Crane Project Updated

Written by TJ on April 27th, 2011

Earlier this month I uploaded the final photos and descriptions for the crane project.



click to view Crane Project page

I finished the project a long time ago. I just recently got around to fully dismantling the pieces.

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Apr
    28
    1:37
    AM
    Tobbe Arnesson

    Bummer the turntable did not cope, but still an impressive MOC. You’re truly a master of trusses!

    How did the mechanical winch-brake work? Is it the z8 gears that engaged with the z40? How did you detach the brake?

  2. May
    11
    6:45
    AM
    Yves

    did you ever made a video of the crane in motion?

  3. Jun
    13
    1:46
    PM
    TJ

    Tobbe: Thanks! Yes, the set of 8z gears engaged the main drums and locked them down. It was done by hand-power only, so I had to remember to set them. One thing I want to do in the future (when I build another crane) is to figure out a way to make a winch brake/lock that either engages automatically or is motorized and can be controlled remotely.

    Yves: Hi! No, I did not. I’m sorry.

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