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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lego Technic Planes: Cargo Plane, No. 42025

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For my birthday this year, my parents got me Lego Technic 42025 Cargo Plane. This is the first Technic set I have received which actually builds into a fully functioning (but not flying) plane, and I am very excited. The finished cargo plane has a ton of features, including working ailerons, spinning propellers and a motorized front and back door. (Right): The fully completed plane.

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However, the most impressive feature of this plane is undoubtedly the ultra-realistic landing gear, which is the most awesome thing I've ever seen on any of the Technic sets ever. The plane has a tricycle landing gear, which means that it has one front wheel and two back wheels. All of them are powered by one shaft, and they all retract or deploy simultaneously. The back wheels have an extremely realistic cover, which even falls down the moment the wheels are fully stowed. This feature is undoubtedly the best one of the many things this plane has to offer. (Left): The back door of the plane being lowered.

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The plane itself looks very nice and everything is very proportionate. A small joystick at the back controls the ailerons and the elevators while a second smaller lever controls the flaps, which can be pushed forward or back to extend the surface area of the wing. The wings themselves sit on top of the fuselage. The cockpit looks extremely realistic and even features two seats and a tiny control panel for the pilot and co-pilot. (Left): A description of the movement of the ailerons and the elevators.

This set rebuilds into a hovercraft.

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