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Feb
20
revised Is the PWM on the PF Servo motor different than the PWM from an Arduino?
added 13 characters in body
Feb
20
asked Is the PWM on the PF Servo motor different than the PWM from an Arduino?
Feb
20
answered Why does LEGO now use studless technic designs?
Dec
31
revised Which official LEGO sets are micro-scale versions of existing sets?
Added Star Wars Advent Calendars
Dec
31
comment How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
Oh, and another option is the PF XL motor with a gearbox so I can change speeds. sariel.pl/2011/02/2-speed-heavy-duty-linear-gearbox
Dec
31
comment How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
Why oh why did Lego get rid of them!?!? Maybe is was the un-Lego-like remote. It's funny because I remember seeing these a long time ago and when I got into Lego later I was amazed there were no real remote control cars. This is why I need to buy all the cool sets as soon as they come out! Anyway . . . I think the PF XL motor would work well too . . . my fear is that I'll break some gears but that's the price to pay for a powerful and fast "crawler".
Dec
30
comment How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
YES! I didn't think what "crawler" really meant until after I had it put together . . . and, yeah, I've seen some videos where people are disappointed with the torque and the differentials. I have one XL motor and I'm about to order another!
Dec
30
revised How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
make it more to the point
Dec
29
asked What is new about the IR receiver in the 4x4 Crawler 9398?
Dec
28
asked How to speed up the 4x4 Crawler truck 9398?
Dec
21
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
comment What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Oh, so to power the Emerald Night you didn't use a regular train motor? Interesting.
Oct
22
comment What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Great link! Luckily the older motor isn't the REALLY OLD 9V Train version (seems to be a weaker RC Train version that was sold with only one set according to brinklink). All I know is this is very confusing. Even the new train motors are 9 volts, right?
Oct
22
asked What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?
Aug
29
comment How does the remote control on the 9398 4X4 Crawler work?
Nice video! It looks like it's REALLY SLOW.
Aug
27
asked How does the remote control on the 9398 4X4 Crawler work?
Jan
18
comment Is it possible to add the power functions to Western Train Chase?
Oh, and if you do have a dud motor I'm sure Lego will replace it. Not sure how you prove it but give them time and they'll respond to an email.
Jan
18
comment Is it possible to add the power functions to Western Train Chase?
I haven't tried it yet, since, well, I haven't gotten the Toy Story Train yet. But with the Red Cargo Train the weight of the battery box is what gives the train traction. If you notice the wheels of the train motor have a rubber "gasket" that also helps with traction. And the Red Cargo Train is able to pull or push just about anything I put on the tracks. The magnets between cars break apart long before the power of the train gives out. I almost think you have a dud train motor.
Jan
4
comment What is the difference between Shuttle Adventurer (10213) and Shuttle Expedition (10231)
I wrote to the Lego Group about the differences and they sent me the pieces to retrofit my set. Sweet! Thanks Lego!