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Power Functions with #10244 and #10247

I'm totally new to Power Functions and don't know anything in that genre.  What would I need to display both the Ferris Wheel and the Fairground Mixer somewhat close to each other and be able to control each of their speeds independently?  Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!


  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 632
    edited November 2015
    One of the cheaper ways to have them at 2 different speeds is to have two battery boxes and two medium sized motors. #88000 #8883
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    edited November 2015
    If you already have a speed regulator (like the ones used with 9V trains), try this:
    It uses only one motor but the two rides are at different speeds.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Power functions are not hard to figure out. First of all, both sets of instructions show you exactly how to hook in a motor and battery box. On both, the gearing takes care of the proper speed and all you have to do is turn the battery box on and off. You could run both motors of the same battery box if desired. If you want to "control" the speed, just add a #8884 Lego IR receiver to each set-up. The last thing you would then need is a #8879 IR speed controller which can independently both motors. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    opps....independently operate both motors.
  • ChiefCubbyChiefCubby Member Posts: 10
    Ecmo47, thank you. I guess that was another thing i was wondering, about needing only 1 or 2 battery boxes. I just saw the sells extension cords for power functions as well. That'd be nice. I want them close, but not on top of each other. Thanks everyone. 
  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 1,016
    I was wondering these same things. Thanks for the answers. I recently bought Ferris Wheel for my daughter and am currently building the Carousel. I wanted to control the speeds considering in videos it seems the power functions they recommend make the sets go waaaaaay too fast.

    So all I need to do is hook up an IR receiver to the battery box essentially? As opposed to just hooking up the battery box?

    Looks like I need to make another power functions purchase. I just bought some for a train I'm working on. I'm also very new to power functions. I'm sure they are easy to understand, but since I've never been exposed to them before, this is all a learning curve for me.
  • ChiefCubbyChiefCubby Member Posts: 10
    edited December 2015
    Sethro3, I agree about the speed. When I bought the Ferris Wheel set, I envisioned a very slow turn, much like the Navy Pier wheel in Chicago, enough speed to keep you interested, but also slow enough to catch all of the sights. 
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