And with 2 weeks till christmas, i'm asking the question, Lego or no Lego?
Just so you know, stuff is happening behind the scenes. I had an outdoor photosession with the challenger and made a lot of beautifull pictures. The car also performed a very successfull test run. And i found out that the gearbox with the lego clutch rings just can't cope with such high torques. The box was constantly jumping out of gear, so i had to hold the gear lever with my hand. The engine has no effort whatsoever pulling the car. We went uphill in second gear, and the engine didn't even slow down.
Which should show itself in a gigantic speed boost. The forum will be up shortly. I'm sorry for any inconvenience you expirienced in the past 2 days.
Forum works again. Happy chatting.
First we tried to run the challenger for the first time, but we only succeeded to brake the driveshaft. So we discovered the problem. The differential needed to be redesigned, so this was the task at hand. Kudos to Zblj, who deserves full credit for the new diff, which incorporates the large studless turntable. Time flied, and me and Zblj had to part.
After Zblj went, i finished redesigning and improoving the rear suspension, and while i was at it i also perfected the front steering geometry and rebuilt the front part of the car behind the grille. Now i'm waiting for 40 pieces of 3x3 nxt connectors so i can redesign the car and make it 1kg lighter.
Finally re-added the videos to the page. This time in .flv format,so you can watch them directly on the site. :)
I'd like to point you to the new [url=http://www.nicjasno.com/image]Gallery[/url]. For me, the best part of it is the fact, that because of the way how easy it is to put images in it, i decided to populate the ideas section of it with all the stuff that could possibly be of interest to you. So far only forum users have seen some of the pics - mainly experimental stuff - and now it's available in a simple and transparent way in the gallery.
Check it out.
The new site is still far from finished, but i will quickly go through all the new goodies that are there. Since the site is now managed by a CMS (content management system) software called Drupal, we have a plethora of new functions.
First, the front page will be devoted to articles about lego from around the internet. Consider it a news portal like slashdot.