Friday, June 24, 2011
While I've seen these at Setechnic yesterday, my laptop has been fully overloaded producing videos and uploading them into YouTube...
However I couldn't let this go, without notice.
We have finally additional images from upcoming set 8109 Flatbed Truck, which reveal new details.
It was already know from the previous images, this set will include one PF M-motor to command the flatbed.
Now it becomes even more clear how the flatbed works. It can tilt while sliding out.
This kind of tow truck also has a retractile fork, where you can carry another vehicle pulling it from the front axle. It makes perfect sense one can push/pull the fork from the underside, using the same motor. The gearing on the fork also suggests there is a combined movement that controls the tilt to the rings, where the wheels from the towed vehicle embed. There is also a rubber belt visible inside the fork, although it is still unclear its exact function.
As these new images are taken from the model opposite side, relative to the previous ones, we can now clearly see that both movements (flatbed and tow fork) should be switched from the lever under the red side door.
Also it became evident that the winch is manually operated only, from the knob on the right side.
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