I added Power Functions to my LEGO Technic Cherry Picker.
About this creation
Motorized Lego 8292 Cherry Picker
Above this, you can see the photo, such as it is on the box of this set, now with power functions in it. You can see the IR Receiver in the Cabin and the pf medium motor under the board in the middle of the vehicle.
Under this you can see how its back looks like.
On the left you can see how the back looks like.
This photo shows the total height of the Cherry Picker.
Here you can see the two swithes: The PF XL powers the arm of the 'crane' and driving and the Pf medium motor drives the steer and swiveling of the arm.
This photo shows how the grill is changed: just the IR Reciever is visible.
Nice job! I think this is even better than Nathanael Kuipers' motorized 8292. This is quite an accomplishment as he was the one that designed this set. I like the use of switches for function shifting. I think it's much better than squeezing in four m-motors and having less driving power.
December 17, 2010
Nice use of Power Functions! Making a model work is always fun. I'd like to suggest the 8870 Lights, which will make great headlights and the wire is long enough to reach the battery box.