Eurobricks "To Sail The Technic Sea" (TSTTS) as finished and the winners were already announced.
As we can't interfere anymore, it is now the moment to highlight something that impressed me, regardless of all the fantastic models presented by the other contestants.
Daniel Martz (dhc6twinotter or avro200) entered with a Piper Super Cub (a two-seat, single-engine monoplane) plenty of complex functions and details.
Functions include moving ailerons, rudder, and elevator. Motorized functions include variable pitch prop, engine, flaps, drooping ailerons, and landing gear.
The detailed list here...
- Motorized fake flat 4 engine and prop (variable speed controlled by rechargeable battery and throttle levers in cockpit)
- Working ailerons controlled by left/right movement of joysticks
- Working elevator controlled by forward/backward movement of joysticks
- Working rudder controlled by rudder pedals
- Working water rudders controlled by rudder pedals
- Motorized flaps controlled by yellow levers in cockpit
- Motorized drooping ailerons synchronized with flaps
- Motorized variable pitch propeller controlled by levers in cockpit
- Motorized retractable landing gear with locks controlled by lever in cockpit
And for the specs...
- 2 PF M-motors
- 2 mini LAs
- 1 PF Rechargeable Battery
- 1 PF Battery Box (AA)
- Wing Span: 56in / 1.42m
- Length: 47in / 1.19m
- Height: 17in / 43.18cm
- Length of each float: 30in / 76.20cm
- Weight: 9.3 pounds / 4.22kg
If it was not for the model itself, it should have been for the nice video realization and music.
You can find additional photos from Daniel's flickr account and further explanations at the presentation topic from Eurobricks, inclusive the amazing engine with variable pitch mechanism.
The Piper became third in the TSTTS contest and I've chosen to highlight this one in first place, because it is probably the most technically advanced model on contest (as Daniel have used us with his amazing models). But of course we should also not forget the other creations the achieved a well deserved first and second places respectively.
So lets bring them also here briefly, specially because they are both very unusual LEGO Technic MOCs, thus worthwhile to take a look.
- LEGO Technic Water Strider by slfroden (aka Splat), was first.
- LEGO Steampunk Shark by legobodgers, was second.
And many other amazing models, were submitted to this TSTTS contest!