Friday, February 15, 2008

Under the new Off Roader (8297)

A photo from underside of the upcoming TECHNIC Off Roader (8297), can be seen from Multipla on Malug photo gallery.
There you can see some details (hopefully a 4WD transmission or some basic gearbox) and the axle that transmits rotation to the Off Roader rear axis. This with the new cute and 3 stud length, TECHNIC Universal Joints that I spoke here.
Guess the red TECHNIC Driving Ring which also can be seen there, is part of the same selection mechanism we saw on the Off Roader video, being used to switch operation from the Winch to the Raising Suspension.

As these are mostly my first speculations, fell free to leave your comments and theories. ;)


krimpie said...

Hmmm.. It looks like the switching between powering the winch and powering the suspension is done by a gearbox type thing, not the pole reverser. That means that the pole reverser alternates power between the lights and the motor. Its a pity it such a bad quality image...

Anonymous said...

I have a suspicion the lights are always on and the pole reverser changes motor direction.

It looks like the drive shaft passess through this 'gear box' to the engine without any interface, seems to be all slip gears to move motor power from one side to the other.

TechnicBRICKs said...

I'm with the parax suspicions too!

Alex Campos said...

On the other hand, I'm with duncan's opinion, which has always been my opinion since a long time ago. It's not hard to mechanically transfer power to one mechanism or another, and let the electric Pole Reverser switch on/off the equally electric lights.

Current result: 2-2. Which team will be right? =)

Anonymous said...

Yes mechanical selection of winch or suspension.

Bat-box switch turns on power, & lights. Pole switch is used to control motor winch/Suspesion in-out/up-down.

If it was the other way around the lights would go out when you stopped the motor (bat-box switch)...


Anonymous said...

The answer is..

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