LEGO RC range test – new Powered Up hub wins with 50m!

While I was filming the review video of the new 60197 Passenger Train set I realized that the operating range of the remote is much better than I thought it would be based on the early reviews. Since I was able to test it indoors only with 10m distance (easily passed, even through 2 walls) I decided to compare it with all the different LEGO RC solutions I have. Took all the equipment outdoors to a remote area without any interference and tested the operating range.

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LEGO Technic 42075 First Responder RC mod

This is the remote control modification of the LEGO® Technic 42075 First Responder. This time instead of more powerful and expensive components this mod uses only the Power Functions elements of the set 42075 RC Tracked Racer with a few other extra pieces and it is still very fun to play with 🙂

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LEGO Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer optimized version

The LEGO® Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer is one of the rare sets that is remotely controllable out of the box with the necessary Power Functions elements. It is a very good introduction to the world of Power Functions, but it has some room for improvement – the speed is pretty decent but the climbing abilities can be enhanced.

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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 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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