins with axes attached below the helicopter. On the container, the "Axle and Pin Connector Perpendicular Split" connectors come dragging in the pins. At the rear, a small spring mechanism ensures proper maintenance of the load. A controller drives a shaft and a 8T / 8T couple to get off a post. On the lower axis, brackets (3 * 3L) rotate. When the lever is released, the spring mechanism reduces the brackets to the front and upwards. In this movement, the brackets crochet the container through a conveniently placed axis. The well attached container, one can make any kind of maneuvers the helicopter. To release the container, simply manipulate the joystick again and picks one container. A small diagram LDD: Green: movement entry Red: winch with double meaning BV In blue: the BV rotors with all the main rotor and tail rotor tracking Orange: the system for attaching the container Manual To PFS: This helicopter can also integrate the PFS. Here, everything happens in the cabin. It begins by removing the crank and its axis. Then detaching the cabin of the helicopter body. To do this, simply detach the body of the roof (two pins), remove the white liftarms bent, remove the panels on the back and liftarms L orange on top. Finally, one can draw the cab forward. The liftarms is removed by L (3 * 5L) and lifarm 7L which bind to the rear of the cab. Can then be inserted in the battery case, the engine takes place next. Finally, we can put it all together. Disassembly: The cab with the engine and the battery unit: And Video: Thank you for having read everything !!
  18. Good day! Today I would like to present my mod of the 42020 twin rotor helicopter. I changed the color scheme and added pneumatics for opening the cargo bay. Little update: Hidden the pump inside the model.Photos in the end of the post. Some photos: the original and my MOD The mechanism Pump update: More photos on Bricksafe: The Mod on my website: Instructions: mod.lxf Video :
  19. Thirdwigg

    [MOC] MD600N

    Friends, It took a little too long, much like the ATS, but the MD600N if finally done. Much more at, and the Flickr album can be found here. As I child I would see the MD600N and MD520N flying up and around my house. It was time to honor the love for the aircraft. The MOC has the following features: Opening Doors Working dual Joysticks Working dual Foot Pedals Working collective lever Swashplate Collective control (much thanks to Efferman for many components of the design) Swashplate Cyclic control NOTAR rotation Six bladed rotor PF L drive with LiPo Battery Working Landing skids (I mention this only because getting it to support the MOC and not tip over was quite a task) Seating for eight I hope you all enjoy.
  20. UPDATE 13/8-2015: I present to you my finished entry for the TC7 contest, the Van Heli-sing armored van/assault helicopter. I will take you through the transformation process as I show pictures of the various stages of transformation. At first it might look like an ordinary armored van (you know, the ones you see in all the Hollywood movies). Nothing fancy, it has a bull bar up front with some powerful lights, and it features a double bottom with angled armour panels (grey) to help deflect landmines and IEDs it might drive over. And now the show starts: First thing it does is to deploy a tricycle landing gear detup, similar to what you see on larger transport helicopters like the Sikorsky CH-53 etc. At the same time, the car's wheels are retracted and hidden inside the body of the van. Also, the long white axle poking out the front is supposed to be for aerial refueling (no function from that axle, except to give it a more helicopter-y look): Next, a ramp opens in the rear, to fasilitate the deployment of the tail boom assembly: As this is deployed, the roof can be opened as well And the main rotor is deployed upwards and rearwards by about seven studs. Also inside the front roof hatches are two large missiles. Both sides of the vehicle have doors that open towards the back, revealing crew served M134 Miniguns: Inside you can see a red 2L axle peeking out. That is supposed to hold a sniper's rifle (that I of course forgot to fit for the photo). It can be used by hand, or it can take the place of one of the Miniguns: The helicopter can also quickly be configured for a gunship role, by closing the doors and lowering and angling the guns forward: The functions are a good mix of manual and mechanical solutions. A lot of worm gears have been used, and things work satisfactory, as you can see in the video Here be a video of the whole transformation. Proper video, not stop motion . Original post: I've had an idea forthis contest for a long time, but only yesterday got around to put that idea down in some bricks! So far I only have the size and a couple of functions nailed, but I hope to finish it in time for the deadline. The above picture shows the model setup in "civilian".. It is duspposed to be a van of some sorts. Not many features except for steering, and perhaps some opening doors when I get around to start on the bodywork. Next picture shows the model in "battle" mode: As you can see the idea is to turn it into a helicopter. The shape of the thing is loosely inspired by an Sikorsky CH-53 (or at least that was what I had in my mind designing it), but of course at a much smaller scale. The front wheels turn 90 degrees upward and smaller landing wheels are deployed on the underside (not visible on this pic). Making the front wheel mechanism was a real pain, as I really wanted them to have steering when in "civilian". Maybe half the total time building this yesterday was used to figure out a suitable solution there, and I ended up with the worm-drive system you can see in front of the wheels. The rear wheels rotate down under and through 180 degrees, as more helicopter-like are being deployed where the car-wheels were. This was the first thing I designed, and decided the overall scale of the model. It uses a worm-drive system similar to the front wheels. The tail boom extends some 18 studs out to the rear (through the yet-to-be-built rear doors) much the same way crane booms do. The rear part is then manually turned up 180 degrees and the tail rotor blades are manually deployed. The main rotor is lifted up and aft roughly six studs (through the yet-to-be-built roof), and the rotor blades are automatically deployed onece you turn the power on due to centrifugal force. Both main- and tail rotors are powered. I plan to either have deployable stub wings with an assortment of missiles/rockets/guns on each side, or possibly openable doors with deployable crew operated miniguns or something on each side. Will have to wait and see what there's room for Of course the body still remains, as well as some technical issues, but so far most things are working satisfactory. As for the name, I was planning to use Van Damme, or possible Damned Van, but piterx beat me to it. However I am satisfied with the current Van Helising, as it is a double wordplay Hope you like it, and hope to have some more work done by tonight
  21. Hello, Eurobricks. I'd like to present my MOC: LEGO Technic Bell 47 Helicopter. Features: realistic rotor and stabilizer bar working swashplate anti-torque pedals power functions Functions: cyclic blade control collective blade control adjustable tail rotor pitch rotation by L-Motor Here's the video demonstrating the MOC's functions:
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    HALO Falcon Transport Helicopter

    A realistic, well-built and beautiful lego model of the famous HALO Falcon transport helicopter. It features: - a cockpit for 1 pilot - 3 seats in the troop bay - adjustable angle of engines and rear wings - a unique set to put up in your room The pictures are too big so I cannot post them on this forum, but you can check them out here:
  23. Hello all! While 75915 is an excellent set, the helicopter is not quite accurate enough for me. I then set about creating an accurate version in LDD. I used msx80's wonderful program Bluerender to create the image. Movie Accurate JW Helicopter I hope to Bricklink the parts to build this for real someday. It seats three, two in the cockpit and one in the gunner's seat. I hope you enjoyed my simple LDD MOC. Comments and criticism welcome!
  24. Go forth and link removed Because we always need more trains, especially when they're based on a classic TV show!