Lego RC basics video tutorial series – introduction

I’m starting a new Lego Technic tutorial series focusing on the Power Functions parts and other electric components that can be used to make a Lego model remote controlled. I’ll try to make it clear and simple, so don’t expect immediately some advanced RC trickery – the aim is to help the ones who are not that familiar yet with the Lego RC world.

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Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem test RC mod images

I made my first quick proof of concept rc mod of the Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem truck to see which motors fit and how in the chassis using some spare parts I had. I did not plan to release any instructions or images about it as it was just a test and I will do a proper RC mod sometimes in the future.

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Lego Technic 42077 Buggy B-model review with a little piece of Californian summer :)

Since the instructions are available now I built the B model of the 42077 Rally Car as well. It is a buggy, following the design of the Beetle-based beach/dune buggies. The car does not have any special Technic features just the standard ones so I felt the need to spice up the review video a little bit 🙂 You can see all the motorized decorations in details at the end of the video.

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Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem motorized & Christmas special

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas with this video and thank you for your support!

The Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem received additional rc functions with the lights and the motorized trailer, controlled by 2 SBricks. The light sequences of the container are also controlled by one of the SBricks. The trailer has 2 Power Functions L motors built in. Also tested with M motors but they could not handle the load. Please note that this is a test RC mod, so there won’t be any instructions for the time being. I’m planning to do a proper rc conversion and I’ll share that one in details.

The upgraded container interior is based on the following alternate build of 40223:
https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-6117/PeterSzabo/40223-snowglobe-living-room/

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Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem review updates and RC mod with SBrick

Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem review updates and RC mod with SBrick

– Updates/correction of my review
– RC mod with Power Functions and SBrick

This is my first proof of concept RC mod of the 42078 Mack Anthem truck with Power Functions Servo motor and L motor, controlled via SBrick. I’ve also posted some updates and correction of my review published yesterday. I was informed via the comments how to properly operate the crane so I did a test again and apparently the whole structure is much more stable when the trailer is connected to the truck. As you can see I’m not an experienced crane operator or truck driver but I’m learning quickly 🙂

 

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